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Your Say Thanks for your amazing feedback it s clear that we have the greatest fans out there Here are some of the emails and messages we received EDITOR Yitty Denciger ART MARKETING Tzivia Cohen Miriam Reifman 14minds com COPY EDITOR Lieba Bard Wigdor ADVERTISING ads fyimagazineny com PHONE 718 412 2442 WEBSITE www fyimagazineny com WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER Chanukah is almost here and you may be busy choosing or creating your own candles Here are all the candle facts you need to make you sound knowledgeable Did you know the word candle originates from the Latin word candere that means to shine Someone who makes candles is a chandler That sounds almost like chandelier does it not Although candles are not really hung from ceilings any longer the root form of chandelier is from the word for candle One of the 1st substances used to make candles was tallow the white fat of cattle or sheep Today you can buy candles made of soy blends of gel and beeswax in every shape and color and even some that sing the Chanukah song Up to the 20th century candles were used every day as the primary source of light How else would you light up a dark room or street As early as 1616 the Irish government began making it mandatory to light the dark streets of Dublin with the Candlelight Law It stated that every fifth house would display a light within prescribed hours of the night for the guidance of street users month IY this D e h t t I tried ame ou ow it c h d e v dles and lo lue can b d e t n sce I used to add tle fish t li w e and dr cute to it So M Fine MANAGING EDITOR Darlene Fedele Candles In Paris by 1716 all the owners of houses that faced a road lane or passage had to put out candles on dark nights and if they did not they were fined 1 shilling They were already in business for 4 years before Columbus discovered America Rathborne Candles a company in Dublin gets the award for being the oldest continuously trading company in the world It opened E MAIL info fyimagazineny com in 1488 and according to one company spokesman Thank you so much I really enjoy reading the FYI It s the only magazine my family buys Right when it comes out my family fights who will read it first Thank you so much again C Kushner Published by FYI Magazine All rights reserved Reproduction in whole or in part in any form without prior written permission from the publisher is prohibited The publisher reserves the right to edit all articles for clarity space and editorial sensitivities FYI Magazine assumes no responsibility for the content of articles or advertisements in the publication nor for the content of books that are referred to or excerpted herein Michal an d I could totally be ad a day li ke that last week and I didn t know what to d o Luckily my friend s helped m e to keep going Kayla T twins I h By The Numbers they are planning to last at least another 500 years 90 of all candles sold today are scented Why do people use candles today if we all have electricity Mostly to make a room cozy and fragrant 42 burn candles in the living room 18 in the kitchen and 13 in the bedroom Scent is the first thing that will make someone buy a candle That explains why Yankee Candles one of the most popular candle companies If you are a woman chances are you have purchased at least one candle 96 of all candles are purchased by women in the nation has over 150 scents but mostly standardized shapes for their candles The most expensive candle you can buy is called The Ultimate Luxury Candle and its fragrance is Champagne Noir Soy It s embellished with a diamond bow necklace designed by Bucci Jewelry Design The necklace is designed with 38 diamonds set in 14k white gold and it is packaged in a black box with a white satin The record for most people blowing out candles simultaneously is 508 This record was set by the staff of Pudong Shangri La Hotel Resorts in Shanghai China on March 23 2013 bow All yours for just 6 495 00 PRINTED IN CANADA 2 myfyi 3 myfyi
Your Say Thanks for your amazing feedback  it   s clear that we have the greatest fans out there  Here are some of the ema...
Your Say Thanks for your amazing feedback it s clear that we have the greatest fans out there Here are some of the emails and messages we received EDITOR Yitty Denciger ART MARKETING Tzivia Cohen Miriam Reifman 14minds com COPY EDITOR Lieba Bard Wigdor ADVERTISING ads fyimagazineny com PHONE 718 412 2442 WEBSITE www fyimagazineny com WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER Chanukah is almost here and you may be busy choosing or creating your own candles Here are all the candle facts you need to make you sound knowledgeable Did you know the word candle originates from the Latin word candere that means to shine Someone who makes candles is a chandler That sounds almost like chandelier does it not Although candles are not really hung from ceilings any longer the root form of chandelier is from the word for candle One of the 1st substances used to make candles was tallow the white fat of cattle or sheep Today you can buy candles made of soy blends of gel and beeswax in every shape and color and even some that sing the Chanukah song Up to the 20th century candles were used every day as the primary source of light How else would you light up a dark room or street As early as 1616 the Irish government began making it mandatory to light the dark streets of Dublin with the Candlelight Law It stated that every fifth house would display a light within prescribed hours of the night for the guidance of street users month IY this D e h t t I tried ame ou ow it c h d e v dles and lo lue can b d e t n sce I used to add tle fish t li w e and dr cute to it So M Fine MANAGING EDITOR Darlene Fedele Candles In Paris by 1716 all the owners of houses that faced a road lane or passage had to put out candles on dark nights and if they did not they were fined 1 shilling They were already in business for 4 years before Columbus discovered America Rathborne Candles a company in Dublin gets the award for being the oldest continuously trading company in the world It opened E MAIL info fyimagazineny com in 1488 and according to one company spokesman Thank you so much I really enjoy reading the FYI It s the only magazine my family buys Right when it comes out my family fights who will read it first Thank you so much again C Kushner Published by FYI Magazine All rights reserved Reproduction in whole or in part in any form without prior written permission from the publisher is prohibited The publisher reserves the right to edit all articles for clarity space and editorial sensitivities FYI Magazine assumes no responsibility for the content of articles or advertisements in the publication nor for the content of books that are referred to or excerpted herein Michal an d I could totally be ad a day li ke that last week and I didn t know what to d o Luckily my friend s helped m e to keep going Kayla T twins I h By The Numbers they are planning to last at least another 500 years 90 of all candles sold today are scented Why do people use candles today if we all have electricity Mostly to make a room cozy and fragrant 42 burn candles in the living room 18 in the kitchen and 13 in the bedroom Scent is the first thing that will make someone buy a candle That explains why Yankee Candles one of the most popular candle companies If you are a woman chances are you have purchased at least one candle 96 of all candles are purchased by women in the nation has over 150 scents but mostly standardized shapes for their candles The most expensive candle you can buy is called The Ultimate Luxury Candle and its fragrance is Champagne Noir Soy It s embellished with a diamond bow necklace designed by Bucci Jewelry Design The necklace is designed with 38 diamonds set in 14k white gold and it is packaged in a black box with a white satin The record for most people blowing out candles simultaneously is 508 This record was set by the staff of Pudong Shangri La Hotel Resorts in Shanghai China on March 23 2013 bow All yours for just 6 495 00 PRINTED IN CANADA 2 myfyi 3 myfyi
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Dare to Explore B eauty Culture Architecture History Islands set in pristine blue waters Yes we ve landed in Greece Greece has long been associated with beauty for a good reason The breathtaking nature is a masterpiece that only Hashem could create In addition the culture has historically emphasized beauty and the arts Take Meteora for example Meteora is Greece s City in the Sky because quite literally it is way up there close to the clouds Meteora Greece WRITTEN BY TZIPORAH GESTETNER 4 myfyi Like the picture on the left you ll Can you imagine living on a big see huge rocky cliffs with little old cliff buildings resting on top Believe it or not in addition to The spectacular symmetry and towns set at the foot of the cliffs jagged shapes of these rocky such as Kalambaka and Kastraki mountains cause many to wonder there are actually people living in how did they come to be Over buildings all the way on top the years scientists have pro Now in this day and age you posed quite a few theories guess could probably think of a couple ing how many years it must have of ways that people would be taken for the cliffs to develop into able to get to the top of a jagged the marvel they are today mountain perhaps by cable car Most of them agree that it is not or mini helicopter However these easy to explain this unusual sight settlements have been there for a geologically few hundred years already When It seems that weathering shaped they were built things were quite the mountains of Meteora This different happens when rocks come in The first people to settle in Me steady contact with water wind teora climbed the cliffs with their or extreme temperature The end bare hands grabbing at trees on result is a rock formation with their way up to keep steady They interesting shapes and designs mostly came to escape normal Meteora is unique it is a group of everyday life At the top they set very large rock formations that tled in small caves and crevices In have actually been turned into a time the number of inhabitants city grew and they began to build a community 5 myfyi They built large architectural buildings on top of the sharp cliffs That was in the 14th century The construction materials were hoisted up to the flat peaks using folding ladders ropes baskets and nets As you can imagine it took months and years and a lot of perseverance to build them Back then the only way to get there or to bring goods to the top of the mountains was by long extended ladders or nets In the 1920s steps were finally carved out of the rocks making travel easier Until recently there was no electricity or water at the top of Meteora Today there are still some people actually living there but it is more popularly known as a tourist attraction
Dare to Explore  B  eauty. Culture. Architecture. History. Islands set in pristine blue waters.  Yes, we   ve landed in Gr...
