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Material Girl

Material Girl

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I was flipping through one of those women's magazines that no one ever admits to reading when an ad caught my eye.

Two and One-Half Hours a Day

Two and One-Half Hours a Day

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Carpooling may be a nuisance, but it shows your children you truly care about their education.

Who Comes First -- Your Spouse or Your Children?

Who Comes First -- Your Spouse or Your Children?

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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.

Letting Go: Notes From a Mother

Letting Go: Notes From a Mother

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As a teenage daughter leaves home, one mother panics, takes stock and lets go.

Facing the World: A Daughter's Relection

Facing the World: A Daughter's Relection

by Dena Heller

As she crosses the threshold from her teens into adulthood, a young woman takes stock of who she has to thank for her confidence and love of life.

A Weighty Issue

A Weighty Issue

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An obsession with dieting is not a Torah value, but neither is preoccupation with food. The challenge is striking a balance in today's fat-conscious world.

Shop 'Til You Drop

Shop 'Til You Drop

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What is it with adolescent girls and shopping? One mother's battle for perspective.

No Ordinary Dinner

No Ordinary Dinner

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Meeting a real Jewish hero reminds us that we all have the power to make our dreams a reality - and the world a better place.

Blessed be God ... Who Didn't Make Me a Man

Blessed be God ... Who Didn't Make Me a Man

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Jewish feminism doesn't mean wanting to be a man. It means thanking God for creating you perfectly female.

Quality Time

Quality Time

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Quality time is a myth. Yes it sometimes happens, but scheduling it is impossible.

The Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth

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Trying out the new anti-wrinkle cream while pondering how aging can be beautiful.

"A Question of Trust"

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"Why am I a nervous wreck?" A planned trip to Israel becomes an unexpected test of faith.

The Treadmill

The Treadmill

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A dedicated anti-exerciser gets on the treadmill – and can't get off.

Everything I Know About God, I Learned From My Parents

Everything I Know About God, I Learned From My Parents

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Kids start to learn about the Creator of the world from their own creators – mom and dad.

Chaos

Chaos

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I had a house, and then I had children. Preserve your sanity and let go of your attachment of the physical world.

Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine

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Bring out the Godiva! But don't forget to express your love on Feb. 15th, 16th, 17th and...

Intimacy after Children

Intimacy after Children

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The perils of neglecting your spouse.

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