Making Pesach

Why I love preparing for Passover.

The Seder Plate: Inside Out

Why is Passover’s centerpiece full of reminders of slavery and suffering, and not freedom?

Helping Your Explosive Child

Practical tools and skills to help your child regulate emotions.

Passover Cooking: Getting Started

Kosher for Passover recipes that are fantastic to make ahead and defrost.

5 Jewish Bedtime Rituals to Try Today

Transform your kids’ bedtime routine into a powerful spiritual moment.

Every Joyous Occasion is Different

Because each situation is unique and needs to be celebrated as such.

Negative Online Comments

You’re in the swamp – be careful.

PODCAST: The Busy Parent’s Guide to Quality Time

Rabbi Menachem Nissel on maximizing those moments we have with our children.

Susceptible to Bribe

We may fool ourselves into stating that we’re impartial but the psychological studies, and the Torah, tell a different story.

Using Screen Time with Your Kids

Practical suggestions on getting the most out of your child’s screen time.

PODCAST: Life After Growing Up with a Mentally Ill or Addicted Parent

Dr. Jacob Freedman on becoming the capable, loving parent you wish you had.

As I Get Older, Time Is Speeding Up

Jewish holidays remind me that time is whizzing by.

Failing Our Children: The College Admission Scandal

The recent scandal is an extreme example of one of the most sinister demises of our youth: helicopter parenting.

Unique & Fun Recipes for Purim

Including butterscotch blondies with pretzels and peanuts and zesty spiced imitation crab cakes.

The Amazing Amazon Seller Story

There was a good reason his 28 iPads were all bought overnight.

8 Amazing Dips

Healthy, easy to make and my favorite way to start any meal.

Delegating Kindness

Some things we should optimally do ourselves.

Thank You Doctor

When I was a child my father had prostate cancer.

When was the Last Time You Looked at Your Husband and Beamed?

At a recent class we were all blown away at how the speaker’s wife looked at him.

PODCAST: Soup’s On!

Chef Jamie Geller dishes about soups that will satisfy the whole family.

10 Most Important Things I’ve Learned in Parenting

After ten years of parenting I’ve realized I still don’t know what I’m doing and that’s okay.

Do You Have the Attention Span to Read this Entire Article?

Social media is wreaking havoc on our ability to concentrate and think.

The Myth of What Men Want

It’s not just physical intimacy; men want emotional intimacy and connection.

Secrets to Having a Good Fight

Practical points that are easy to say but a real challenge to implement.

Kids in the Kitchen

Terrific kid-friendly recipes, with or without you.

Mommy, I’m Bored!

Your child does not need to be entertained every second.

Bubby 2.0

I used to yearn for the perfect Bubby – wise and kind, unshakeable in her faith, kvelling over the grandchildren. But I had Nanny instead.

Gratitude Journal with a Twist

I always hesitated counting my blessings – and then something changed.

Social Media: Tips for Safe and Meaningful Use

Parents must teach their children how to properly use this potentially dangerous technology.

Super Bowl Food and Fun

Quick and easy to make crowd pleasing food.

What’s Jewish about Adopting a Pet? Apparently, A Lot

Raising my children in a home with rescued animals is teaching them compassion and kindness.

Slow Drivers

All of the sudden the car in front of me stopped. I fumed.

The Actor who Won’t Kiss Anyone Other Than His Wife

Neal McDonough is the rare actor in Hollywood who won’t appear in compromising scenes.

PODCAST: Listening to Our Kids, Teens, and Everyone Else

Rabbi David Schoonmaker helps us fine-tune our listening skills at home.

Giving Thanks to Seymour

My late stepfather was one of 500,000 Jews who fought in WWII.

Nothing Fishy Here

Amazing fish dishes that taste great and not fishy.

PODCAST: Accepting the Person I Married

Rabbi David Aaron on establishing unconditional love in your marriage.

Festive Tu B’Shvat Fruit Menu

Celebrate the bounty of Tu B’Shvat with these delectable, fruity recipes.

Building Fences

The most important fences are the ones we need to build ourselves that protect our intangible, spiritual values.

The Bezos' $137 Billion Divorce

Thoughts on the break-up of one of the world’s wealthiest couples.

PODCAST: When Your Child is the Classroom Troublemaker

Rabbi Berel Wein explains how parents can understand and advocate for their little rascal.

Intimacy in Marriage

Physical intimacy is a barometer of the relationship as a whole.

A Nation of Road Rage

How to rein in our impatience and anger and treat others with kindness and respect.

Some Healthier Shabbat Options

These recipes are flavorful, wholesome and even easier to make than the less nutritious version you’re used to.

The Stress of Modern Parenting

The power of a parent’s love is more valuable than any after school activity, technology or pair of sneakers money can buy.

JPODCAST: Just Married and We’re Already Arguing

Rosie Einhorn & Sherry Zimmerman on how newlyweds can develop problem-solving skills together.

Loving Our Teens Unconditionally

How to open the lines of communication with your teenaged kids.

Three Ingredients for a Successful Marriage

The importance of life goals, commitment and real love.

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