Minnesota Mamaleh: Out With the Old, In With the New

So does my family celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the December 31st version as well? You bet we do! And while we have different memories and customs for both holidays, this year we made the connection between the two days for our kids and for ourselves.

Minnesota Mamaleh: Holiday Gifts

Hanukah can be a time when gift giving gets out of control. This year, Jason and I tackled the problem head on and came up with creative ways to make family gifts more meaningful.

Minnesota Mamaleh: Your Baby, in the Army?

Veteran’s Day rolled around last week and incited a variety of emotions. Was anyone else’s facebook news feed teaming with complaints about not having the day off? Hmm…For most of us, Veteran’s Day gave a moment of pause to reflect upon people whom we love, admire and respect for committing and sometimes sacrificing themselves for our country and for us.

Minnesota Mamaleh: “Bestest” Family Time

Our life is kid-centered. We organize our day-to-day around our little ones and their activities. Zoo, Children’s Museum, Science Museum, we’re so there. BUT, I’m going to be honest with you here, we’re not necessarily as family-centered as we’d like to be. We’re not fantastic at everyday Family Time.