click here to jump to start of article
Join Our Newsletter

Get latest articles and videos with Jewish inspiration and insights​




About the Author

Marnie Winston-Macauley

Quirky, no-nonsense, funny, Marnie – writer, editor, author, lecturer, clinician, and administrator -- is a straight-shooter, who has a distinctive voice and takes on the world in her columns, features, and books. Her advice column was syndicated through Tribune Media Services, and it currently appears in Singular magazine as Singular Solutions. Marnie has written over 20 books/calendars, including the series “A Little Joy, A Little Oy." Her books include Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother and A Little Joy, A Little Oy (pub. AndrewsMcMeel). She is also an award-winning “calendar queen” having written over 20. She has been nominated for both an Emmy and Writers Guild award. Thefullwiki.org has listed Marnie Macauley on their list of top Jewish_American writers, dead or living. (She’s still deciding which.) She was also chosen as a Distinguished Woman in Las Vegas in March of 2014.

Marnie invites you to join her on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Her website: www.marniemacauley.com and you can reach her at asksadie@aol.com. For counseling she can also be reached at Liveperson: http://www.prestoexperts.com/professional/expert-profile.aspx?CatID=10341&ExpID=562114&twid=2&BanID=18787

Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

Jewish Mothers in the Holocaust

by

There are no words to describe their valor, only prayers.


The History of Hatikvah

The History of Hatikvah

by

In celebration of Israel’s birthday we examine the history of our national anthem.


Jewish Paraprosdokians

Jewish Paraprosdokians

by

50 paraprosdokians for the articulate Jew.


Would Jew Believe: The Passover Edition

Would Jew Believe: The Passover Edition

by

People used to make artistic designs using matzah perforations…


When Children Lie

When Children Lie

by

Why small children lie and what to do about it.


Don’t Ask Your JYA’S This

Don’t Ask Your JYA’S This

by

Questions Jewish parents should never ask their Jewish Young Adult (JYA) children.


A Celebration of Seltzer

A Celebration of Seltzer

by

Who remembers the days when we drank seltzer? It’s time to return to the good old days!


We Jews: Presidential Jewish Firsts

We Jews: Presidential Jewish Firsts

by

In honor of President’s Day, We Jews honor American presidents and their famous Jewish firsts.


Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

by

Honest Abe loved the Jewish people. But could he have been one of us?


The Jewish Disorder Manual II

The Jewish Disorder Manual II

by

My diagnostic manual for Jewish disorders is back!


WouldJew Believe #30

WouldJew Believe #30

by

Would Jew believe Jazz great Louis Armstrong wore a star of David and spoke Yiddish?


The Jewish Disorder Manual

The Jewish Disorder Manual

by

My very own Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for my very own people.


We Jews 15: British Edition

We Jews 15: British Edition

by

Fascinating facts about London’s Jews.


The Jewish Grinch

The Jewish Grinch

by

As a Jew, I love the Christmas season, because it reminds me that I am different.


Jewish Empty Nesters

Jewish Empty Nesters

by

You know you're one when…


WouldJew Believe #29

WouldJew Believe #29

by

Would you believe a non-Jew sues his employer for discouraging him from wearing a kippah at work?


Don’t Ask Your Children This

Don’t Ask Your Children This

by

Questions Jewish parents should never ask their children.


Yiddish Curses for the New Millennium

Yiddish Curses for the New Millennium

by

He should grow like an onion with his head in the ground.


Raising Different Drummers

Raising Different Drummers

by

You can't change your child's personality. Embrace it.


Finding Beauty in Tragedy

Finding Beauty in Tragedy

by

My husband just had a devastating stroke and the power of Jewish humor is helping me get through it.


Like Totally Awesome

Like Totally Awesome

by

Millennial-Speak: Totally awesome ways to butcher an already totally awesome language.


When Siblings Fight

When Siblings Fight

by

Five helpful tips.


WouldJew Believe #28

WouldJew Believe #28

by

Outrageous, odd and interesting facts, such as…Facebook saves a Jewish child’s life?


The Manipulative Child

The Manipulative Child

by

Red flags and how to break the cycle.


We Jews 14: Celebrity Holocaust Heroes

We Jews 14: Celebrity Holocaust Heroes

by

Three celebrity Holocaust heroes and survivors.


The Art of the Shmooze

The Art of the Shmooze

by

Improve your Shmooze IQ with my Shmooze Dos and Don’ts.


If I Were a Rich Woman

If I Were a Rich Woman

by

I write for a living. In other words, I ain’t rich.


Marilyn Michaels: Jewish Show Biz Royalty

Marilyn Michaels: Jewish Show Biz Royalty

by

An interview with a star of stage and screen with real "yichus” -- lineage.


My Canadian Jewish Dad

My Canadian Jewish Dad

by

Everyone knew you could count on my dad.


WouldJew Believe #27

WouldJew Believe #27

by

In honor of Facebook, an Israeli couple names their daughter “like”?!


Stars of David: Rupert Murdoch

Stars of David: Rupert Murdoch

by

In the thick of many controversies is his vociferous support of Israel.


We Jews 13

We Jews 13

by

Fascinating Jewish record holders.


We Jews: Israel Edition

We Jews: Israel Edition

by

In honor of Israel’s birthday, fun facts about the Jewish homeland that will make you “kvell.”


Little-known facts about The Third Reich

Little-known facts about The Third Reich

by

Some lesser-known facts, odd alliances, and daring rescues during the Third Reich.


Clipping Internet Coupons

Clipping Internet Coupons

by

I never thought I'd miss green stamps.


WouldJew Believe #26: Passover Edition

WouldJew Believe #26: Passover Edition

by

What’s the story behind the famous Maxwell House Haggadah?


The Ultimate Yiddishkeit Quiz #3

The Ultimate Yiddishkeit Quiz #3

by

Are you a Jewish maven? Take the quiz and find out.


When Debra's Heart Stopped

When Debra's Heart Stopped

by

Sometimes love can create miracles.


Don't Ask Your Spouse This

Don't Ask Your Spouse This

by

Five questions you should never ask your spouse.


WouldJew Believe #25: The Purim Edition

WouldJew Believe #25: The Purim Edition

by

Outrageous, odd and interesting facts like…the Jewish holiday of Nicanor Day?!


Jews Love Questions

Jews Love Questions

by

To be or not to be? You call that a good question?


British vs. Yiddish

British vs. Yiddish

by

On my first trip to Britain, even though I spoke the same language, I felt very different.


How to Praise Your Children

How to Praise Your Children

by

Five principles of healthy, esteem-building praise.


Advising Guys on Buying Gifts

Advising Guys on Buying Gifts

by

If you’ve ever gotten a rotten present don’t blame your man. He’s GSC -- Genetically Shopping-Challenged.


Why Kids Need to Fail

Why Kids Need to Fail

by

Seven important lessons failure teaches our children.


WouldJew Believe #24

WouldJew Believe #24

by

Outrageous, odd and interesting Jewish facts like…Harry Potter’s grave in Israel?!


Anger Management in Marriage

Anger Management in Marriage

by

The smart way to have a fight.


Don't Ask Your Date This

Don't Ask Your Date This

by

Questions you should never ask a potential Jewish mate.


The 2010 Jewish Guinness World Records

The 2010 Jewish Guinness World Records

by

Raise your glass of Guiness, and make a L’chaim to this year’s Jewish record holders.


Goyish vs. Jewish is Back

Goyish vs. Jewish is Back

by

The best of the Goyish vs Jewish 2011 Mini Day-to-Day Calendar.