Dare to Explore B eauty Culture Architecture History Islands set in pristine blue waters Yes we ve landed in Greece Greece has long been associated with beauty for a good reason The breathtaking nature is a masterpiece that only Hashem could create In addition the culture has historically emphasized beauty and the arts Take Meteora for example Meteora is Greece s City in the Sky because quite literally it is way up there close to the clouds Meteora Greece WRITTEN BY TZIPORAH GESTETNER 4 myfyi Like the picture on the left you ll Can you imagine living on a big see huge rocky cliffs with little old cliff buildings resting on top Believe it or not in addition to The spectacular symmetry and towns set at the foot of the cliffs jagged shapes of these rocky such as Kalambaka and Kastraki mountains cause many to wonder there are actually people living in how did they come to be Over buildings all the way on top the years scientists have pro Now in this day and age you posed quite a few theories guess could probably think of a couple ing how many years it must have of ways that people would be taken for the cliffs to develop into able to get to the top of a jagged the marvel they are today mountain perhaps by cable car Most of them agree that it is not or mini helicopter However these easy to explain this unusual sight settlements have been there for a geologically few hundred years already When It seems that weathering shaped they were built things were quite the mountains of Meteora This different happens when rocks come in The first people to settle in Me steady contact with water wind teora climbed the cliffs with their or extreme temperature The end bare hands grabbing at trees on result is a rock formation with their way up to keep steady They interesting shapes and designs mostly came to escape normal Meteora is unique it is a group of everyday life At the top they set very large rock formations that tled in small caves and crevices In have actually been turned into a time the number of inhabitants city grew and they began to build a community 5 myfyi They built large architectural buildings on top of the sharp cliffs That was in the 14th century The construction materials were hoisted up to the flat peaks using folding ladders ropes baskets and nets As you can imagine it took months and years and a lot of perseverance to build them Back then the only way to get there or to bring goods to the top of the mountains was by long extended ladders or nets In the 1920s steps were finally carved out of the rocks making travel easier Until recently there was no electricity or water at the top of Meteora Today there are still some people actually living there but it is more popularly known as a tourist attraction
Dare to Explore  B  eauty. Culture. Architecture. History. Islands set in pristine blue waters.  Yes, we   ve landed in Gr...
Blubber Science COrner WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER Find It Find 8 differences in these Photos You may think of oil for burning or for latkes but surprise surprise it serves many other important functions See for yourself N 1 cup vegetable oil N 4 Ziploc plastic bags N Masking tape N Sink N Cold water and ice cubes N Timer or a watch with a second hand You need to create a mitten using the Ziploc bags Add the vegetable oil to one open Ziploc bag Turn a second bag inside out and insert it into the first bag Then zip the inside bag to the outside bag so the cooking oil is between them Tape shut any gaps where they join Connect the other two bags together the same way without any oil Fill the sink with ice cubes and cold water Put each bag on one hand start the timer and submerge each hand Time how long you can keep each mitten the one with blubber and the one without before you need to pull each one out because it s too cold The Science Body heat helps many animals survive in very cold temperatures Blubber the thick layer of fat under the skin of whales seals and other animals keeps the body warm by insulating it Basically it blocks the heat from escaping outside In this experiment the oil insulates your hand in the same way Note If you ever need to go out in the freezing cold put a thick layer of petroleum jelly on your face and notice how your face is nice and protected and doesn t feel the stinging cold It works 6 myfyi FREE SUBSCRIPTION You ll Need Word Wiz WINNER Esty Anteby 13 Spring Valley N Y 7 myfyi It s Fun Stuff
Blubber  Science COrner  WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER  Find It   Find 8 differences in these Photos   You may think of oil for b...
Blubber Science COrner WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER Find It Find 8 differences in these Photos You may think of oil for burning or for latkes but surprise surprise it serves many other important functions See for yourself N 1 cup vegetable oil N 4 Ziploc plastic bags N Masking tape N Sink N Cold water and ice cubes N Timer or a watch with a second hand You need to create a mitten using the Ziploc bags Add the vegetable oil to one open Ziploc bag Turn a second bag inside out and insert it into the first bag Then zip the inside bag to the outside bag so the cooking oil is between them Tape shut any gaps where they join Connect the other two bags together the same way without any oil Fill the sink with ice cubes and cold water Put each bag on one hand start the timer and submerge each hand Time how long you can keep each mitten the one with blubber and the one without before you need to pull each one out because it s too cold The Science Body heat helps many animals survive in very cold temperatures Blubber the thick layer of fat under the skin of whales seals and other animals keeps the body warm by insulating it Basically it blocks the heat from escaping outside In this experiment the oil insulates your hand in the same way Note If you ever need to go out in the freezing cold put a thick layer of petroleum jelly on your face and notice how your face is nice and protected and doesn t feel the stinging cold It works 6 myfyi FREE SUBSCRIPTION You ll Need Word Wiz WINNER Esty Anteby 13 Spring Valley N Y 7 myfyi It s Fun Stuff
Blubber  Science COrner  WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER  Find It   Find 8 differences in these Photos   You may think of oil for b...
