I began admiring Ariella Katschers talent when she started her first business, A Pretty Pretzel, in the Five Towns. Ariella has since moved back to Toronto, her hometown, and shortly after her return, she opened an online candy store “thecandycatchers.com ”, featuring stunning custom candy platters beautiful, creative gifts, and, of course, her famous artisanal pretzels! Thank you, Ariella, for giving us a step by step guide on how to make these adorable apple pretzels for Rosh Hashana!
Although the focus of Rosh Hashana should, of course be our tefillos, here are some small touches that can make Yom Tov meals special for your family. People often share how these small touches enhance their children's simchas Yom Tov. Here's the first opportunity this year to express our excitement for the special days on the calendar.
When my children were younger, I spent lots of time on the phone on hold waiting for my call to be taken at my childrens' pediatrician’s office.
The good part about it was that after hearing the recording again and again, the important and useful information really stuck. One of the lines I remember well was: “Do not give in when your child cries and whines to stay up longer. Spending an extra few minutes tucking him in and saying good night, may relax him and help him fall asleep faster.”
I feel that this concept applies to all areas of parenthood.
Many children are anxious at the start of a new school year. When sending your children off to school, spending that extra bit of time to write an encouraging, funny or loving message, or making a special supper or craft can go a long way.