Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated much earlier than our neighbours south of the border! This year we spent Thanksgiving at our Aunt Lori and Uncle Ralph's cottage in Sydneham, Ontario. Not only do they have a beautiful home that backs on to a private lake, they have their fair share of animals that Ethan enjoyed visiting. Being off grid this weekend allowed me to reflect on this past year. Here are ten things for which I'm thankful for. My country. As the rest of the world . . .
This past Sunday, Ethan got to celebrate his very first Sukkot! Most of you might be wondering: What is Sukkot? Sukkot is a week long Jewish Holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur and celebrates the gathering of the harvest. During this holiday, people eat and sometimes sleep in a Sukkah, a little outdoor shed that commemorates the time the Israelite's spent in the wilderness after they were freed from slavery in Egypt. Although we're not religious, we're raising Ethan in . . .
This past weekend was jam packed with Passover AND Easter celebrations. Celebrating both holidays can sometimes be complicated (I'm Jewish, my husband is not) but over the years, Adam and I have embraced the convergence of both our religions. With Passover and Easter landing on the same weekend, Adam and I were determined to honour each day equally.First stop: my parents home for the second night seder. The SederThe Seder is a traditional meal that takes place on the first and second . . .
Merry Christmas everyone! Has everyone recovered? Did you attempt to score some boxing day sales at Yorkdale or Vaughan Mills? If you did, and made it past the entry, I applaud you and your patience. One look at the line on the way back from Kingston and we decided to hold off on boot shopping for Adam. Poor guy can wait a few days. Here's a little recap of our holidays. You can just call me the Holiday Drama Mama. I didn’t think this holiday could have gotten any worse. It . . .