The saran wrap ball challenge is a game often played at parties. The idea is that participants compete to unwrap a saran ball that contains small gifts. It is usually played with dice and there are several rules which I have found varies from party to party. However played, it's usually a big hit!
Happiness is a choice. Even if life throws you a curve ball, you can still be happy. Read on for ideas on choosing and maintaining happiness in your life.
This is a very simple, tasty and attractive cake recipe that is healthy, vegan friendly and inexpensive to make.
This is a very easy, attractive and tasty recipe that appeals to most dietary lifestyles and is perfect for any occasion!
Losing a pet can be traumatic, even devasting. For many people, their pets are members of their family. This article talks about learning to deal with those emotions that engulf us.
For most people, their pets are like family members. If they should go missing, it can be devasting. Here are some tips on both finding a missing pet and how to prevent it in the first place.
Wordcamp is a conference that focuses on everything Wordpress. These conferences are held all around the world. Read on to learn all about it!
Whether it is dietary restrictions or dietary choice, it is very possible for there to be several eating plans in one household. Here are some suggestions for mamging multi-diets.
For various reasons, many multi-generational families are living together under one roof and enjoying it! Here are some hints for making it work.
A new moon signifies a new start and fresh beginnings! Here are some ways to celebrate new beginnings.
A White Elephant Gift Exchange is a fun addition to many parties. This article will show you how to organize your own.
The ultimate question about what, for many, would be the ultimate gift. Here are some ideas to help you decide if a pet would really be the best gift and how to go about giving it.
These sweet potato pancakes are an interesting change from ordinary pancakes. Follow this simple recipe for a yummy treat!
The celebration of Hanukkah is fairly common in many parts of the world. This article talks about the meaning and the traditions of the holiday.
Come along with me to see Banias, one of the most breath taking, beautiful places on earth.
This is a slightly healthier version of peanut butter cookies that still has all the richness and sweetness of a higher calorie cookie.
The Tonto Natural Bridge State Park offers one of the most beautiful sights in a comfortable family friendly setting.
What constitutes an addictive personality and how do you know if you have one?
October 17th is World Hunger Day. Here are a few ways you can help.
Moving can be difficult enough, but moving with pets requires even more attention. Here are some ideas to help ease your cats into a new home.
There are so many things you can do with a Sharpie. Here are some more of my favorites.
The Hebrew alphabet is one of the oldest known languages. It is beautiful to see and fun to learn!
Selecting a doctor can be an ardous task, but one that we all face at several times in our lives. This article will help you to find the doctor that is right for you.
Sharpies are the ultimate writing tool. They can do the task of many other paints, pens and markers all rolled into one simple pen! Check out some great and easy things you can do with a Sharpie!
What would happen if your computer crashed? Would you lose everything or do you have it backed up? This article will talk about several ways to back up your work.
Moving houses at its best, is not an easy task. Here are some tips to make the move go smoother and easier.
After discovering a McDonalds restaurant that didn't have the customary colors, this writer decided to find more. Read on for more interesting McDonalds discoveries.
Sedona, Arizona is surrounded by beautiful red rock. It is a great spot for a day trip or you can dig in your heels and stay for a while!
Educators, law enforcers and parents have been using "scare tactics" to modify behavior for many years. Are they as effective as we think and what makes them effective?
People with Narcissitic Personality Disorder tend to be exceedingly preoccupied with themselves. Their lack of empathy makes it challenging to form and maintain a relationship.
According to European folklore, some wells were called Wishing Wells because it was believed that any wish spoken near them would be granted.
A positive morning mantra can kick start your day into the positive high energy you may be looking for.
Part of mental well-being is having an order or structure to your day. For most of us, our day starts in the morning. The better our morning goes, generally determines how well our day will go!
Elmina Castle on the south coast of Ghana is steeped in history! It is best known for having been one of the most important stops on the Atlantic Slave Trade. A "must see" if you are visiting Ghana!
Coconut Oil is one of the newer "miracle" products! What used to be only a food product has become known as a moisturizer and much, much more! Read on to discover some of the many uses of coconut oil!
