My children still tease me about some of our Chanukah traditions. I must admit, with eight days of Hanukkah gift giving and a limited budget, I often found myself pushing the boundaries of creativity. I often used the holiday to buy them “gifts” that satisfied “needs” rather than “wants” and always designated at least one day to reinforce the importance of Judaism and the Jewish traditions of performing mitzvot and giving tzedakah.
FYI >> We always switched up the order of the nights so the kids never knew which night would be the dreaded (often embarrassing) personal hygiene night
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Last Minute Kids Holiday Gifts & Stocking Stuffers Guide from MomMeMatch.com
Our friends over at MomMeMatch.com (the folks that brought us the definitive collection of Matching Family Holiday Pajamas) have put together this great last minute kids holiday gifts and stocking stuffers guide. It is to last minute kids gifts what our Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Guide is for for Christmas & Hanukkah gifts in general. Continue Reading →
Yahoo News does it again – something catches my fancy and suddenly I am diverted from the task at hand onto a whole other direction. Check out this cardboard bicycle that its Israeli inventor says can change the world – and priced at just $20.00, he might be right!
So suddenly I began wondering with Christmas just around the corner, how much are children's bikes these days? Not surprisingly I went directly to my first stop for almost anything and everything – Amazon.com. The sheer number of adorable children's bicycles was a bit overwhelming for a simple off-task activity so I decided to narrow my choices down to bikes that are currently being offered at 50% -70% off. So here's what I found — bikes ranged from an affordable girls white bike reduced 70% from $130.00 to $38.79 to a kids Ferrari red bike reduced 52% from $524.00 to a still pricey $249.95. In between there was a cute pink and purple bicycle priced at $62.96 and a Transformers fan dream bike reduced 68% to $77.48. I know many of you wait until black Friday to purchase your holiday gifts but sometimes the stress of finding the right deal on the right day is a bit much so consider taking advantage of Amazon's huge selection of products priced at 70% off everyday and begin stocking up on this year's Christmas and birthday presents!