Why So Grumpy?

It’s the little things that create community and relationships, and it’s the little things that destroy them.

Hanging with Jason, My Autistic Nephew

As a pediatrician for many families with children on the autism spectrum, I thought I knew what it entailed to raise an autistic child. How wrong I was.

Telling Your Family's Story

From generation to generation, the Jewish people have been telling their story.

A Love by Choice

I had no idea that getting passports for my kids would result in the dramatic revelation that would change how my kids view me and their grandfather.

Delicious Recipes for Thanksgiving

Including perfect turkey dishes, roasted and fried.

PODCAST: The Surprising Three-Word Phrase Essential in Every Marriage

Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb on giving, taking, and communicating in marriage.

A Husband's Promise

Because every husband could use a little reminding.

Straighten Your Crown

Don't apologize for being a Jew. You're royalty.

5 Things Smart Parents Don't Do

How many of these mistakes do you make?

Seeing Movie Stars

What is the allure behind seeing celebrities?

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?

Cold Weather Comfort Foods

These cold weather meals are comforting, delicious, and so satiating.

PODCAST: Why Kids Lie

Rabbi Menachem Nissel on why children and teens lie, and what parents can do about it.

We Never Know the Whole Story

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

7 Ways to be Your Child's Role Model

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

Empathy and My Broken Collarbone

How do you really feel another person's pain?

My Daughter and Her Duck

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

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.

5 Things Smart Couples Don't Do

Practical guidance to improve your marriage.

Who Has Time to Stop to Appreciate?

Apparently the Almighty decided I must make the time.

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.

Yom Kippur Pre-Fast Menu

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

Unholy Thoughts on Yom Kippur

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

PODCAST: Getting Our House in Order

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

Emuna's Thoughts before Rosh Hashanah

Finding that balance between good enough and striving to grow.

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.

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.

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.

Letting Go of My Boys

Two different boys, two different journeys.

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.

Elul: If Not Now, When?

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

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.

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.

Keto Craze: A Fad or the Way to Eat?

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

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.

The Rain in Maine

It's pouring outside and I love it!

My Broken Fridge

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

PODCAST: Rabbi Berel Wein on the Secret Life of Grandparents

With their love, grandparents can influence the entire family.

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.

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

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

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.

Summertime Recipes: Last Call

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

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