Discovering My Child has Dyslexia (and ADD)

My child is an angel when he sleeps. Why is he such a terror when he's awake?

7 Ways to be Your Child's Role Model

Because you are the greatest influence in your child's life.

We Never Know the Whole Story

Everyone has challenges – some physical, some emotional, some psychological – and many of them hidden. Judge accordingly.

My Daughter and Her Duck

I braced myself for my daughter's usual blowup. Then something amazing happened.

Empathy and My Broken Collarbone

How do you really feel another person's pain?

5 Things Smart Couples Don't Do

Practical guidance to improve your marriage.

The Surprise at the Door

I ran to the door and flung it wide open, excited by the prospects of receiving a package. I was sorely disappointed.

Who Has Time to Stop to Appreciate?

Apparently the Almighty decided I must make the time.

Super Simple and Delicious Recipes for Simchat Torah

Easy to make dishes so you can spend more time with family and friends.

Bring the Joy of Judaism into Your Home

Don't just celebrate the heavy Jewish holidays. Sukkot and Simchat Torah show us a joyous side of Judaism that you'll want your family to experience.

Recipes Perfect for Sukkot

From maple mustard chicken to Mississippi Mud pie.

Unholy Thoughts on Yom Kippur

How do I let my soul soar while my body is desperately trying to ground me?

Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Menu

Try some of these healthy recipes with alongside some of your traditional favorites to ensure a hydrated day.

6 Rosh Hashanah Customs at Home

Ways to connect on Rosh Hashanah when you’re not in synagogue.

Apples and Honey Desserts

Delicious desserts for any occasion, and perfect for festive meals between Rosh Hashanah and Simchat Torah.

I’m Not Asking for Much This Rosh Hashanah

As the New Year is rapidly approaching, I’m relieved to know that this year I’m not asking for too much.

Emuna's Thoughts before Rosh Hashanah

Finding that balance between good enough and striving to grow.

PODCAST: Getting Our House in Order

Rabbi David Schoonmaker’s tips for improving our organizational skills at home.

My Single Greatest Achievement

Thoughts as I send off my 18-year-old son.

Rosh Hashanah Meals: Let’s Get Started

These recipes are the perfect twist on classic dishes to bring in the new year.

Letting Go of My Boys

Two different boys, two different journeys.

You're Bad: The Detrimental Effects of that Pernicious Label

Recognizing that we are decent human beings trying our best, we can be forgiving, and optimistic that we really can change.

And Sarah Laughed: Facing Infertility on Rosh Hashanah

With the new year come new opportunities for change and growth, and new opportunities for our prayers to be answered.

How to Make Your Shabbat Table a Place Kids Will Want to Be

The incredible power of a good, thought-provoking question.

Why Every Child Needs to Hear Stories about the Holocaust

If we don't know where we’ve come from, we don't know what we are made of nor where we are going.

Elul: If Not Now, When?

Our opportunities for growth won’t be here forever. If I want to grow, the time is now.

PODCAST: Jamie Geller's Lunches for School and Work

Chef Jamie Geller’s appetizing lunch menus for school kids and working people on the go.

Rebbetzin Faigy Hoch: My Teacher, My Friend

The world is a darker place without her bright smile and warmth, without her humility and constant gratitude.

ADHD Helped My Granny Survive Auschwitz

Thank God she wasn't diagnosed back in the 30’s. Her impulsivity, spunkiness and penchant for breaking the rules enabled her to get through the Holocaust.

4 Ways Marriages Fade Away

How to avoid falling off an emotional cliff.

My Broken Fridge

I can't believe I'm on vacation and sweating the small stuff!

Keto Craze: A Fad or the Way to Eat?

Healthy recipes – even if they weren't all the rage.

The Rain in Maine

It's pouring outside and I love it!

A Time to Sew, a Time to Rend

As a child Beth’s father frightened me. Today, I recognize that he suffered from mental illness and his rages against his family were all symptoms of his disorder.

Learning to Live with Uncertainty

How to attain greater peace of mind in world filled with risk and insecurity.

Planting and Building in Parenting

Keep the big picture in mind. Just because your child isn't listening today doesn't mean things won't change.

So We Fixed It? A Child's Thoughts After Tisha B'Av

It may not be burning anymore but it still isn’t fixed.

Summertime Recipes: Last Call

Recipes with favorite summertime ingredients. Take advantage while you can!

Mourning for My Son on Tisha B'Av

I used to struggle to really mourn on this day. Now I don't even need to try.

Holocaust Tiger Mom

A true story of incredible courage and determination.

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