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It All Began with a Doormat!

It All Began with a Doormat!

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Getting trapped in the never-ending materialistic cycle.

The Ants Go Marching

The Ants Go Marching

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If only they were limited to two by two!

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

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Peer pressure never goes away. So choose your friends wisely.

Why I Love Cleaning for Passover

Why I Love Cleaning for Passover

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And it’s not that I’m a martyr.

Boiling Point

Boiling Point

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Don’t hold in your frustrations and concerns until they explode.

Alternative to Nagging

Alternative to Nagging

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How to get your husband to do what you want.

Age & Melancholia

Age & Melancholia

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The peace of mind we desperately want will not come from anything outside ourselves.

Date Night

Date Night

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Put in the effort to make an evening with your spouse romantic and special.

Showing Affection in Marriage

Showing Affection in Marriage

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If one spouse is more emotionally effusive than the other, have no fear.

The Second Half of Our Lives

The Second Half of Our Lives

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The kids are out of the house. Now what?

Eating Larvae

Eating Larvae

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Why are some people driven to eat bizarre, unappealing delicacies?

Quick to Judge

Quick to Judge

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Why is our instinctive reaction all too often to be critical?

Growing Old

Growing Old

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We look in the mirror and the evidence stares boldly back at us. We are getting older.

Your Personal Catchphrase

Your Personal Catchphrase

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What do I want to be known for?

Stop the Sarcasm

Stop the Sarcasm

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It’s cruel and undignified.

The Bagel Incident

The Bagel Incident

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Luckily I have some vision of who I’d like to be and screaming like a banshee isn’t it.

Instructive Children's Books

Instructive Children's Books

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Everything I know about parenting I learned from children’s books.

Retail Therapy

Retail Therapy

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Why shopping, of all things, is good for your health.

Tebow or Not Tebow

Tebow or Not Tebow

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Why Tim Tebow makes us feel uncomfortable.

Small Talk

Small Talk

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Elevating the conversation by being fascinated with other people.

Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?

Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?

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A facelift is not the solution to the real problem at hand.

The Duggar Family

The Duggar Family

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She's expecting her 20th child. Why all the vitriol?

An Open Letter to Teachers

An Open Letter to Teachers

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Before our parent/teacher meeting, allow me to explain where I'm coming from.

Android & Me

Android & Me

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I took the plunge and acquired the latest Android phone. It went downhill from there.

The Kim Kardashian Spectacle

The Kim Kardashian Spectacle

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This new low reminds us of the toxicity of Reality TV.

My Day of Silence

My Day of Silence

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What I learned from not talking for one day.

Friendship & Empathy

Friendship & Empathy

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Rare and precious is the friend who experiences your pain like his or her own.

Sukkot: Intense Closeness

Sukkot: Intense Closeness

The holiday reminds me of the special times of marrying off my daughters.

Nothing's Perfect

Nothing's Perfect

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This Yom Kippur, I regret looking at what doesn't work, and I'm learning to focus on the positive.

Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

Three Ideas for Rosh Hashanah

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Bringing down to earth the machzor's central ideas.

Rosh Hashanah Opportunity

Rosh Hashanah Opportunity

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God wants to grant us another year of life. Are we ready to embrace it?

My Relentless Taskmaster

My Relentless Taskmaster

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The tyranny of To-Do lists.

Even The Food Channel

Even The Food Channel

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Humiliation as a form of entertainment.

Surviving a Family Vacation

Surviving a Family Vacation

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Laughter is really the only way.

How to Win Friends

How to Win Friends

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A world about me is a very lonely place. A world about others is rich and fulfilling.

Thoughtful Gift

Thoughtful Gift

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Small stuff counts.

Feeling the Pain

Feeling the Pain

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Since the death of my granddaughter I carry a sense of pain wherever I go.

Family Vacation

Family Vacation

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It doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

The Alzheimer's Risk

The Alzheimer's Risk

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Relinquishing our illusion of control.

God's Most Fascinating Creature

God's Most Fascinating Creature

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Who needs reality TV? Just look around you.

Girl Talk

Girl Talk

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Is complimenting a girl on her looks so bad?

Summer Is Here

Summer Is Here

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It’s been all of three days and I’m pulling my hair out!

Baseball and Blackberry

Baseball and Blackberry

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Are you addicted?

Me, a Crook?

Me, a Crook?

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A librarian had the chutzpah to insinuate I'm a thief.

Waiting for Passion

Waiting for Passion

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There are so many good causes. Pick one and throw yourself into it.

My Shavuot Preparation

My Shavuot Preparation

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Appreciating the gift of Torah.

Guinea Pig Kids

Guinea Pig Kids

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The gender-less baby: There’s a bit of Kathy Witterick and David Stocker in all of us.

Waiting in Line

Waiting in Line

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I can't let everyone go ahead of me. What's a religious Jewish woman to do?

The Manicure

The Manicure

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My hands carry the war wounds of serious work in the kitchen. They are a badge of honor.

Happiness Is Not the Goal

Happiness Is Not the Goal

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The secret to happiness is to not focus on it.

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