Hair US Out Your Corner Thank you for sending in your DIY and Recipe Pictures Rachelli Dencinger 5 NY Chaya Lasker 9 Cleveland THE HALF UP BRAID Rosie Geller 11 Los Angeles Word Wiz 1 Begin by taking a section of hair on one side of your hair above your ear Split this section in three How many words can you make with the word 2 Make a braid angled to the back of your head and secure the end with a small clear hair elastic celebration 3 Repeat on the other side taking a section above your ear and making a braid angled towards the back of the head 4 Secure the end with a small clear elastic WIN a free subscription 5 Bring the first braid across the back of your head and pin it in place with bobby pins 6 Cross the second braid over the first and tuck the end in behind the first braid Secure in place with bobby pins The person with the most answers to Word Wiz wins Send your answers to info fyimagazineny com 8 myfyi 9 myfyi
Hair US Out  Your Corner Thank you for sending in your DIY and Recipe Pictures   Rachelli Dencinger 5, NY  Chaya Lasker 9,...
Hair US Out Your Corner Thank you for sending in your DIY and Recipe Pictures Rachelli Dencinger 5 NY Chaya Lasker 9 Cleveland THE HALF UP BRAID Rosie Geller 11 Los Angeles Word Wiz 1 Begin by taking a section of hair on one side of your hair above your ear Split this section in three How many words can you make with the word 2 Make a braid angled to the back of your head and secure the end with a small clear hair elastic celebration 3 Repeat on the other side taking a section above your ear and making a braid angled towards the back of the head 4 Secure the end with a small clear elastic WIN a free subscription 5 Bring the first braid across the back of your head and pin it in place with bobby pins 6 Cross the second braid over the first and tuck the end in behind the first braid Secure in place with bobby pins The person with the most answers to Word Wiz wins Send your answers to info fyimagazineny com 8 myfyi 9 myfyi
Hair US Out  Your Corner Thank you for sending in your DIY and Recipe Pictures   Rachelli Dencinger 5, NY  Chaya Lasker 9,...
Do IT Yourself Cookie Placecards You ll Need Your guests will love their personalized edible placecards Also you can use your imagination to decorate it however you want Sugar Cookie Recipe Rolling Pin Medium Heart Cutter Small Circle Cutter Icing recipe below Frosting Ziploc Bag Sprinkles optional Cooling Rack 1 Icing Recipe 3 cups powdered sugar 6 7 tbsp water Red food coloring Mix the sugar and water until well mixed Add food coloring until you reach your desired color Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe 2 For each place card cut a heart and a circle from the dough Then cut the small circle cookie in half 3 Cut a notch in the heart cookie the same width and height as the half circle This will allow you to stand the heart cookie up using the half circle 4 Bake in the oven as per the recipes instructions Let them cool completely on a Send us a picture of your co okie place cards to be feat ured in ou r next magazine Email to info fyimagazin eny com an d don t forget to include yo ur name age and lo cation 10 myfyi cooling rack Now for the fun part Make the icing recipe below 6 Spread the icing over the cookies Add sprinkles if you wish Allow to dry harden for two hours 7 Next fill a plastic bag with white frosting Cut the corner and pipe each guest s name onto the cookies Stand each heart up on a half circle and place at each setting 5 On Chanukah if a menorah is lit each night it will burn through 44 candles including the shamash Those bright candle flames get really hot A typical candle flame usually burns at around 1 800 degrees Fahrenheit 1 000 Celsius Spudnuts are donuts made with mashed potatoes or potato starch instead of flour That s kind of like a latke and a sufganiyah combined The number 8 has a lot of significance in Judaism It symbolizes something that s beyond nature and its limitations That s why Chanukah is 8 days long the Maccabees victory over the Greeks wasn t natural Bris milah is another 8 in Judaism The kohen gadol wore 8 holy garments And in gematria where a numerical value is assigned to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet the letter chet has a value of 8 Chet is also the first letter of the word Chanukah The oldest olive tree in the world is on the Greek Island of Crete It is believed to be around 3 000 years old and is known as the Olive Tree of Vouves It still bears fruit A very old olive tree in Israel located on Mount Meron has a trunk with a circumference measuring 23 feet Weird But True The original self lighting matches never took off as they needed to be dipped in a bottle of sulfuric acid to ignite them But modern day matches are awfully popular today Match making machines can produce over 10 million matches per 8 hour shift Olive oil is technically a fruit juice it s pressed the same way one would press an orange or lemon It takes 11 pounds of olives to produce one quart 32 oz 0 9 liters of olive oil The average olive tree produces enough fruit to press about four liters of oil a year and can continue doing so for hundreds of years Jimmy Carter was the first American president to publicly recognize Chanukah by speaking at a Chabad Lubavitch candle lighting event in 1979 The first official White House Chanukah party was held in 2001 when George W Bush borrowed a 100 year old menorah for the event The number 8 is the atomic number for oxygen A fire cannot burn without oxygen 11 myfyi Each year Israelis eat as many as 24 million sufganiyot during Chanukah alone That adds up to a whopping 10 8 billion calories Americans love them too over 10 billion donuts are produced in the United States each year Dreidel comes from the Yiddish drei which means to turn or spin Israeli author and politician Avram Burg reportedly has the largest dreidel collection in the world with more than 3 500 dreidels in his possession People who collect matchbooks and match related things are known as phillumenists WRITTEN BY MALKA WINNER
Do IT Yourself  Cookie Placecards  You   ll Need  Your guests will love their personalized edible placecards. Also, you ca...
