New Book: Innovative Parenting: Using Design Thinking and Psychology for Better Parenting

New Book: Innovative Parenting: Using Design Thinking and Psychology for Better Parenting

It’s a new book from my husband.

You can read it free with a kindle unlimited plan.

Parenting shouldn’t be seen as an act of survival. Yet, for most of us, we sometimes feel like we are barely getting by as parents. We’re overwhelmed by school requirements, conflicting kid appointments, and the unplanned for meltdown. We tend to fall into the same patterns of behavior without really taking time to think things through or even allow ourselves a glimmer of hope for a more peaceful parenting experience.

The business world has long since learned about the power of innovation. Using strategies such as design thinking, which was championed by IDEO, businesses have learned to explore, observe, and experiment in order to solve seemingly intractable problems. And let’s face it, a four-year old having a tantrum on the floor of a supermarket is a pretty intractable problem.

Using the tools of innovation and design thinking, Dr. Ari Yares encourages parents to move to an innovative parenting style. This unique approach to parenting is more than just trying to solve a single problem. It’s an approach and an attitude that gives you permission as a parent to fail forward, knowing that this failure will make you a better, more innovative parent.

Sukkot Deal on Amazon: Scotch Thermal Laminator

Sukkot Deal on Amazon: Scotch Thermal Laminator

We’ve had this laminator for almost 10 years and have not had any problems. We use it for Sukkot, but we also have lots of checklists and planners all over the house that we laminate.

  • #1 Laminating Brand*
  • Laminates items up to 9 inches wide
  • Two heated rollers create high quality professional, bubble and wrinkle-free results
  • Safe to use on photos to help preserve precious memories
  • Will laminate pouches up to 5 mil thick. Two temperature settings
  • Starter pack: contains 1 thermal laminator and 2 letter size (8.9″ x 11.4″) starter pouches.
  • This machine is only suitable for use with a grounded 120V outlet, do not use laminator with a voltage or outlet converter
  • For best results, use with Scotch Brand Thermal Laminating Pouches that provide an ultra clear finish to let important information show through.
  • *based on 12 months of NPD retail unit sales of laminating machines and accessories
Holiday Menu Planning: Beets

Holiday Menu Planning: Beets

Appetizers

Roasted Beet Hummus (What Jew Wanna Eat) – Pareve
Beet Carpaccio with Avocado & Chia Seed Dressing (May I have that recipe) – Pareve
Simanim Fritto Misto with Honey Roasted Garlic Aioli – (Busy in Brooklyn) – Pareve

Soup

Roasted Beet Soup with Fried Goat Cheese Medallion and Candied Pecans (Kosher by Gloria) – Dairy

Sides

Beet fries with Goat Cheese Sauce (What Jew Wanna Eat) – Dairy
Green Beans, Beet, & Pistachio Salad (Tori Avey)  РPareve | Pistachios
Golden Beets with Mandarin Oranges (Kosher Everyday) – Pareve | Instant Pot
Roasted Beet Pearl Couscous (Rachel Kor) – Pareve
Citrus and Beet Red Quinoa (Kosher Everyday) – Pareve

Salads

Beet, Tomato, & Artichoke Salad (Katie’s Cucina) – Pareve
Quinoa, Roasted Beets, and Walnuts Salad (Ricki Heller) – Pareve | Walnuts
Beets & Berries Salad (Kosher.com) – Pareve
Beet & Cucumber Salad (Edible Long Island) – Pareve
Red Cabbage, Date, & Beet Salad (Jewish Food Society) – Pareve
Apple Beet Farro Salad with Crispy Chickpeas (Healthline) – Pareve
Beet & Wheat Berry Salad with Picked Apples & Pecans (Serious Eats) – Pareve | Pecans
Ruby Red Bulgar Beet Salad (Kosher from Jerusalem) – Pareve
Beet & Butternut Squash Salad (Paula Shoyer) – Pareve
Roasted Beet Salad with Horseradish Aioli and Caramelized Walnuts (May I have that recipe?) – Pareve
Spinach and Beet Salad with Goat Cheese (Confident Cook Hesitant Baker) – Dairy
Beets, Burrata, & Blackberry Salad (West of the Loop) – Dairy | Pecans
Beet Salad with Blue Cheese & Hearts of Palm (That Skinny Chick Can Bake) РDairy You could probably sub other cheese as well
Beet Salad with Orange & Feta Cheese (Ronnie Fein) – Dairy
Kale & Roasted Beet Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing (Tori Avey) – Dairy
Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Nuts (The Jewish Kitchen) – Dairy | Walnuts
Roasted Beet, Apple, & Goat Cheese with Walnuts (At the Immigrant’s Table) – Dairy | Walnuts
Golden Beet & Barley Salad with Rainbow Chard (The Kitchn) – Dairy

Mains

Tsimmes with Beets, Turnips, & Beef (Epicurious) – Meat
Red Beet & Dill Roasted Salmon (Net Cost Market) – Fish
Best-Ever Veggie Burger (Kitchn) – Pareve
Vegetables Bourguignon (Kosher by Gloria) – Pareve

Desserts

Chocolate Beet Cake (Chocolate and Carrots) – Dairy
Beetroot Chocolate Cake (Kraut Kopf) – Pareve
Beet Cake (Renana’s Kitchen) – Pareve

Crayola Experience: Discount Tickets

Crayola Experience: Discount Tickets

Camp ends this week and there are still 2 weeks until school starts. If you are looking for a fun trip, you might want to check out a new exhibit at Crayola in Easton, PA.

Explore the wonders of the deep blue with a SPLASH of color and creativity! Crayola Experience is collaborating with OceanX for an immersive, aquatic-themed national tour. This first-of-its-kind tidal wave of creative fun debuted at Crayola Experience Orlando in July and now visits Crayola Experience Easton from August 7 through September 6! Everything is included in the price of admission! Ready to dive in? Get your tickets now!

Get Discounted tickets!