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Dirt is Good
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Dirt is Good

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We do our children no favors if we rescue them from all conflicts.

The Real Stars
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The Real Stars

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A few blocks away from the Grammy's, there was even a better show was taking place.

A Lesson from Rabbi Weinberg
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A Lesson from Rabbi Weinberg

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Rabbi Weinberg taught us to think like a Jew.

Frazzled Mom
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Frazzled Mom

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A hole in the nose is easily repaired. A hole in the heart is much more difficult to mend.

Bank Habits
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Bank Habits

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Visits to the bank give me an education in what passes for societal norms in behavior.

My Mother, My Coach
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My Mother, My Coach

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Like a football coach, our overriding goal is to help our children realize their potential.

Fighting for Our People
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Fighting for Our People

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There are many ways to stand up for the Jewish people.

Girls and Phones
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Girls and Phones

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How to manage phone time for teenage girls.

Marriage & Me
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Marriage & Me

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A great marriage requires focusing on your spouse.

Chanukah amidst Crisis
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Chanukah amidst Crisis

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These are dark times. But they are not the first ones we have faced.

Return the Call
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Return the Call

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Maybe it's time to get rid of your answering machine.

Between the Sexes
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Between the Sexes

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The need for clear boundaries at the workplace.

Dread Coming Home
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Dread Coming Home

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After being away 10 days, there is no place like home.

Long Live Thank You Notes
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Long Live Thank You Notes

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If we can't be bothered to write a real thank you note, how grateful are we really?

Parenting's Most Essential Trait
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Parenting's Most Essential Trait

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And it's not something we learn from books and classes.

Shopping with My Daughter
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Shopping with My Daughter

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God has a sense of humor. Why else would He give seven daughters to a woman who hates to go shopping?

A Parent's Love
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A Parent's Love

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A miracle in hardwiring.

Talking Politics
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Talking Politics

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Why is it next to impossible?

Secure Embrace
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Secure Embrace

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On Sukkot, we're all infants in our mother's arms.

I'm Really Sorry
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I'm Really Sorry

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How to say, "I'm sorry."

Love Me as I Am
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Love Me as I Am

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The cry of every human being.

Early Riser
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Early Riser

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Sometimes the best opportunities for growth are standing right in front of you.

The Vanilla Custard
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The Vanilla Custard

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One of life's absurdities.

The Phone Solicitation
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The Phone Solicitation

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I was so frustrated by the intrusion, I hung up the phone.

I'm Bored!
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I'm Bored!

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Have our kids learned their boredom from us?

The Sleep-Away Camp Challenge
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The Sleep-Away Camp Challenge

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Camp requires one of the biggest parenting challenges of all -- leaving our kids alone.

Cruel to be Kind
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Cruel to be Kind

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Destroying evil is perhaps the greatest act of kindness possible.

Our Exhausting Family Vacation
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Our Exhausting Family Vacation

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Our 28-hour adventure getting from NY to LA.

The Right One
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The Right One

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What can I do to make myself the best spouse?

From Good to Great
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From Good to Great

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On being an effective leader.

Call Me Mrs. Braverman
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Call Me Mrs. Braverman

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There's a lack of appropriate boundaries when 20-year-olds call 50-year-olds by their first names.

The World Upside Down
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The World Upside Down

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Just when you thought it can't get more perverse, a PBS series suggests moral equivalence between the Nazis and the Allies.

Frankenstein Redux
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Frankenstein Redux

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Parents shouldn't be surprised that they have created a monster.

No Interruptions
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No Interruptions

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Can you have a conversation without interrupting?

Family Gathering
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Family Gathering

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A young couple's pressure to conform to family expectations, with no regard for their needs.

Everyone Has a Story
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Everyone Has a Story

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And this is Bob's.

Up, Up and Away
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Up, Up and Away

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A totally awesome experience.

Shopping as Therapy
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Shopping as Therapy

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Like binge eating, it may feel good for the moment but the after-effects are devastating.

President Bush's Speech
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President Bush's Speech

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This is not a political blog, but in a world that so uniformly condemns us, we need to be grateful for our few friends.

Stop Whining
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Stop Whining

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And start living.

The Bonds of Love
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The Bonds of Love

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In parenting, the most powerful tool we have is love.

Going to Bed Angry
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Going to Bed Angry

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Don't listen to your grandmother's advice.

Cleaning for Passover
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Cleaning for Passover

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I am not a glutton for punishment, but I love it!

Total Mayhem
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Total Mayhem

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It is complete chaos in my house -- and it's the most wonderful thing in the world.

Perfectionist
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Perfectionist

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If we don't take ay risks, we won't fail. But we won't accomplish either.

You've Got a Friend
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You've Got a Friend

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How to buy friends.

Our Purim Legacy
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Our Purim Legacy

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Each of us is writing our own personal megillah story.

Teaching Boys and Girls Separately
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Teaching Boys and Girls Separately

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Separate education plays to each gender's strength.

The Thin Bride
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The Thin Bride

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Since when did being thin become the end goal of the wedding day?

Turning 50
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Turning 50

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Who are we kidding? 50 is not the new 40.