Friday, February 23, 2018

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Bless This Mess

Even though we’re 30 days before Pesach, this article is not about Pesach cleaning. Rather, it’s about a little housekeeping of our own minds. You see, quite often we imagine things to be problems that aren’t really problems, and with a little practice we can keep a clear mind.

Where Are Your Pictures?

“Where are my pictures?” my daughter asked me one day. “What pictures?” I asked. “Well, I can see pictures of me until I’m about 10, then everything stops.” Yep, that’s about the time we went digital, and we stopped printing out all of our pictures.

With film,

February Fun

As we approach the end of February, it often starts to feel like winter might never end. Chanukah is a distant memory, you’ve already maxed out on hot cocoa for the season, and that pesky groundhog certainly didn’t help. While it feels like the calendar isn’t moving, spring will be here before we know it. Here are

Searching for Purpose as a Senior Adult

People spend the better part of their lives being mothers or fathers, sisters or brothers, children and students, employees or employers and friends. They have defined roles, know what they need to do, when to do it and how to get it done. They wake up in the morning with a plan and a purpose, interacting with the world

Penina Rybak’s Socially Speaking® Program Integrates iPad Into Autism Intervention in the iEra

Penina Rybak, MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the iPad® into our world of technology. For Rybak, a practicing pediatric speech-language pathologist and an educational technology consultant for two decades, the introduction of the iPad® was a real game


My kids are old enough to walk home from the bus alone. There is no rulebook that says this; I just decided it on my own after they once asked if they could walk home themselves and noticed other kids doing the same. I have put in many years of racing to the bus at inconvenient times of day, and have well earned my badge of freedom

You’re Never Too Young to Exercise

Every January, many Americans have one thing in common: a commitment to exercise more in the new year. As adults, it is difficult for many of us to find time to stay in shape between working and taking care of our families. Many children, on the other hand, easily get the exercise they need during the warmer

Foster Dog

I am writing about a topic I was hoping I wouldn’t have to revisit, one that I had imagined was closed forever with the emancipation of our guinea pig several years ago. But alas, here I am, writing about pets again. Before I launch into this, I’d just like to add that we currently have a small, statue-like

Beads of Sweat

A large portion of my day was spent imprisoned by a vortex of fuse beads. If you are not familiar with fuse beads, consider yourself extremely fortunate, and maybe even go buy a lottery ticket because now is your time! The activity that my son Liad began to nag me about at 7:15 this morning was that he would like to make an

CareOne of Teaneck Offers Caregiver Support Group

On the second Tuesday of every month, CareOne of Teaneck offers a caregiver support group. Led by Vivian Green Korner, who is a Dementia Care Specialist, this group focuses on those who are caring for family members with Alzheimers; Korner is knowledgeable in all aspects of the caregiving process, and she is open to answer

Tips for Happy Hosting on Chanukah

For many people Chanukah is a non-stop party, with events and celebrations happening every night. Especially if you’re the host, it can feel a little hectic. With these insider party tips, you can throw a gourmet party without over-exerting yourself.

A Twist on Tradition

Gifts of Experiences: No Wrapping Paper Required

In the month between Thanksgiving and Chanukah, sometimes even the menschiest children can forget how grateful they are for what they have, as their Chanukah lists grow to include every new toy and gadget under the sun. This year, try a gift that won’t take up any space in your house—spending time together.