I had a house, and then I had children. Preserve your sanity and let go of your attachment of the physical world.
Reaching middle age doesn't have to mean getting squished from our growing children on one side and our aging parents on the other.
We all know the pain and humiliation of being the victim of an unedited speaker.
Presents are nice. Luxurious presents may be nicer. But don't confuse them with real thoughtfulness and caring.
Thank God, the streets of Jerusalem are alive once again. There is bustle and energy, hope and joy. And sadly, lots of garbage.
Give up the illusion: we can't fight our children's battles, nor should we.
No matter what your age, it's never too late to make a difference.
Sending your 18-year-old to the other end of the world is not easy.
If you don't want to be treated like an object, don't dress like one.
Sarah and Rebecca set the standard for Jewish women to follow. Let's get inspired!
Complaining isn't just a bad habit. It actually makes the problem worse.
Is gossip really a good way to create relationships?
Little league has a bad rap -- frustrated coaches, over-invested parents and damaged kids -- but it is possible for it to generate a healthy Jewish experience.
Everyday you get the opportunity to meet the most important leader of the world. Are you ready?
Successful relationships are built on making the needs and pain of others as real as our own.
We frequently spend our time on trivial pursuits at the expense of more important ones.
Shaindel is schizophrenic and homeless -- and a beloved fellow Jew.
I have become an expert in tiredness, and I need at least nineteen more words to express all its different aspects.
How I learned to enjoy summer and the kids without tearing my hair out.
Mixed with delight and relief on the first day of school is the fear of the dreaded school supply lists.
An eclectic menu for Yom Tov that incorporates some of the symbolic foods eaten on Rosh Hashana.
There's nothing like a short vacation – just you and your spouse, with no kids – to strengthen your marriage.
Call me Scrooge. Call me the Grinch. I hate (or rather, as we say around our house, I'm not fond of) the summer.
Why do we feel proud of ourselves for cooking for an acquaintance who just gave birth and burdened by making dinner for our families?
Down syndrome isn't preventing Danielle Magady from leading the typical life of a teenager.
I don't know about you, but keeping my kids happy on Sundays is a major challenge.
Children will go on to forge lives of their own, but the relationship with your spouse is forever. It fosters growth like no other relationship can.
Brooke Ellison is a quadriplegic, paralyzed from the neck down, and she's running for NY State senator.
Is that enough time to let your child know he or she is a top priority?
This is a time of trouble for our people, and there is no standing on the sidelines. We all need to be counted.
A child's perspective is clear and pure, unclouded by "experience" and cynicism. If we allow ourselves, we can learn much from a child's wide-eyed view of life.
Our support and trust network is shrinking, and yes we should care.
Want to change your spouse's behavior? Reward desired action and ignore the undesirable.
Do we really need another parenting class? Isn't it enough to just follow our instincts?
If teachers believed in the abilities of all of their students, they'd all achieve significantly more.
"It's not about the bills, it's not about the bills," intones the mother, as the family gets revved up planning a meaningful Bar Mitzvah experience for the first born son.
A visit to Las Vegas shows up the seductiveness of illusion, and reinforces that there is no place like home.
No job, however important, can provide our lives with all the meaning we need and seek.
When confronted with evil, it's the time to fight - and to counteract with kindness.
Parents of kids who fight, forget their bathing suit and crumple their schoolwork sometimes need to be reminded that their kids are "normal."