Do IT Yourself Cookie Placecards You ll Need Your guests will love their personalized edible placecards Also you can use your imagination to decorate it however you want Sugar Cookie Recipe Rolling Pin Medium Heart Cutter Small Circle Cutter Icing recipe below Frosting Ziploc Bag Sprinkles optional Cooling Rack 1 Icing Recipe 3 cups powdered sugar 6 7 tbsp water Red food coloring Mix the sugar and water until well mixed Add food coloring until you reach your desired color Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe 2 For each place card cut a heart and a circle from the dough Then cut the small circle cookie in half 3 Cut a notch in the heart cookie the same width and height as the half circle This will allow you to stand the heart cookie up using the half circle 4 Bake in the oven as per the recipes instructions Let them cool completely on a Send us a picture of your co okie place cards to be feat ured in ou r next magazine Email to info fyimagazin eny com an d don t forget to include yo ur name age and lo cation 10 myfyi cooling rack Now for the fun part Make the icing recipe below 6 Spread the icing over the cookies Add sprinkles if you wish Allow to dry harden for two hours 7 Next fill a plastic bag with white frosting Cut the corner and pipe each guest s name onto the cookies Stand each heart up on a half circle and place at each setting 5 On Chanukah if a menorah is lit each night it will burn through 44 candles including the shamash Those bright candle flames get really hot A typical candle flame usually burns at around 1 800 degrees Fahrenheit 1 000 Celsius Spudnuts are donuts made with mashed potatoes or potato starch instead of flour That s kind of like a latke and a sufganiyah combined The number 8 has a lot of significance in Judaism It symbolizes something that s beyond nature and its limitations That s why Chanukah is 8 days long the Maccabees victory over the Greeks wasn t natural Bris milah is another 8 in Judaism The kohen gadol wore 8 holy garments And in gematria where a numerical value is assigned to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet the letter chet has a value of 8 Chet is also the first letter of the word Chanukah The oldest olive tree in the world is on the Greek Island of Crete It is believed to be around 3 000 years old and is known as the Olive Tree of Vouves It still bears fruit A very old olive tree in Israel located on Mount Meron has a trunk with a circumference measuring 23 feet Weird But True The original self lighting matches never took off as they needed to be dipped in a bottle of sulfuric acid to ignite them But modern day matches are awfully popular today Match making machines can produce over 10 million matches per 8 hour shift Olive oil is technically a fruit juice it s pressed the same way one would press an orange or lemon It takes 11 pounds of olives to produce one quart 32 oz 0 9 liters of olive oil The average olive tree produces enough fruit to press about four liters of oil a year and can continue doing so for hundreds of years Jimmy Carter was the first American president to publicly recognize Chanukah by speaking at a Chabad Lubavitch candle lighting event in 1979 The first official White House Chanukah party was held in 2001 when George W Bush borrowed a 100 year old menorah for the event The number 8 is the atomic number for oxygen A fire cannot burn without oxygen 11 myfyi Each year Israelis eat as many as 24 million sufganiyot during Chanukah alone That adds up to a whopping 10 8 billion calories Americans love them too over 10 billion donuts are produced in the United States each year Dreidel comes from the Yiddish drei which means to turn or spin Israeli author and politician Avram Burg reportedly has the largest dreidel collection in the world with more than 3 500 dreidels in his possession People who collect matchbooks and match related things are known as phillumenists WRITTEN BY MALKA WINNER
Do IT Yourself  Cookie Placecards  You   ll Need  Your guests will love their personalized edible placecards. Also, you ca...
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Life Skills How to Be a Great Host 2 Create an ambience There are a few simple ways to help your parents WRITTEN BY LOREN MINSKY transform your home First make sure it s clean and in order and put stray toys away Candles Chanukah inevitably calls for fun gatherings and parties with friends and family FYI provides some useful tips on how to be an expert host to treat your guests well and help create a wonderful time for all or slightly dimmed lights create an instant warm atmosphere and colorful flowers brighten up the room if you place them on the table make sure they re short enough so people can see over them You can also create a simple Chanukah themed table centerpiece such as placing olive oil in a small glass jar surrounded by a few tea light candles Background music adds a festive touch but make sure the volume is low enough to easily talk over 3 Consider seating in advance 1 Prepare well in advance Seating plans may seem formal but many guests are more comfortable with direction so together with your parents consider seating arrangements Think 14 myfyi Make a list of what needs to be done and always allow for about who would benefit such as small children more time You ll want to avoid a last minute rush so you near their parents You can write each person s can start the party on a relaxed and happy note Remem name on a place card and decorate them in a Cha ber your guests are coming to spend time with you and nukah themed manner One idea is to light differ your family so don t stress about perfection and things ent colored Chanukah candles and to drip different going exactly according to plan colored wax carefully around the name 15 myfyi
Life Skills  How to Be a Great Host  2. Create an ambience There are a few simple ways to help your parents  WRITTEN BY  L...
Life Skills How to Be a Great Host 2 Create an ambience There are a few simple ways to help your parents WRITTEN BY LOREN MINSKY transform your home First make sure it s clean and in order and put stray toys away Candles Chanukah inevitably calls for fun gatherings and parties with friends and family FYI provides some useful tips on how to be an expert host to treat your guests well and help create a wonderful time for all or slightly dimmed lights create an instant warm atmosphere and colorful flowers brighten up the room if you place them on the table make sure they re short enough so people can see over them You can also create a simple Chanukah themed table centerpiece such as placing olive oil in a small glass jar surrounded by a few tea light candles Background music adds a festive touch but make sure the volume is low enough to easily talk over 3 Consider seating in advance 1 Prepare well in advance Seating plans may seem formal but many guests are more comfortable with direction so together with your parents consider seating arrangements Think 14 myfyi Make a list of what needs to be done and always allow for about who would benefit such as small children more time You ll want to avoid a last minute rush so you near their parents You can write each person s can start the party on a relaxed and happy note Remem name on a place card and decorate them in a Cha ber your guests are coming to spend time with you and nukah themed manner One idea is to light differ your family so don t stress about perfection and things ent colored Chanukah candles and to drip different going exactly according to plan colored wax carefully around the name 15 myfyi
Life Skills  How to Be a Great Host  2. Create an ambience There are a few simple ways to help your parents  WRITTEN BY  L...
4 Welcome guests 7 Good byes First impressions are what stick in people s minds so make sure to smile Help gather coats and purses walk and greet guests warmly as they arrive guests to the door and thank them Offer to take guests coats and handbags or show them a safe place to put them Then offer guests a drink or direct them 6 Food warmly for coming If they brought a gift for you thank them again and if they went out of their way to a well stocked drinks station where Ask about allergies ahead consider sending them a handwrit they can help themselves to drinks and of time and make sure to ten or electronic thank you card Chanukah themed snacks such as home have at least one dish that after the party made mini latkes everyone can eat Don t make guests wait too long for the main event whether it s a full meal or just a variety of latkes and fried foods If you help make the food go for tried and tested Coming Home WRITTEN BY NAOMI RAKSIN favorites with something new as a side and not the main option When offering guests if someone There s nothing like Chanukah I mean all those latkes says no thanks don t push with the oil still sizzling on crispy edges donuts with and don t apologize for the 5 Accept help food you made The focus is on celebrating the holiday together with loved ones sticky oozy glazes and wrapping paper littering the 8 Cleanup Dessert is often a highlight Most people want to help so have a few but make sure to include Your parents will be grateful for a small jobs ready especially for early healthy options too and clean home so it s worthwhile ti arrivals or for those that don t enjoy if you ve already had a big dying up doing the dishes or load making small talk For example they can feast consider making min ing the dishwasher straight after help place water pitchers or bread on the is small sized doughnuts the party Alternatively before the table If guests offer to bring something cupcakes or cookies Re party discuss with your parents from home accept their contributions member to serve desserts the option of using eco friendly graciously if helpful but always have that guests brought disposable cutlery and crockery to carpet from mountains of presents Oh and how can I forget about watching fluffy snowflakes fall to the floor from underneath fleecy blankets on the couch with friends family and food That s Chanukah right Uh uh Not in my house make this part easier backup options 16 myfyi 17 myfyi
4. Welcome guests  7. Good-byes  First impressions are what stick in people   s minds, so make sure to smile  Help gather ...
