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Husbands First: Practical Ways to Show He’s #1
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Husbands First: Practical Ways to Show He’s #1

Despite our busy schedules and without becoming a Stepford wife.

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Is Your Marriage the Top Priority?
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Is Your Marriage the Top Priority?

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Why do we have a tough time putting our husbands first?

The Small Parts
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The Small Parts

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It’s the seemingly trivial acts that make us who we really are.

A New Look at those Dreadful Holiday Letters
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A New Look at those Dreadful Holiday Letters

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Who knew the Facebook “humble brag” could actually be a force for good?

Credit and Blame in Parenting
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Credit and Blame in Parenting

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Like it or not, your children have free will.

Don’t Interfere and Defend Your Child
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Don’t Interfere and Defend Your Child

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We will almost never be successful, and we may do more harm than good.

Rav Shteinman’s No Eulogy Request
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Rav Shteinman’s No Eulogy Request

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Why I think it’s a good practice to emulate.

Heroes Aren’t Perfect
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Heroes Aren’t Perfect

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And neither are we. So let’s cut them – and ourselves – some slack.

More Scary Tales from the Grocery Store
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More Scary Tales from the Grocery Store

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The cashier didn’t acknowledge my existence and here’s why it matters.

The Quick Fix
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The Quick Fix

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Just read this article and all your problems will be solved, just like that.

Hanukkah and Attaining True Greatness
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Hanukkah and Attaining True Greatness

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Consistency and relentless long-term dedication make all the difference in the world.

The First Scratch Is the Hardest
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The First Scratch Is the Hardest

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Best to just get it over with and then focus on the pleasure.

Home of the First Snowmobile
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Home of the First Snowmobile

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We all have a need to feel that we matter.

How to Really Talk with Your Kids
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How to Really Talk with Your Kids

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For starters, do not ask them, “How was your day?”

Your Child Got Divorced?!
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Your Child Got Divorced?!

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I am astounded by people’s utter lack of sensitivity.

The Irate Customer
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The Irate Customer

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A heated argument at my local grocer reminded me how easy it is to completely lose it.

The Problem with Public Displays of Affection
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The Problem with Public Displays of Affection

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Constant PDAs cheapen intimacy.

Stop. It’s a Beautiful World
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Stop. It’s a Beautiful World

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Appreciating breathtaking beauty does not come easily to me.

Don’t Listen to Anna Wintour
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Don’t Listen to Anna Wintour

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Who says we have to accept society’s definition of beauty?

Into the Desert
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Into the Desert

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Reconciling the spiritual and the physical during the holiday of Sukkot.

Don’t Let Your Mistakes Define You
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Don’t Let Your Mistakes Define You

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Like the professional athlete, you’ve got to get back into the game and play to win.

Are You a Social Justice Warrior?
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Are You a Social Justice Warrior?

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It takes a lot more than posting something on Twitter.

My Front Garden Is Not a Garbage Dump!
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My Front Garden Is Not a Garbage Dump!

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So why do people have no problem throwing their trash there?

Waking Up for Rosh Hashanah
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Waking Up for Rosh Hashanah

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Don’t live your life by rote.

The Overprotective Mom in the Park
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The Overprotective Mom in the Park

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By turning a simple playground challenge into a traumatic situation requiring medical attention, she was disabling him.

My Amazing Payback for Keeping My Big Mouth Shut
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My Amazing Payback for Keeping My Big Mouth Shut

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Everyone has one great airline story. Here’s mine.

Facing My Inevitable Death as I Grow Older
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Facing My Inevitable Death as I Grow Older

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This article is invigorating, not depressing!

It Never Rains in California in the Summer
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It Never Rains in California in the Summer

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And then suddenly, one day, it did.

You <i>Cannot</i> Be Anything You Want
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You Cannot Be Anything You Want

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We all have limitations. Deal with it.

Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase
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Sometimes It Really Is Just a Phase

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Don’t make a bad mood more than it is.

Words of Wisdom from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts
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Words of Wisdom from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

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Taking your ego out of the equation.

Sharing Your Spouse’s Interests (Even When You Really Don’t)
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Sharing Your Spouse’s Interests (Even When You Really Don’t)

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If it’s important to him, I try to make it important to me.

No One’s Perfect
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No One’s Perfect

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I’ve been too judgmental lately.

Trump and Other Topics I Refuse to Talk About
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Trump and Other Topics I Refuse to Talk About

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We are given only a certain number of words to use in our lifetime. Don’t waste them.

Why the Messiah Must be on His Way
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Why the Messiah Must be on His Way

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My unforgettable encounter with unadulterated innocence, sincerity and truth.

Hostile Words
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Hostile Words

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My neighbor accused me of being a thief.

Don’t Say It’s Too Late
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Don’t Say It’s Too Late

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Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

Feeling the Awe on Shavuot
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Feeling the Awe on Shavuot

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Start by taking a walk with a two-year-old.

This Isn’t the Life I Ordered
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This Isn’t the Life I Ordered

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You may be right. But it’s the one you’ve got and it’s your job to make the best of it.

Yelling at Joe Biden’s Teacher
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Yelling at Joe Biden’s Teacher

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His mother showed him that she has his back, but was that enough?

Groundhog Day Revisited
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Groundhog Day Revisited

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Why do I find every morning, afternoon and evening to be the same?

Breaking Routine
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Breaking Routine

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Multi-tasking may be touted as a female trait but it seems to have missed me!

The Line Outside My Bedroom Door
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The Line Outside My Bedroom Door

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If only I had an ensuite bathroom!

Ladies, Don’t Lose Sight of the Essence of Passover
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Ladies, Don’t Lose Sight of the Essence of Passover

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I’d rather organize my cupboards than look at the ways I still need to grow.

My Goal This Passover Seder
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My Goal This Passover Seder

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To simply tell our children the incredible story of what God did for us when He took us out of the slavery in Egypt.

Giving and Receiving Compliments
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Giving and Receiving Compliments

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A small idea that could really change the world.

That Jerk is Also Created in the Image of God
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That Jerk is Also Created in the Image of God

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“I love humanity; it’s just people I can’t stand.”

Don’t Get Smashed on Purim
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Don’t Get Smashed on Purim

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Getting rip-roaring drunk misses the whole point of Purim.

Facebook Rats
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Facebook Rats

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Stop pressing the lever.

Juicy Piece of Gossip
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Juicy Piece of Gossip

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Applying the 24-hour rule to sharing gossip.