By Gabo Najenson
Q:Why should families travel to Israel?
A: Israel is a very versatile country with a rich history of the Holy Land that has existed for over 5000 years.
Traditions and spirituality in countless historical sites have been preserved for thousands of years. Walking through many of the streets of Israel feels like you have been transported back in time. At the same time, Israel is the startup nation filled with modern elements of nightclubs, vegan restaurants and more.
The journeys within Israel will take you from ancient synagogues to breathtaking hikes in the wild. (more…)
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Tips from a homeschooling mom of four and social emotional learning specialist
By Sofia Dickens
With over 50 million kids at home, we’re all trying to make sense of this new reality as moms. How can I make sure my kids don’t fall behind academically? How can I get anything done around here? And how can I help my kids get along in close quarters?
I want to share some friend-to-friend perspective to give you confidence when asking yourself those “how” (or should I say WTF) questions.
Even for those of us who are fortunate enough to have online learning already up and running, there are many hours in the day, and plenty of minutes to dedicate to worrying about your kids getting “enough” of what they need. So I’d like to take a minute to help reframe your thinking about education in order to free you from some of that worry! (more…)
Israel is a well traveled country for Jewish families seeking to connect to their heritage, religion and family roots. Numerous families return yearly to Israel to visit relatives and enjoy a vacation at the same time. Many families choose to also celebrate a Bar/Bat Mitzvah on this occasion.
Puzzle Israel travel experts skilfully built a 10-day winter tour itinerary designed for such families to tour together (this of course includes families that have never visited Israel).
Read more below to learn about this special opportunity for an exciting and meaningful family tour to Israel organized by the boutique travel company – Puzzle Israel.
Puzzle Israel travel experts have collected for you the best touring options in Israel with kids during the spring and summer breaks.
Travelling in Israel with kids can be a real adventure, which the adults can enjoy just as much as the kids! Israel is an extremely kid-friendly country, offering amazing activities that cover a range of topics: from history, culinary, active and much more. Check out below our recommendations and contact us for more info and for plenty of other special ideas!
History – yes, it can be fun too!
Jerusalem offers fantastic options for learning history in a fun way. (more…)
By Shirin Yadegar
Fall is in the air with pumpkin spice chai lattes and misty mornings, and the kids are consumed with halloween decorations and costume ideas.
Actually, the entire family is excited about dressing up and trick or treating. The challenge is what’s everyone going to dress up as?
My teens are too “big” for conventional costumes and my elementary school kids just want to purchase everything they set their eyes on. So where’s the balance?
For several years, we have turned halloween into a fun family project where we brainstorm and create our own original costumes. That means you don’t have to be someone famous or popular. You can be whoever you want to be.
By Lisa Niver
I love to visit San Francisco. When I lived there, I was teaching and going to graduate school and somehow never knew about the Flower Show and the Fortune Cookie Factory. Fortunately, friends of mine showed me the way and I discovered new things on my recent visit.
In Union Square at Macy’s, there is a spring time flower show. The 2018 theme was “Once Upon A Springtime.” My favorite part was to sit in the Princess chair but I was told that in San Francisco, “We do not bother with Princesses, we are all Queens here!” So grab some attitude and enjoy the flower displays all over the store. This event happens at Macy’s New York, Chicago and San Francisco where the stores are “transformed into breathtaking floral scenes with blooms, fantasy flowers and lush plants from around the world. Millions of guests filed in during the two-week exhibition as our stores blossomed with themed events, specialty gardens and more.” The theme of the show was “heroic characters triumphing over competing forces to usher in the beauty of spring.” (more…)
Can everything really go smoothly on a family vacation?
By Shirin Yadegar
Do you get anxiety when thinking of your next family vacation. Family vacations require hours of thoughtful planning so everyone involved is happy.
Is that realistic when you have teenagers and kindergarteners?
Yes, it is.
Over spring break we planned an incredible two week vacation for our immediate family which includes my husband and I and our 14, 12, 8 and 6 year old plus my nearly 80 year old father-in-law. (more…)
By Trish Healy
Spring Break is almost upon us. So for many of us Moms that means scratching our heads looking for new and inventive ways to keep the kids entertained.
But you don’t need to head out of town for a memorable vacay. Why not give the kids a spring break escape at home with a stay-cation they’ll never forget?
WonderTent Parties has created a range of memory making at home SleepOver and GlampOut experiences designed to bring the WOW to spring break sleepovers. (more…)