4 Welcome guests 7 Good byes First impressions are what stick in people s minds so make sure to smile Help gather coats and purses walk and greet guests warmly as they arrive guests to the door and thank them Offer to take guests coats and handbags or show them a safe place to put them Then offer guests a drink or direct them 6 Food warmly for coming If they brought a gift for you thank them again and if they went out of their way to a well stocked drinks station where Ask about allergies ahead consider sending them a handwrit they can help themselves to drinks and of time and make sure to ten or electronic thank you card Chanukah themed snacks such as home have at least one dish that after the party made mini latkes everyone can eat Don t make guests wait too long for the main event whether it s a full meal or just a variety of latkes and fried foods If you help make the food go for tried and tested Coming Home WRITTEN BY NAOMI RAKSIN favorites with something new as a side and not the main option When offering guests if someone There s nothing like Chanukah I mean all those latkes says no thanks don t push with the oil still sizzling on crispy edges donuts with and don t apologize for the 5 Accept help food you made The focus is on celebrating the holiday together with loved ones sticky oozy glazes and wrapping paper littering the 8 Cleanup Dessert is often a highlight Most people want to help so have a few but make sure to include Your parents will be grateful for a small jobs ready especially for early healthy options too and clean home so it s worthwhile ti arrivals or for those that don t enjoy if you ve already had a big dying up doing the dishes or load making small talk For example they can feast consider making min ing the dishwasher straight after help place water pitchers or bread on the is small sized doughnuts the party Alternatively before the table If guests offer to bring something cupcakes or cookies Re party discuss with your parents from home accept their contributions member to serve desserts the option of using eco friendly graciously if helpful but always have that guests brought disposable cutlery and crockery to carpet from mountains of presents Oh and how can I forget about watching fluffy snowflakes fall to the floor from underneath fleecy blankets on the couch with friends family and food That s Chanukah right Uh uh Not in my house make this part easier backup options 16 myfyi 17 myfyi
4. Welcome guests  7. Good-byes  First impressions are what stick in people   s minds, so make sure to smile  Help gather ...
I m dreading Chanukah I whispered to my wrapped in bright glittery paper I will sit on the stained friend Malkie as we stood side by side at couch wearing a sweater that was handed down so and then climbed through piles of snow in the back our desks spritzing silver spray paint on many times that my mother won t even remember who yard There s a special spot in my backyard where the our mirrors around a dreidel pasted in the originally owned it and I will make a fuss and demand grass dips and then rises again a few feet further In middle When we d remove the sticker a I raced out the front door slammed it so it rattled to know whose sweater it was so I don t show up at that little valley rain gathers and freezes in the winter mirrored dreidel would shine in the center of frosted Bubbie s Chanukah party wearing a sweater that was turning it into a mini skating rink I don t own skates glass once hers I will probably go without a sweater just in but even in my boots I can skate around Malkie pushed her glasses up her nose with her el case and be freezing the whole time and then come bow and frowned at her mirror Me too she admitted I stepped into the valley and kicked some snow away back home and be freezing again the whole night My mouth dropped at that because I couldn t believe Yes It was cold enough that a thick layer of ice had At last year s Chanukah party Bubbie took an extra formed on the grass I closed my eyes gliding around there was another person on this planet in the United long look at me and then called out in her very loud my rink imagining a huge skating rink with real fancy States of America in this city in my own classroom Bubbie voice I don t believe it Yocheved is wearing my skates laced up to my knees As I ran and slid around who didn t like Chanukah old sweater Why are we so poor I cried to my moth the ice with my eyes closed my mind filling with fan er I was so mortified I hid in the bathroom until one of tasies I took my new box of markers and one by one my cousins almost banged the door down threw each marker to the ground Then I crushed the You re supposed to love Chanukah I said my silver coated hands planted on my hips Yes you are she agreed still frowning at her mirror I am not sure exactly how what happened next We re not poor my mother said stroking my shoulder I inched away well happened I guess the elbow nearest my desk So then why are all my clothes from sisters and flame the slightest glimmer ignited in my heart On cardboard box with my fingers and flung it as far as my the first night of Chanukah my parents always gave hand could throw us a little something It wasn t quite a gift but it was a I felt better then lighter and my feet sped faster hit against my mirror sending it along its merry way cousins and aunts and even probably uncles and BUB token One year my mother crocheted scarves for us Behind my closed lids a huge sprawling house with crashing down to the hard classroom floor splintering BIE And why is our house so small and our couches Sometimes they would buy us little toys from the dollar bedrooms bathrooms and beautiful furniture was into hundreds of tiny shards and making a really loud stained and why is it boiling in the summer and freez store I d be happy for days afterward when I was little born There were books toys and clothes everything horrible noise And then the low buzz in the room ing in the winter Now not so much sparkling and new The faster I went the faster the turned into a silence that seemed louder than the My mother shook her head slowly from side to side images came glorious vacations to Israel in the summer We sat down on the faded colorless couch squished mirror crash and 24 pairs of eyes looked up and down as if she were protesting no no that is someone else s together while the little ones settled on the floor My and Florida in the winter fun summer camps and from the hundreds of mirror splinters to my face life you re describing I narrowed my eyes Why Mom heart beat faster I d been telling my parents for weeks special art classes which was probably turning a different shade of red my Why about an art set I so badly wanted with oil paints each time their eyes went back and forth She explained that my father is a very good Rebbi for And then in one sudden panicky second my feet water paints and fancy pencil crayons It wasn t very were flying too fast slipping sliding and my knees the first grade and he loves to teach Torah to children expensive almost my whole class owned one Maybe were buckling under me In an instant I was down would see the tears that pooled inside them Who so he chose that job And my mother loves to be around I thought as my mother reached for a large plastic bag pinned against the cold ice breathing heavy smoking needed this stupid arts n crafts anyway This belonged for all eight of us kids so she chose not to work This from a high chipped shelf this year they bought me breaths as a throbbing pain shot up and down my leg in the house with the latkes and the oil still sizzling on means that we don t have extra money for a lot of what I wanted The pain was so strong and the ice so cold I couldn t the crispy edges This belonged in the house with the things like new clothes and fixing the windows that fleecy blankets on the cozy couches with a mess of torn are not sealed so tightly along the edges but this is the dropped lower and lower Cheap plastic dolls and my teeth chattered I tried to call out but only the wrapping paper on the floor This did not belong in my life we CHOSE This is what we WANT matchbox cars for the little kids A keychain for Toby a smallest whimper escaped my lips I sat down on my chair lowering my eyes so no one house I don t want it I cried tears of shame stinging in my It will be freezing in our house eyes I don t want this at all I HATE this life on Chanukah I thought as Mrs Well that was last year And this year I had a shat even make the smallest sound My lips quivered and As the items were pulled out one by one my heart I tried again opening my mouth and letting out a pencil case for Shaindy A box of plain boring markers for me I bit my lip mumbled thank you and pre moan so soft it disappeared with the wind Someone tended to cough when a strange sobbing sound burst I thought oh please Hashem someone come find me Sammet carefully swept the tered mirror to usher in a fabulous freezing Chanukah out of my throat When my siblings started shifting One by one my siblings and parents flashed through shards around my desk There Mrs Sammet kindly gave me another mirror to start about Chaim looking for dreidels Shaindy heading my mind Tatty Mommy Leah Shaindy Toby Chaim will also be no glazed donuts afresh I however just stared at it at the blinking blue to the kitchen to make lumpy donuts I leaped off the Moishy Yossi Rivky only the lumpy homemade kind eyes with wet lashes that stared sullenly back couch and ran I grabbed my winter coat from the front that have weird air bubbles and We gathered around my father s little wooden Meno little pockets of flour There rah that night after supper all eight of us kids huddling will be no mountain of presents close together As my father kindled the one little 18 myfyi I cried again a little louder my entire body shivering from cold and pain closet It was from GAP and everyone in school had one I might ve blacked out for a moment but suddenly just like it four years ago when my cousin Riki wore Shaindy and Moishy were standing over me And then it Now I m the only one who still has it 19 myfyi
 I   m dreading Chanukah,  I whispered to my  wrapped in bright glittery paper. I will sit on the stained  friend Malkie a...
