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.

Waiting for Passion

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

My Shavuot Preparation

Appreciating the gift of Torah.

Guinea Pig Kids

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

Waiting in Line

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

The Manicure

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

Happiness Is Not the Goal

The secret to happiness is to not focus on it.

Marriage After Children

Two-thirds of couples see the quality of their relationship drop within three years of the birth of a child.

Preventing Resentment in Marriage

Six strategies on how to deal with the common frustrations in marriage.

Missing the Main Event

Amidst all the Passover cleaning, cooking and shopping, the Seder gets short shrift.

Beneath the Betrayal

Looking for meaning in all the wrong places.

Dressing Our Girls

Jennifer Moses needs to act on her concerns about how society is objectifying girls.

Foodies

Are you living to eat or eating to live?

What Is Bullying?

If every act of cruelty is bullying, then the word loses all meaning.

Bullying: Some Perspective Please

I think the school's zero tolerance towards bullying is going too far.

The Business of Marriage

Applying effective business principles to marriage.

Call Me Mrs. Braverman Revisited

Calling someone by their first name is an expression of closeness that I reserve for the relationships that really count.

Telling Lies

When is it appropriate to shade the truth?

I'll Love You If…

Great marriages are based on unconditional commitment.

Turn Off the TV and Leave them Alone

Two simple, cost-free suggestions to nurture your kids' creativity.

Creativity & Kids

Do standardized tests and structure thwart creativity and talent?

Reality of Abortion

It’s unbearable to see some parents anxiously straining to hear a heartbeat, while others seek to still that beat forever.

Kissinger and Words

Will your words come back to haunt you?

Learning from the Holocaust

Survivors put my petty selfishness and complaints to shame.

Accepting Compliments

It’s important to know how to give. It’s just as important to know how to receive.

My Most Important List

A surprising and humbling lesson from a gourmet food magazine.

Saying No

What to do when the person won't take no as the answer.

In An Instant

That's how long it can take for our lives to be dramatically changed.

Parent-Teacher Combat

It wasn't only my daughter who was being called to the mat.

Amazing Creatures

All too often we ignore God's most awe-inspiring creation – other human beings.

Whining

Stop complaining and do something productive instead.

Vitamin for Marriage

Do this once a day to strengthen your marriage.

Football Frenzy

Why was I fighting back the tears at a recent Patriots game?

James Marsden's Marriage Advice

What's the definition of real romance?

Dreading Parent-Teacher Conferences

How to make the encounters positive and productive.

After the High

Infusing our day-to-day life with the intensity of the High Holidays.

Our Shiva Experience

Sharing our friend's pain is more important than sharing their joy.

Back to School Challenges

It's not only the kids who have a hard time. Anyone who carpools will totally relate.

Each Day a Masterpiece

This Yom Kippur I'll be thinking about living every moment to its fullest.

Acceptance

The healthy response to all of life’s challenges, including Rosh Hashana.

The Marriage Quiz

Answering the following questions is a great place to start preparing for the High Holidays.

Why Have Children?

Is being a parent more difficult and less rewarding than expected?

The Makeup Wars

Adolescence is really about conformity, not rebellion.

Widows and Orphans

Their pain is very great and it’s too easy to forget about them.

Courting Danger

What is the appeal of risking your life to climb a mountain?

The Soul of Marriage

What can I do today to give my spouse pleasure?

Caught on Camera

Everything you say is being recorded.

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