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Purim's Real Joy
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Purim's Real Joy

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Recognizing that everything -- even experiencing the pain of a terrifying illness -- is from the Almighty.

The Parent/School Partnership
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The Parent/School Partnership

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We need to be actively involved in our children’s educational lives.

What Kind of Attention?
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What Kind of Attention?

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Give your children attention for doing the right thing, not for doing the wrong thing.

Teenagers and Clothing
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Teenagers and Clothing

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Teaching your children the fine line between needs and wants.

Restaurant Skirmish
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Restaurant Skirmish

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Sometimes our kindness does more harm than good.

The Boredom Problem
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The Boredom Problem

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Don't feel inadequate for not constantly entertaining your kids.

Dreams of Greatness
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Dreams of Greatness

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The focus on greatness can distract us from the real accomplishments of life.

Making Room for Daddy
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Making Room for Daddy

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Most fathers want to be involved. Don’t sabotage their efforts.

Giving the Right Gift
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Giving the Right Gift

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How to buy the perfect present.

Do I Look Fat?
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Do I Look Fat?

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And other times best not to say exactly what you're thinking.

Chanukah Heroes
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Chanukah Heroes

The courage to fight the goblins of our time.

If You Really Loved Me...
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If You Really Loved Me...

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Don't turn every disagreement into a referendum on the state of your marriage.

When the Teacher Calls
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When the Teacher Calls

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Before making any judgments, hear your kids' side of the story.

Adjusting Marriage
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Adjusting Marriage

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People change, and so do marriages.

Waiter!
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Waiter!

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No matter the job, we all have the opportunity to infuse it with value and dignity.

Constant Contact
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Constant Contact

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Do we really want this?

Drop the Mask
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Drop the Mask

Marriage is built on the courage to be vulnerable.

Extra Sensitive?
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Extra Sensitive?

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What's the matter with kids today?

The Way We Get By
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The Way We Get By

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A wonderful documentary about ordinary, elderly people providing extraordinary support.

Profanity
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Profanity

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When we resort to swearing we diminish ourselves.

Sukkot: Creating Space for God
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Sukkot: Creating Space for God

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Bringing the spiritual into the mundane.

Happy Yom Kippur!
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Happy Yom Kippur!

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Experience the joy of breaking free from the past and starting anew.

Joy Focus
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Joy Focus

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This new year, I'm looking forward, not backward.

Daughter-in-Law
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Daughter-in-Law

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The secret to making the relationship work.

Teenager's Messy Room
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Teenager's Messy Room

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Save the battles for the things that really count.

I Don't Love You Anymore
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I Don't Love You Anymore

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A true story of love, courage and incredible strength.

Bite Your Tongue
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Bite Your Tongue

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How long can you listen without interrupting?

Indifference
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Indifference

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Is cutting in line really that bad?

True Mitzvah Files
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True Mitzvah Files

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The power of kindness.

In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms
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In Praise of Stay-At-Home Moms

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Sometimes the obvious needs to be stated.

Clothing Makes the Adolescent
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Clothing Makes the Adolescent

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Do not minimize the importance of clothing to your teenage children.

Are You Tired?
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Are You Tired?

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The challenge of middle age is to maintain the idealism of youth.

Madoff and Me
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Madoff and Me

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What makes us so sure we won't leave behind a legacy of shame?

Surviving Summer without Camp
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Surviving Summer without Camp

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11 ways to spend the time and create a positive family experience.

Married and Frustrated
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Married and Frustrated

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How to handle those moments of frustration in marriage.

Invasion of Privacy
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Invasion of Privacy

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If everything is public, where is our inner core?

Fiddler on the Roof
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Fiddler on the Roof

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Why don't more people view this show as a searing tragedy?

Report Cards
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Report Cards

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Turning it into a positive experience for you and your kids.

The Gift of Torah
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The Gift of Torah

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Why Shavuot makes me cry.

Selfish Kindness
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Selfish Kindness

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Think before giving.

No More Maid
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No More Maid

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I scandalized my children and let go of the housekeeper. It wasn't easy.

Fantasy Expectations
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Fantasy Expectations

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Why are some people hoping Brad Pitt will help them out?

Real Friends
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Real Friends

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Facebook to the contrary, most of us have very few friends. It's supposed to be that way.

The Smallest Good Deed
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The Smallest Good Deed

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What strong marriages are really made of.

Clean and Free
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Clean and Free

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There is a sense of freedom in having a clean house.

Today's Doctors
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Today's Doctors

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I think casual has gone too far.

Built to Last
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Built to Last

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Have we lost the patience to build and invest for the future?

How to Give Constructive Criticism
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How to Give Constructive Criticism

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Or: Why I'd Rather Get a Facial in Georgia than in California

Quality Family Time
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Quality Family Time

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How do get your family to spend real quality time together.

When God Hides His Face
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When God Hides His Face

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Even when the situation appears bleak, God is still there behind the scenes, pulling the strings.