I m dreading Chanukah I whispered to my wrapped in bright glittery paper I will sit on the stained friend Malkie as we stood side by side at couch wearing a sweater that was handed down so and then climbed through piles of snow in the back our desks spritzing silver spray paint on many times that my mother won t even remember who yard There s a special spot in my backyard where the our mirrors around a dreidel pasted in the originally owned it and I will make a fuss and demand grass dips and then rises again a few feet further In middle When we d remove the sticker a I raced out the front door slammed it so it rattled to know whose sweater it was so I don t show up at that little valley rain gathers and freezes in the winter mirrored dreidel would shine in the center of frosted Bubbie s Chanukah party wearing a sweater that was turning it into a mini skating rink I don t own skates glass once hers I will probably go without a sweater just in but even in my boots I can skate around Malkie pushed her glasses up her nose with her el case and be freezing the whole time and then come bow and frowned at her mirror Me too she admitted I stepped into the valley and kicked some snow away back home and be freezing again the whole night My mouth dropped at that because I couldn t believe Yes It was cold enough that a thick layer of ice had At last year s Chanukah party Bubbie took an extra formed on the grass I closed my eyes gliding around there was another person on this planet in the United long look at me and then called out in her very loud my rink imagining a huge skating rink with real fancy States of America in this city in my own classroom Bubbie voice I don t believe it Yocheved is wearing my skates laced up to my knees As I ran and slid around who didn t like Chanukah old sweater Why are we so poor I cried to my moth the ice with my eyes closed my mind filling with fan er I was so mortified I hid in the bathroom until one of tasies I took my new box of markers and one by one my cousins almost banged the door down threw each marker to the ground Then I crushed the You re supposed to love Chanukah I said my silver coated hands planted on my hips Yes you are she agreed still frowning at her mirror I am not sure exactly how what happened next We re not poor my mother said stroking my shoulder I inched away well happened I guess the elbow nearest my desk So then why are all my clothes from sisters and flame the slightest glimmer ignited in my heart On cardboard box with my fingers and flung it as far as my the first night of Chanukah my parents always gave hand could throw us a little something It wasn t quite a gift but it was a I felt better then lighter and my feet sped faster hit against my mirror sending it along its merry way cousins and aunts and even probably uncles and BUB token One year my mother crocheted scarves for us Behind my closed lids a huge sprawling house with crashing down to the hard classroom floor splintering BIE And why is our house so small and our couches Sometimes they would buy us little toys from the dollar bedrooms bathrooms and beautiful furniture was into hundreds of tiny shards and making a really loud stained and why is it boiling in the summer and freez store I d be happy for days afterward when I was little born There were books toys and clothes everything horrible noise And then the low buzz in the room ing in the winter Now not so much sparkling and new The faster I went the faster the turned into a silence that seemed louder than the My mother shook her head slowly from side to side images came glorious vacations to Israel in the summer We sat down on the faded colorless couch squished mirror crash and 24 pairs of eyes looked up and down as if she were protesting no no that is someone else s together while the little ones settled on the floor My and Florida in the winter fun summer camps and from the hundreds of mirror splinters to my face life you re describing I narrowed my eyes Why Mom heart beat faster I d been telling my parents for weeks special art classes which was probably turning a different shade of red my Why about an art set I so badly wanted with oil paints each time their eyes went back and forth She explained that my father is a very good Rebbi for And then in one sudden panicky second my feet water paints and fancy pencil crayons It wasn t very were flying too fast slipping sliding and my knees the first grade and he loves to teach Torah to children expensive almost my whole class owned one Maybe were buckling under me In an instant I was down would see the tears that pooled inside them Who so he chose that job And my mother loves to be around I thought as my mother reached for a large plastic bag pinned against the cold ice breathing heavy smoking needed this stupid arts n crafts anyway This belonged for all eight of us kids so she chose not to work This from a high chipped shelf this year they bought me breaths as a throbbing pain shot up and down my leg in the house with the latkes and the oil still sizzling on means that we don t have extra money for a lot of what I wanted The pain was so strong and the ice so cold I couldn t the crispy edges This belonged in the house with the things like new clothes and fixing the windows that fleecy blankets on the cozy couches with a mess of torn are not sealed so tightly along the edges but this is the dropped lower and lower Cheap plastic dolls and my teeth chattered I tried to call out but only the wrapping paper on the floor This did not belong in my life we CHOSE This is what we WANT matchbox cars for the little kids A keychain for Toby a smallest whimper escaped my lips I sat down on my chair lowering my eyes so no one house I don t want it I cried tears of shame stinging in my It will be freezing in our house eyes I don t want this at all I HATE this life on Chanukah I thought as Mrs Well that was last year And this year I had a shat even make the smallest sound My lips quivered and As the items were pulled out one by one my heart I tried again opening my mouth and letting out a pencil case for Shaindy A box of plain boring markers for me I bit my lip mumbled thank you and pre moan so soft it disappeared with the wind Someone tended to cough when a strange sobbing sound burst I thought oh please Hashem someone come find me Sammet carefully swept the tered mirror to usher in a fabulous freezing Chanukah out of my throat When my siblings started shifting One by one my siblings and parents flashed through shards around my desk There Mrs Sammet kindly gave me another mirror to start about Chaim looking for dreidels Shaindy heading my mind Tatty Mommy Leah Shaindy Toby Chaim will also be no glazed donuts afresh I however just stared at it at the blinking blue to the kitchen to make lumpy donuts I leaped off the Moishy Yossi Rivky only the lumpy homemade kind eyes with wet lashes that stared sullenly back couch and ran I grabbed my winter coat from the front that have weird air bubbles and We gathered around my father s little wooden Meno little pockets of flour There rah that night after supper all eight of us kids huddling will be no mountain of presents close together As my father kindled the one little 18 myfyi I cried again a little louder my entire body shivering from cold and pain closet It was from GAP and everyone in school had one I might ve blacked out for a moment but suddenly just like it four years ago when my cousin Riki wore Shaindy and Moishy were standing over me And then it Now I m the only one who still has it 19 myfyi
 I   m dreading Chanukah,  I whispered to my  wrapped in bright glittery paper. I will sit on the stained  friend Malkie a...