Preparing and eating an artichoke is almost an artform. There are certain ways to do it to enhance your culinary senses.
A firsthand look at what happens during an eye exam and why you should have regular eye exams.
This article discusses the signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction, what you can do to treat it on your own, and how to know when to seek help.
Gluten is a food that many people are sensitive or intolerant to. Here some common symptoms that may tell you whether you have an intolerance to gluten or something more serious.
Learning another language can be a fun experience, especially when you have the opportunity to put it to use!
How do you say "love" in Hebrew? Besides the obvious, there are many different ways to say love!
As important as our eyes are to us, they are often neglected. This article talks about some common eye problems and how to recognize them.
No matter what age you are, you probably experience some amount of sore or aching feet. This article will talk about ways to prevent that and ways to turn your aching feet into happy feet!
Here are several recipes that follow the rules for Kashrut. They are easy and delicious and not just for those who keep kosher!
Homemade greeting cards are always a big hit. Greeting cards with hidden messages can be even more fun! This will show you how to make them.
Matbucha is a staple on the Morrocan and Israeli table. It is more of a condiment than a salad and is an accompaniment for most meals.
How to write an invitation that is is clear and informative yet still gracious.
One of the worst things that we do to ourselves when we are stressed, is to allow ourselves to become more stressed! Stop the cycle!
Tips for conquering the age old dilemna of how to tell someone you have a crush on them.
More than 35,000,000 people visit Arizona every year. 15, 000, 000 of them visit Phoenix. Here are some of the reasons why.
Today, Israel is celebrating it's 65th birthday.
When we introduce a new pet into a household, we are shaking all the familiar foundations. It is important to do this in a manner that is comfortable for all your pets.
On the eve of my daughter's 20th birthday, I feel a compulsion to impart just a few more words of wisdom. I decided to share those ideas here.
Looking to join Oprah Winfrey's book club? Oprah Winfrey has been known for choosing some of the best and most widely read books. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and join her bookclub just to see what it is all about. Read on to learn how to join and get the most out of this book club.
There are so many simple things you can do to decorate for a party. Watermelon baskets top the list because they are fairly simple and always look good!
Among all the other things you have to do to get ready for a new baby, probably one of the most important decisions is what to name your new baby.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make a Memory Jar for Baby's First Year or any other occasion with examples of what to include inside it.
Five fun baby shower games with instructions and a supply list.
This article will provide tips for packing the right things to make a long plane ride go faster and more comfortably.
Many holidays don't correspond with school vacations. With two kids away at school, this author is learning to be creative!
In theory road trips sound like fun, but in reality, they can be an ordeal. Here are ways to make your road trip easier and fun.
Poetry may not be for everyone but anyone who wants to, can write Initial Poems.
Summer will be upon us before we know it. Here are some tips on avoiding complications in extreme heat.
Samples of letters of resignations
As this writer faces the prospect of her first grandchild, she decides to pen some words of wisdom to all grandmothers to be.
Childhood obesity is prevalent in the USA. How harmful can it be and what can we do to fix it?
What causes inflammation in Crohn's Disease and how to manage it.
Whether you are going to visit Israel or just enriching your word power, it's always fun to learn a new language.
Because communication is a key factor in employment, I will be using this article to talk about why you need a follow-up letter and how to write it.
In this article we will talk about ways to recognize and cope with our loneliness.
Cochise County in Southern Arizona is a great place to visit if you are looking for somewhere that is steeped in native culture and activities.
While cats may seem passive, there is often an aggressive spirit to them, especially when they are jealous!
Kindness in business doesn't only mean customer satisfaction. It also aids in keeping employees satisfied.
This article discusses the pros and cons of classroom discussions.
Learning how to cope with being single in a couples oriented world.
Often our embarrassment of being seen naked keeps us from participating in events that we would otherwise enjoy. Here are my tips for how to handle public showers.
A review in WordCamp for all levels!
A review on new Popchips tortilla chips, a delicious snack.
A simple, tasty no-bake dessert for everyone.
Phoenix Arizona has a wealth of hiking trails. This will give you some good information about them.
To me there is no sweeter sound than the laughter of a baby!
