Realistic Expectations this Yom Kippur

This year I'm finally changing my approach to frustrating situations.

Menus for Before and After Yom Kippur

Tips and recipes for eating well before and after the fast.

INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Phrases to Help Create a Peaceful Home

Because everyone needs to take a deep breath once in a while.

Putting Yourself on the Line

My newfound appreciation of first responders who are constantly risking their lives to help people.

Recommitting to My Marriage, This New Year

The High Holidays are an opportunity to go all in.

10 Parenting Lessons in 20 Years

They grow up and mature, and turn into great adults. It really happens.

A Father’s Love and Rosh Hashanah

Why do refer to God as our Father, and not as our Mother? My newborn son gave me the answer.

Sweet Dishes for Rosh Hashanah

Apple & honey cake, raspberry lemon bars and salami tzimmis.

A Delectable Rosh Hashanah Menu

Roasted pomegranate and sage chicken and other perfect dishes for a sweet new year.

Behind the Façade, a Human Being

People are much more complex (and interesting!) than the simple roles in which we cast them.

My Treadmill Routine is Preparing Me for Rosh Hashanah

The trainer went on and on, encouraging, cajoling, pushing. “You can do it!” And you know what? It works.

A Savory and Sweet New Year

Zesty and delicious recipes to add to your repertoire.

Getting Away with the Bare Minimum

Whether it’s hotel service or our attitude towards Judaism, this is not the way to get the greatest experience.

How to Make the Back-to-School Transition Easier

Practical advice on lowering tensions in the morning and beating the back to school blues.

When Old Friends Limit You

Don’t let old labels pull you down.

Travel Meals

Great entrees to take with you on your journeys, and practical tips for traveling with food.

What Kind of Father Do I Want to Be?

I am realizing that my love for investing can dangerously conflict with my love for my family.

PODCAST: Why is My Teenager So Defiant?

Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky on positive parenting through teen angst.

How to Experience Connection in Your Marriage

Stop focusing on what's wrong, learn how to have safe conversations, and experience joy together.

Let Your Kids Choose Their Own Clothes

It’s good for their independence and it doesn’t matter what other people will think.

INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Phrases that Stop Backtalk

Take a deep breath and practice these statements.

BBQ Season in Full Swing

Meat, chicken and fish options, plus a tantalizing dessert.

Saving Rabbi Sacks

The Italian man who saved the rabbi from drowning had no idea that he was impacting world Jewry.

Yong: Brave and Beautiful

The miracle finally occurred: we adopted a baby boy from Korea.

PODCAST: Little Kids; Chronically Ill Parent

How Orit Esther Riter and her family adjust to her physical limitations.

Making Marriage Work

Four strategies to help couples maintain a successful connection throughout the years.

My 12-Hour Flight from NY to LA

Was I going to let my nightmare flight home spoil our whole trip?

PODCAST: Jamie Geller’s Guide for Parents of Picky Eaters

How to get your kids to enjoy nutritious food, veggies included.

4 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Love One Another

This week is a perfect time to work on fostering kindness and love in your home.

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make

These are the serious ones that emotionally harm our children.

The STD Test

“We are religious couple. There’s no way my husband had an affair and I know I was not with another man.”

Inspiration from an Unlikely Source

Using our failures as a spur to further growth.

Creative Cuisine for the Nine Days

Delicious non-meat dishes your entire family will enjoy.

The Absurdity of Being Jealous of One’s Spouse

My husband and I are one. Being jealous of him is like being jealous of my arm.

Invitations to Heaven

As we prepare for our son’s wedding, I’m thinking of all the people who touched our lives.

In Israel All Jews Feel like Family

Outside of Israel it’s so easy to forget that the Jewish people is one big family.

PODCAST: Those Maddening Power Struggles at Home

Dr. Lisa Aiken on the root causes of anger and what to do about it.

How to Talk to Your Teen

The art to keeping connected to teens.

If Our Phone Calls were Broadcasted

My friend’s daughter was listening carefully to every word she said, including the ones about her and her brother.

What to Do with Leftover Chicken

5 quick dinner options with tons of new flavor.

Wisdom for Love: The Blessings at a Jewish Wedding

How the blessings recited under the chuppah help guide the couple to live together in harmony.

Undercover Boss: An Amazing Lesson in Kindness

An inspiring true story that brought me to tears.

Respect Your Kids and They’ll Respect You

5 ways to model respect through action and speech without giving up your authority.

Why Do I Treat a Roommate Better than My Husband?

A week of rooming with my friend highlighted the discrepancy and showed me a roadmap for improvement.

PODCAST: Stuck at Home While Your Spouse is Away on Business Trips

Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser on how couples can fortify their marriage despite frequent traveling for work.

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