In The Kitchen a minute later everybody was out there without coats and some without shoes and I heard a shrilling siren coming closer and closer It was a clean break in the leg and I needed to spend the night in the hospital I was exhausted it took a long turn low and even but it came out fast and huffy I Chocolate Covered Dreidel Pops shifted a little on the bed tried to close my eyes once ESTY WOLBE time to get my foot cast and it was almost midnight My poor mother was asleep on an armchair next to my bed her head tilted to the side at an odd angle her breath heavy I fluffed up the comfortable thick pillow on my bed and closed my eyes The dull throbbing in my leg receded and before my closed lids I saw a big and beautiful house I waited for my breathing to more Something felt strange It was too quiet I was used to falling asleep to Rivky s soft snores and Toby s WHAT YOU LL NEED every time I turned over and a gentle glow of yellow and chipped wood containing few bedrooms and few light that came through the crack on the side of the clothes and toys but filled with a family who loved me Chewy rectangular cookies such as fig newtons brownie bars or fruit and cereal bars cut in half door I missed the soft murmur and clink of glass as My breathing became deep and even and I drifted to Lollipop sticks my parents spoke and washed the supper dishes in the sleep Melted white chocolate random mumbling I was used to a bed that creaked My siblings came to visit me the next morning With kitchen a huge smile stretched across her face Rivky gave me The hospital bed was plush and comfortable with back my markers fresh crisp sheets The house in my mind was big and They probably fell down when you fell I picked beautiful and lovely them all up for you she said sweetly But it wasn t mine The box was missing but all the markers were there I shifted again beneath the blanket trying to find a comfortable spot My mother s eyelids fluttered and I kissed her soft round cheek and put the markers right then opened and she leaned toward me beside my pillow Malkie came by a little later with a gift for me the art set I had so badly wanted My Yocheved is everything okay She stood up one parents gave it to me last night and I don t really like it hand fixing her snood the other adjusting my blanket and plus there s lots of better things coming Are you in pain honey Thanks I said and placed it on the nightstand A little tear leaked out of my eye and trickled down Later that day when I was discharged I grabbed my my cheek My mother s tired eyes grew round I m going to get a nurse I ll be back in a minute you markers and eagerly hobbled out of the hospital doors shouldn t be in so much pain with my mother s arms firmly supporting mine It was only back inside our car our old old car that coughs I shook my head fiercely No Mommy it s fine my and sputters like an old man with a terrible cold that I foot is okay It s just that I want to go home remembered I d left the art set on the nightstand in my My mother s eyes widened even more two big blue circles looking down at me She smiled softly and hospital room I shrugged to myself and realized that I blinked away what might ve been exhaustion or some didn t even care to go back and get it I just wanted to go home thing else She patted my head and then sat back down on her armchair I breathed deeply closed my eyes and Blue frosting Directions Prepare the dreidel shapes by cutting off two corners of the chewy cookie to make a point Insert a lollipop stick into the flat edge or the top of the dreidel Dip your dreidel cookie into melted chocolate using a spoon to help with even coverage Shake off excess and place on parchment to cool and harden If using brownie bars cool upside down with the flat side facing up us Send u re t c i p a reidel Cookies t When cool pipe letters with the blue frosting Place the blue frosting in a ziploc bag and snip off a tiny corner Slowly and carefully while gently squeezing the bag pipe the letters Nun Gimmel Hay and Shin directly onto the dreidels rD nex of you in our d e r u t fea info to be ail to m E n t e in nd do magaz com a y e n e m a azin ur n fyimag de yo lu c in to tion forget d loca age an Feel free to use dark chocolate milk chocolate or even blue chocolate Let your imagination run wild imagined my home my small house with peeling paint 20 myfyi 21 myfyi
In The Kitchen  a minute later, everybody was out there, without coats and some without shoes, and I heard a shrilling sir...
In The Kitchen a minute later everybody was out there without coats and some without shoes and I heard a shrilling siren coming closer and closer It was a clean break in the leg and I needed to spend the night in the hospital I was exhausted it took a long turn low and even but it came out fast and huffy I Chocolate Covered Dreidel Pops shifted a little on the bed tried to close my eyes once ESTY WOLBE time to get my foot cast and it was almost midnight My poor mother was asleep on an armchair next to my bed her head tilted to the side at an odd angle her breath heavy I fluffed up the comfortable thick pillow on my bed and closed my eyes The dull throbbing in my leg receded and before my closed lids I saw a big and beautiful house I waited for my breathing to more Something felt strange It was too quiet I was used to falling asleep to Rivky s soft snores and Toby s WHAT YOU LL NEED every time I turned over and a gentle glow of yellow and chipped wood containing few bedrooms and few light that came through the crack on the side of the clothes and toys but filled with a family who loved me Chewy rectangular cookies such as fig newtons brownie bars or fruit and cereal bars cut in half door I missed the soft murmur and clink of glass as My breathing became deep and even and I drifted to Lollipop sticks my parents spoke and washed the supper dishes in the sleep Melted white chocolate random mumbling I was used to a bed that creaked My siblings came to visit me the next morning With kitchen a huge smile stretched across her face Rivky gave me The hospital bed was plush and comfortable with back my markers fresh crisp sheets The house in my mind was big and They probably fell down when you fell I picked beautiful and lovely them all up for you she said sweetly But it wasn t mine The box was missing but all the markers were there I shifted again beneath the blanket trying to find a comfortable spot My mother s eyelids fluttered and I kissed her soft round cheek and put the markers right then opened and she leaned toward me beside my pillow Malkie came by a little later with a gift for me the art set I had so badly wanted My Yocheved is everything okay She stood up one parents gave it to me last night and I don t really like it hand fixing her snood the other adjusting my blanket and plus there s lots of better things coming Are you in pain honey Thanks I said and placed it on the nightstand A little tear leaked out of my eye and trickled down Later that day when I was discharged I grabbed my my cheek My mother s tired eyes grew round I m going to get a nurse I ll be back in a minute you markers and eagerly hobbled out of the hospital doors shouldn t be in so much pain with my mother s arms firmly supporting mine It was only back inside our car our old old car that coughs I shook my head fiercely No Mommy it s fine my and sputters like an old man with a terrible cold that I foot is okay It s just that I want to go home remembered I d left the art set on the nightstand in my My mother s eyes widened even more two big blue circles looking down at me She smiled softly and hospital room I shrugged to myself and realized that I blinked away what might ve been exhaustion or some didn t even care to go back and get it I just wanted to go home thing else She patted my head and then sat back down on her armchair I breathed deeply closed my eyes and Blue frosting Directions Prepare the dreidel shapes by cutting off two corners of the chewy cookie to make a point Insert a lollipop stick into the flat edge or the top of the dreidel Dip your dreidel cookie into melted chocolate using a spoon to help with even coverage Shake off excess and place on parchment to cool and harden If using brownie bars cool upside down with the flat side facing up us Send u re t c i p a reidel Cookies t When cool pipe letters with the blue frosting Place the blue frosting in a ziploc bag and snip off a tiny corner Slowly and carefully while gently squeezing the bag pipe the letters Nun Gimmel Hay and Shin directly onto the dreidels rD nex of you in our d e r u t fea info to be ail to m E n t e in nd do magaz com a y e n e m a azin ur n fyimag de yo lu c in to tion forget d loca age an Feel free to use dark chocolate milk chocolate or even blue chocolate Let your imagination run wild imagined my home my small house with peeling paint 20 myfyi 21 myfyi
In The Kitchen  a minute later, everybody was out there, without coats and some without shoes, and I heard a shrilling sir...
