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Our Children are Watching
Mom with a View

Our Children are Watching

What are we teaching our kids when parents are screaming and cursing during a soccer match?

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You Give, You Will Care
Mom with a View

You Give, You Will Care

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If we will really invest, we will come to care – about anything.

Dreaming of Anatevka
Mom with a View

Dreaming of Anatevka

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I don’t long for the days of pogroms and poverty. But I do miss not having all my kids and grandkids living nearby.

Cravings
Mom with a View

Cravings

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Desiring what we cannot have.

Our Scary Uber Driver
Mom with a View

Our Scary Uber Driver

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We felt in danger but oddly did nothing about it.

Preparing Early for Passover
Mom with a View

Preparing Early for Passover

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If ever there were a time for zeal and over-preparation, Passover is it.

Is There Such a Thing as Me Time?
Mom with a View

Is There Such a Thing as Me Time?

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There are people in need at every place, at any time, and we can’t ignore them.

Learning from Uber
Mom with a View

Learning from Uber

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Three timely lessons about kindness, taught by Uber drivers (really).

Purim: The Prayers of Children

Purim: The Prayers of Children

Our kids can teach us a lot about how to talk to God.

Woman on the Verge
Mom with a View

Woman on the Verge

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We may not be able to control our instinctive response but we can prevent it from coming to fruition.

Salomon Says... Farewell
Salomon Says

Salomon Says... Farewell

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This is my last blog. It’s time to say good bye.

Losing Purim in All the Hamantashen
Mom with a View

Losing Purim in All the Hamantashen

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There is a point where we are too busy trying out the Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel hamantashen that we forget the purpose of the holiday.

My Parents’ 60th Wedding Anniversary
Lori Almost Live

My Parents’ 60th Wedding Anniversary

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Why it’s a real milestone.

Raccoons and Construction Workers
Mom with a View

Raccoons and Construction Workers

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There is always something or someone over my head.

Give It Your All
Lori Almost Live

Give It Your All

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Don’t run away from a problem. Be an agent of change instead.

Wanna Be an Astronaut?
Salomon Says

Wanna Be an Astronaut?

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Why did NASA receive a record number of astronaut applications?

My Miami Vacation
Mom with a View

My Miami Vacation

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What is an LA denizen like me vacationing in Florida?

Gameboys and Sustaining Dignity
Lori Almost Live

Gameboys and Sustaining Dignity

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A group of North American kids help poor kids in Israel.

Think Crime Doesn’t Pay? Think Again
Salomon Says

Think Crime Doesn’t Pay? Think Again

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Get $9000 for not committing a crime.

Why Do Jews Leave Judaism?
Lori Almost Live

Why Do Jews Leave Judaism?

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Jews need to make informed choices about their Judaism. Don’t be afraid to learn.

Collecting
Mom with a View

Collecting

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We all have a desire to exert some control over our chaotic lives.

3 Ways to Stop Self-Pity
Salomon Says

3 Ways to Stop Self-Pity

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After all, pity is really just counterfeit love.

Alone on Valentine’s Day
Lori Almost Live

Alone on Valentine’s Day

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Judaism’s heightened sensitivity to others.

The Comparison Trap
Mom with a View

The Comparison Trap

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Jealousy is when we count someone else’s blessings instead of our own.

9th Graders Exposed to Anti-Semitic Film
Salomon Says

9th Graders Exposed to Anti-Semitic Film

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An apology isn’t enough.

My Husband & the Laundromat
Mom with a View

My Husband & the Laundromat

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An epic true story of one family and a dryer.

Health and Spirituality
Lori Almost Live

Health and Spirituality

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It’s a mitzvah to take care of your body.

4 Best Ways to Help Lonely People
Salomon Says

4 Best Ways to Help Lonely People

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Loneliness is a very serious issue. Here's what you can do to help.

Facebook Jealousy
Mom with a View

Facebook Jealousy

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A group of friends went on vacation without me and their numerous Facebook photos are getting to me.

Paying for Kosher Food
Lori Almost Live

Paying for Kosher Food

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When you spend money on a mitzvah, you never lose.

The Great Blizzard of 2016
Salomon Says

The Great Blizzard of 2016

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New York is getting whacked! Who expected this?

After the Car Accident
Mom with a View

After the Car Accident

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Instead of accusations and anger, my friend performed an astounding act of selflessness and strength.

Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Salomon Says

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

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Now you can actually hire a service and get someone else do it for you.

Official Toilet Paper Roll Changer
Mom with a View

Official Toilet Paper Roll Changer

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Why am I the only person in our home who does this?

Parents or Kids: Who Needs the Other More?
Lori Almost Live

Parents or Kids: Who Needs the Other More?

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The answer isn’t as obvious as you think.

Republishing Mein Kampf
Salomon Says

Republishing Mein Kampf

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After 70 years, does it belong back on the shelves?

42,000 Pairs of Shoes
Mom with a View

42,000 Pairs of Shoes

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And they can be all yours!

Memorial Boards in Cuba
Lori Almost Live

Memorial Boards in Cuba

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Instead of building memorials, let’s invest in building the future generation of Jews.

Why the U.S. Ranks Only #15th Happiest Country
Salomon Says

Why the U.S. Ranks Only #15th Happiest Country

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It all has to do with the Golden Triangle of Happiness.

The Widows in Our Midst
Mom with a View

The Widows in Our Midst

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We are admonished to be extra sensitive to and solicitous of widows. But are we?

Conflicting Emotions
Lori Almost Live

Conflicting Emotions

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Life is full of moments of happiness and sadness, all at once.

What’s Harder: Marriage or Parenting?
Lori Almost Live

What’s Harder: Marriage or Parenting?

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Here’s my answer, and I want to hear what you think.

Released from Jury Duty
Mom with a View

Released from Jury Duty

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Joy comes in all types of packages.

Happiness Amidst Tragedy
Salomon Says

Happiness Amidst Tragedy

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It’s been a difficult week. How do we deal with it?

Why are White Middle-Aged Men Dying More?
Salomon Says

Why are White Middle-Aged Men Dying More?

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A shocking new study reveals why there’s an increase in mortality rates for the first time in 100 years.

Bumper Sticker Boasting

Bumper Sticker Boasting

We need to teach our kids that self-worth is internally generated.

The Jews of Cuba
Lori Almost Live

The Jews of Cuba

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Spreading Jewish wisdom to 1400 Jews who have been cut off from the world.

Tiger Woods is Turning 40
Mom with a View

Tiger Woods is Turning 40

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Don’t sound the death knell just yet.

4 Tips to Help Decision Making
Salomon Says

4 Tips to Help Decision Making

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These really work for me.

Stranded by Friends Getting Married
Lori Almost Live

Stranded by Friends Getting Married

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I’m happy for my friend, but I’m also jealous.