Our New Special Baby

Greeting the news that your baby has Down syndrome with less anxiety and a much more positive outlook.

Living Outside the Comfort Zone

Sukkot lifts us above our world of illusions.

Soups for the Sukkah

Warm up your sukkah with these soothing soups.

Mommy Thursdays

How including my children in Shabbat preparations changed our relationship.

Pushing the Reset Button

This Yom Kippur, know your adversary.

Betrayal and Forgiveness

My best friend inexplicably severed our relationship. I was faced with the challenge of forgiving the unforgivable.

The Ten-Ton Phone

Now is the time to work on mending any rifts in your family.

Kids with No Patience

Teaching our kids patience, anticipation, and humility in today’s hassle-free world.

Answering Rosh Hashanah's Call

The shofar’s cry is God calling out my name, looking for me.

Lasting Change this Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is about commitments, not resolutions.

Cooking with Symbolic Foods

Favorite ways to enjoy the symbolic foods on Rosh Hashanah.

Two Funerals

Personal lessons from two upsetting, sobering experiences.

Cooking with Honey

Celebrate the sweet new year in style.

Our No-Cell-Phone Vacation

I realized just how much interaction we lose on a daily basis due to our preoccupation with the phone.

Why Older Couples Divorce

3 ways to protect your marriage and keep it strong.

Cooking with Herbs

Fantastic food with fresh herbs.

Kate Middleton’s Post-Pregnancy Paunch

We should be embarrassed that we even noticed it.

Needy Mother-in-Law

I love my fiancée, but her widowed mother lives the high life, doesn't work and is self-absorbed.

How to Communicate with Your Kids

The 5 most important nonverbal elements in getting your kids to listen.

Time Alone

Why do we have such a hard time spending quiet time alone with just ourselves?

Cooking with Summer Fruit

Creative ways to take advantage of the abundant produce.

Eat Green, Stay Lean

Easy barbequed dishes served over healthy salads.

News Junkie

The never-ending news cycle has become a freak show. Can we disengage?

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Respect

How to build an atmosphere of respect in your home.

Royal Jewish Name

Jewish names speak to our very essence.

Lemonade and Cookie Stands

Old fashioned summer fun that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

Hold On to the Moment

Stopping my mind from wandering into those negative places.

6 Ways to Avoid a Public Meltdown

With a little forethought, lots of empathy and a good babysitter, they can be prevented.

Longing for God

Tisha B’Av is an opportune time to recapture our intense drive to connect with our Creator.

Menu for the Nine Days

Meatless, delicious and different!

Making Summer Count

Chilling out is fine. But three months hanging out poolside?

Fish for the Nine Days

Keep it delicious by pairing simple fishes with great strong flavors like tomato, garlic, mustard, and Parmesan cheese.

Say Little

Avoid the lectures. A gesture or one word is often the best way to communicate with kids.

Savoring Summer Bounty

Enjoy the abundant fruits and vegetables in every taste and color used in these recipes.


A lesson in greatness from George Marston.

My Lousy Body Image

The problem is me, not my husband. I don’t think I’m attractive.


It’s getting really hard to keep your private life private.

Turkey Burgers

The secrets to making great turkey burgers that are nutritious and delicious.

Child Safety

Teach your kids how to protect themselves from predators. 3 short videos.

Advice for Sick Friends

Sometimes our advice is not only wrong, it’s hurtful.

Forever Dad

Even though my parents divorced, my father always played a crucial role in my life.

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