A big part of what makes a night fun is the preparation. Here are some ideas for making that preparation as fun as the experience.
There is not a whole lot more frustrating than reaching for a pen that doesn't work and having the next one do the same. I have learned to be somewhat resourceful in bringing them back to life
Sometimes all you need to complete your "look" is a great pair of eyeglasses!
Of the top ten resolutions made in 2012, "Fall in love" ranked number nine, just ahead of "Spend time with Family."
This is part of the H.O.W. articles. Helping to to make a difference in the world.
Two hubpage authors have the opportunity to meet in person and share their stories!
Our core muscles extend from the hip to the shoulder, They are what keeps us upright and able to move on two feet. When strengthened, these muscles help control movements, transfer energy and shift body weight and provide support.
Cooking is more than a necessity and better than a hobby. To me, it is a means to nourish the soul.
A small collection of poems written for a poetry challenge that talk about how you know you are falling in love
Another contribution to H.O.W. Humanity One World. Teaming together to make it better!
There are many ways we can help people in need to make this world a better place.
Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade was a family tradition that I brings back warm memories.
One mom gives practical child rearing tips to her daughter on the brink of motherhood.
One family's journey from adversity, abuse and pain to health.
Family traditions. The glue that bonds us. They are what keep us coming home!
What is your motivativation to write? I always thought it was cathartic but now I realize, I also like the noteriety!
A warm, tasty dish to finish the Breakfast with Miriam series!
A great variation on a traditional , spicy fish recipe!
In our house, this is the piece-de-resistance! Pretty much everyone's favorite!
Sometimes we have to move out of our comfort zone to learn the extent of our capabilities.
How to make new house rules when your almost grown children come back home to live or How it took this mother 22 years to make house rules!
When you live in an Israeli village, plan to be in "hostess mode" all the time. It has since, prepared me to be a good hostess even when there is a surprise knock on the door!
a great, flavorful condiment that goes with practically anything.
In order to cook, you have to have the goods! Shopping in Israel is a great experience!
Mandlebrodt is something between a cookie and a cake. It can be made in various ways, each one as tasty as the next!
Even the best and busiest of cooks have to take time off to clean!
Another tasty morsel that is the ultimate of comfort food!
There is is a special place I like to go. It is a place to heal and a source of comfort.
Fun cat pictures and sayings!
UV protection is critical for eyes. Always make sure that your eyes are protected
Another yummy addition to any meal!
Delicious cooked eggplant salads that go well with any meal or just by themselves!
Learn how to make three easy and tasty cabbage salads!
The typical Israeli dinner table is laden with salads and condiments before the main entree is served. This article talks about the variety and includes a recipe for the infamous Israeli Salad.
Laughter has more health benefits than most of us realize!
Most of us, if we haven't already found it are looking for that one sweet love.
When I was growing up, we had dogs.We were led to believe that cats were bad. So how did it get to be that I love cats?! Not only love them but live with four them!
”There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfulness, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms.” -Charlotte Bronte
No matter how busy we are, it is crucial to our mental health to find time for ourselves.
Every night gives us a chance to assess the day. Every new day can be a chance for a "do over" if needed.
In 1994 I made the decision to move from the suburb of Chicago to a farm in Israel. We packed our little family up and we made our way to Israel. This is how I acclimated.
I found a flower. A flower where no flowers are growing. Just sitting in the grass. How did it get there? Who did it belong to? How did it survive it's journey? Holding it in my hands, I imagined:
This is a small collection I've written on growing older. Some are whimsical and fun. Some are wistful! All are exaggerations!
Someone is checking the fetal monitor as we race through the hospital. All that I am, all that I was, all that I will be....led up to this moment. There is nothing else.
a tribute to my mother on my birthday
Sometime we have to let go of our friends even without explanation. Even if we are not ready.
Instead of an instructional article about cats, this one just celebrates them!
A poem about a place to go to rejuvenate
Sometimes it's easier to say "I love you" then to demonstrate it, especially as our children become adolescents! Here are some tried and true ways to show them your love!
A few Haikus!
There are more than one kind of benefit when we are talking about our friends.
a collection about letting go of the people in our lives who need to move on.