Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Cord Blood: A Healthy Resolution for the New Year

(Courtesy of Maze Cord Blood) For many soon-to-be parents, the prospect of a new year is a stressful yet exciting time. And, like with all new parents, along with a new baby comes concerns for the newborn’s health. With Rosh Hashanah upon us, the entire Jewish community is praying for a happy and healthy new year. So,

Uncle Moishy Launches ‘Welcome’ CD, a Fresh New Sound for the New Year

Uncle Moishy announced the release of “Welcome,” a fresh new CD with a fresh new sound, now available for purchase in-store, as well as online at UncleMoishysWorld.com, iTunes and Google Play. Get your copy in time for Rosh Hashanah!

“The music on ‘Welcome’ is an original, new

Proactive Toy and Play Choices for Your Baby/Toddler

As a pediatric occupational therapist doing early intervention throughout Bergen County, I have the pleasure of playing with toys most of the day. Choices of toys and goals are always purposeful. Discussion takes place with the parents when choosing toys for play, and toy suggestions are re-evaluated as the child

The Accidental Baker

There is very little I hate more than baking with my kids. They fight over pouring flour into the bowl; mix things so that, inadvertently, chunks go flying; and crack eggs leaving elusive shells for me to fish out. It’s not fun, it takes three times as long with their “assistance” and it ends up being way messier. I have

An Integrated Approach to Care

In a recent article published in The Bergen Record, Cathleen Bennett wrote about New Jersey state’s efforts to support an integrated health care system that treats people’s physical and mental health at the same time. In her article, Ms. Bennett discusses the impact that one’s mental health or addiction struggles may have on

Nothing Is a Coincidence

Most of us have had things happen that convince us that Hashem is truly guiding things from above. Incidents that go beyond mere coincidences and into the bashert category.

Let me tell you a little story. Maybe not so little a story. But one that says without a doubt that there is a plan for all of

Top Trumps: War With a Twist of Trivia

Often, parents want their children to play games that can strengthen them academically, yet their children will refuse to have anything to do with an educational game. Top Trumps is the perfect game for parents who want to sneak some education into their children’s’ fun. With the children enjoying the game so

Kaplen JCC Hosts Successful Annual Play Fore! the Kids Golf and Games Event

For the past 17 years, JCC family and friends have come together each summer to take part in the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Golf Classic, which helps brings a greater quality of life to children with special needs. This year’s event, held at Montammy Country Club in Alpine, New Jersey, on August 7, was no exception. A

Slime Nation

It was the words I’d been waiting to hear for several long months of navigating my kitchen with what looked like contractor dust everywhere, but was actually corn starch. “Mommy, making slime is sooo over.”

Slime-making was all the rage this year. For a while, living in my own state of

Journalism Begins at Home

About five years ago my younger sister came up with an idea to produce a family newspaper. She was too young to put it together, and back then, I was a bossy older sister, so I immediately took charge. Surprisingly, I now find myself the editor-in-chief of a newspaper that is rapidly expanding, both in length and in circulation (more of the

Seven Things Jewish College Students Should Skip This Summer

Spring semester has long since ended, but you’re already feeling the summer days start to drag. Take advantage of the free time you’ve been waiting for and be wary of the things you shouldn’t find yourself doing this season. I myself have learned some of these lessons both the easy way and the hard way and I thought they

Uncharted Territory

It is wedged in my memory, the shock when I’d arrived at sleepaway camp in my teen-aged years, and noticed how neatly organized a friend’s trunk was. “My mom packed it,” she said, simply, as she began shelving a stack of color-coordinated white tees, that flowed into the yellow, and then green ones. I glanced at my own