Yes, I work full time (very). Yes, I have four children, including a very trying one-year-old. But I still manage to fit in homemade challah. Here is my secret.

Daughters. At least one, but preferably two or three. The more, the merrier!

I may post other secret tips for homemade challah - like the perfect amount of rising time and really good pans. But without my daughters to braid the dough for me, I confess: we would be suffering with the store bought stuff.