Some kids nag their dad to get them a dog. Mine nagged me to build them a sukkah.
My husband just had a devastating stroke and the power of Jewish humor is helping me get through it.
With the ten days of repentance upon us, let’s work on our pessimism. Not that it’s going to help anything.
Catholics are Catholics, never Catholic-ish, and Protestants are Protestants, never Protestant-ish. So why are we hedging our bets?
Millennial-Speak: Totally awesome ways to butcher an already totally awesome language.
Have our schools actually gotten safer or have parents just gotten more neurotic?
This year’s fall TV lineup has some interesting Jewish characters.
Israel is showing the world how it’s done once again. This time, it’s how to protest.
We beg them to let us pay them to come to our houses, sit on our couch, do almost no work and raid our refrigerator. The teenagers have officially won.
What would it look like if Will and Kate came to my house for dinner…
Every time I get conned into spending more money at the supermarket, I’m doing my part to fight the recession.
Improve your Shmooze IQ with my Shmooze Dos and Don’ts.
I have a message for my Korean exchange student, 20 years in the making.
I write for a living. In other words, I ain’t rich.
Summer is almost here, and homeowners know what that means: gardening.
Students around the world who will be graduating shortly, gather around and listen to my pearls of wisdom.
We just signed my son of for Little League, or as we like to call it “Yiddel League.”
An elite team of Jewish celebrities may have helped bring down Bin Laden.
All I really need to know in life, I learned from my Bar Mitzvah.
Five questions you should never ask your spouse.
Priscilla writes to her friend Vivian about experiencing her first ever Purim.
Why is it that just because my kids are bored, it means that I have to suffer?
Sholem Alechim’s short story has been revamped for 2011. And you will love it. Or not.
I had the greatest idea to stop forgetting things. And then…I just forgot it.
On my first trip to Britain, even though I spoke the same language, I felt very different.
Amy Chua unleashed a firestorm of debate about “wimpy” western child rearing. Is she right?
If you’ve ever gotten a rotten present don’t blame your man. He’s GSC -- Genetically Shopping-Challenged.
New parents need our help. But what we’re doing right now could use some work.
January is national “Get Organized Month” and I just may get around to organizing… by next January.
My pockets are weighing me down. Time to change all of that change.
Questions you should never ask a potential Jewish mate.
The best of the Goyish vs Jewish 2011 Mini Day-to-Day Calendar.
I used to write for the soap opera As the World Turns. Here's the Jewish version.
Stumped as to what you should get your toddlers for Chanukah? Here’s some unhelpful advice.