Ask Chana Dear Curly Q Dear Chana At your age it s normal to want to fit in Every girl are the perfect size for the Princess If I make you wants to be similar to or just like their friends any smaller you simply will not fit However when girls get older they no longer So as you can see sometimes being just like ev want to look just like everyone else In fact people eryone else isn t best Each of us has a special pur do many things to make themselves look unique pose a job that only we are able to do In the case Almost all of the girls in my class Unique means being one of a kind and you Curly of the shoe if the shoe were smaller it wouldn t be Q are lucky enough to be that way already no spe able to do its job the very special and important have long straight pretty hair and cial add ons necessary It may not seem like it now job of being worn by the Princess You were made but being unique is a gift just the way you were supposed to be curls and all mine is nothing like that It s red and Let me share a story There was once a very and that simply means that you have a different job talented shoemaker who was sought out by all the than everyone else curly and impossible I always look people in the land He created the most beautiful But here s what I really want to tell you You unique and dazzling shoes People came from far are beautiful You are so lucky to have curly hair at how the other girls hair look in and wide to buy a pair of these one of a kind gems When I was little I had very straight hair and I One day the man was working very hard on a used to try and curl it sometimes only to find that headbands and ponytails and it s so pair of shoes for the Princess The Princess gor the curls would fall out very soon after There geous as she was was peculiar She had long blonde was even a girl I went to school with who had her much nicer than mine I ask my moth hair tiny blue eyes and very very large feet The straight hair permanently curled at least for high er to blow my hair for me to make it shoemaker had never made shoes of this size school The point is everyone wants what they before but it had been his dream to make shoes don t have The trick is learning to love what you for the royal family What could he do After all do have straight but she says my hair is just fine the way it is I feel so ugly like this Help I don t want to go another day feeling like I want to wear a pillowcase over my head she was the princess So the shoemaker labored for Every time you feel bad about your hair write days and days creating a unique pair of beautiful down three things you like about your hair Maybe shoes custom made to fit the large feet of the prin it s bouncy and playful maybe it s red color makes cess certain outfits look even better maybe it s easier to One night he was working very late and fell get ready in the morning because you don t have asleep When he awoke his shoe was talking to to brush it Whatever it is there have to be at least him three things you like about it that you can write Excuse me Shoemaker Wake up said the shoe down Who knows maybe you ll even come to love What is it asked the surprised shoemaker your hair rubbing his eyes Every girl has something about themselves that Good day sir said the shoe I have woken you Curly Q they wish they could change but the truth is we up to tell you of my grievances I do not like my are all beautiful in our own ways The truest and sparkling stones or the pointy tip of my front I do most beautiful thing a girl can show off is knowing not like my enormous pearls or the height of my just how beautiful she is If you love the way you heel But my biggest grievance is my size I want look you will be radiant And when you hold your to be smaller like all your other shoes Make me chin high and smile others will want to be like you smaller and will think you are beautiful too Good luck The shoemaker looked at the shoe in disbelief But my dear beautiful creation don t you see you 22 myfyi 23 myfyi Chana
Ask Chana  Dear Curly Q,  Dear Chana,  At your age, it   s normal to want to fit in. Every girl  are the perfect size for ...
Ask Chana Dear Curly Q Dear Chana At your age it s normal to want to fit in Every girl are the perfect size for the Princess If I make you wants to be similar to or just like their friends any smaller you simply will not fit However when girls get older they no longer So as you can see sometimes being just like ev want to look just like everyone else In fact people eryone else isn t best Each of us has a special pur do many things to make themselves look unique pose a job that only we are able to do In the case Almost all of the girls in my class Unique means being one of a kind and you Curly of the shoe if the shoe were smaller it wouldn t be Q are lucky enough to be that way already no spe able to do its job the very special and important have long straight pretty hair and cial add ons necessary It may not seem like it now job of being worn by the Princess You were made but being unique is a gift just the way you were supposed to be curls and all mine is nothing like that It s red and Let me share a story There was once a very and that simply means that you have a different job talented shoemaker who was sought out by all the than everyone else curly and impossible I always look people in the land He created the most beautiful But here s what I really want to tell you You unique and dazzling shoes People came from far are beautiful You are so lucky to have curly hair at how the other girls hair look in and wide to buy a pair of these one of a kind gems When I was little I had very straight hair and I One day the man was working very hard on a used to try and curl it sometimes only to find that headbands and ponytails and it s so pair of shoes for the Princess The Princess gor the curls would fall out very soon after There geous as she was was peculiar She had long blonde was even a girl I went to school with who had her much nicer than mine I ask my moth hair tiny blue eyes and very very large feet The straight hair permanently curled at least for high er to blow my hair for me to make it shoemaker had never made shoes of this size school The point is everyone wants what they before but it had been his dream to make shoes don t have The trick is learning to love what you for the royal family What could he do After all do have straight but she says my hair is just fine the way it is I feel so ugly like this Help I don t want to go another day feeling like I want to wear a pillowcase over my head she was the princess So the shoemaker labored for Every time you feel bad about your hair write days and days creating a unique pair of beautiful down three things you like about your hair Maybe shoes custom made to fit the large feet of the prin it s bouncy and playful maybe it s red color makes cess certain outfits look even better maybe it s easier to One night he was working very late and fell get ready in the morning because you don t have asleep When he awoke his shoe was talking to to brush it Whatever it is there have to be at least him three things you like about it that you can write Excuse me Shoemaker Wake up said the shoe down Who knows maybe you ll even come to love What is it asked the surprised shoemaker your hair rubbing his eyes Every girl has something about themselves that Good day sir said the shoe I have woken you Curly Q they wish they could change but the truth is we up to tell you of my grievances I do not like my are all beautiful in our own ways The truest and sparkling stones or the pointy tip of my front I do most beautiful thing a girl can show off is knowing not like my enormous pearls or the height of my just how beautiful she is If you love the way you heel But my biggest grievance is my size I want look you will be radiant And when you hold your to be smaller like all your other shoes Make me chin high and smile others will want to be like you smaller and will think you are beautiful too Good luck The shoemaker looked at the shoe in disbelief But my dear beautiful creation don t you see you 22 myfyi 23 myfyi Chana
Ask Chana  Dear Curly Q,  Dear Chana,  At your age, it   s normal to want to fit in. Every girl  are the perfect size for ...
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