The Ootchy-Kootchy Rule

Why couples who show the most public affection are more likely to divorce.

Raising Teenage Daughters

Yes, it can be a tough ride. Here are a few effective tools to hold onto your sanity.

Life without Whining

Therapists are refusing to put up with the kvetching. We should do the same.

Parents Know Best

Protect us from those well-meaning friends, teachers and therapists who think they know our children better than we do.

The Gift of Responsibility

Teaching our children how to really grow up.

Facebook and Dignity

They shouldn’t be an oxymoron.

It All Began with a Doormat!

Getting trapped in the never-ending materialistic cycle.

The Ants Go Marching

If only they were limited to two by two!

Under Pressure

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

Why I Love Cleaning for Passover

And it’s not that I’m a martyr.

Boiling Point

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

Alternative to Nagging

How to get your husband to do what you want.

Age & Melancholia

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

Date Night

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

Showing Affection in Marriage

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

The Second Half of Our Lives

The kids are out of the house. Now what?

Eating Larvae

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

Quick to Judge

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

Growing Old

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

Your Personal Catchphrase

What do I want to be known for?

Stop the Sarcasm

It’s cruel and undignified.

The Bagel Incident

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

Instructive Children's Books

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

Retail Therapy

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

Tebow or Not Tebow

Why Tim Tebow makes us feel uncomfortable.

Small Talk

Elevating the conversation by being fascinated with other people.

Will Cosmetic Surgery Help?

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

The Duggar Family

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

An Open Letter to Teachers

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

Android & Me

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

The Kim Kardashian Spectacle

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

My Day of Silence

What I learned from not talking for one day.

Friendship & Empathy

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

Sukkot: Intense Closeness

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

Nothing's Perfect

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

Bringing down to earth the machzor's central ideas.

Rosh Hashanah Opportunity

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

My Relentless Taskmaster

The tyranny of To-Do lists.

Even The Food Channel

Humiliation as a form of entertainment.

Surviving a Family Vacation

Laughter is really the only way.

How to Win Friends

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

Thoughtful Gift

Small stuff counts.

Feeling the Pain

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

Family Vacation

It doesn't have to be an oxymoron.

The Alzheimer's Risk

Relinquishing our illusion of control.

God's Most Fascinating Creature

Who needs reality TV? Just look around you.

Girl Talk

Is complimenting a girl on her looks so bad?

Summer Is Here

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

Me, a Crook?

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

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