We are continuing 12 Days of Holiday Free Family Fun with our friends at ZiggityZoom. Our Eleventh guest blogger is Esti Berkowitz. A natural born schmoozer, Esti blogs about how she found Kosher food, a husband, and had children after 35 at http://www.primetimeparenting.wordpress.com. Esti is the Kosher Traveling Mom on http://www.travelingmom.com. Follow as Esti shares about being a parent after 35 on twitter @primetimeparent and about Kosher food @estiberkowitz.
When asked how she keeps her kids busy during the holidays and adds a “spin of charity.” Esti said:
Cooking. The kids are home, so we have our very own Chanukah party. This is where we really have a “latke” fun!! The kids help mix the potatoes in a large pot, but mom takes it from there to the pan of hot oil. We use fun cookie cutters in the shapes of menorahs and dreidels and decorate cookies with blue and gold icing. We get a bunch of dreidels and plenty of Streit’s Chocolate Chanukah Gelt for prizes. We add a spin of charity and give money towards Chai Lifeline. For some great healthy cookie recipes and more check out http://www.levanacooks.com, and for some fun decorating tips check out http://www.jewishhostess.com.