No Expiration Date on Your Spouse’s Need for Respect and Appreciation

The older you get the more important it is to intensify your efforts to fulfill your spouse’s needs.

Marriage’s Downhill Spiral: Don’t Let Your Love Dwindle

Love is the glue of marriage and requires work, commitment, time, and constant renewal.

5 Amazing, Iconic Jewish Cookies

Five iconic Jewish cookies – and recipes – that reflect the vicissitudes of Jewish history and the resourcefulness of Jewish cooks.

Covid is Reminding Me that I’m Not In Control

We are way past Option B and it’s extremely frustrating.

How to Argue with Your Spouse about Parenting

Why you should always back your spouse and not argue in front of the kids.

Should You Listen to the Marriage Advice from The Empowered Wife?

Where Lara Doyle gets it right – and where she has it wrong.

My Mom Has Dementia, and I Have Her Jewish Faith

Judaism's wise mourning traditions helped me deal with losing my mother to dementia.

Why I Love Getting Rid of the Garbage

And it’s not only because I’m a clean freak.

The “Selfish” Child: Teaching Kids to Think about Others

Understanding why kids behave the way they do and how to teach them the skills they need.

My Father's Blessing

A parent's blessing is stronger than any length of distance or amount of time.

Blaming Your Spouse

How many times do we blame our spouses for frustrating situations over which they have no control?

Every Child, A Name: Mama’s Secret Language of Love

My grandmother’s masterclass on showering love is just what we need today.

The Matzah Ball: A Jewish Rom-com Novel

Like her protagonist, Jean Meltzer suffers from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and is a proud Jew who happens to love the Christmas season.

Fun and Festive Desserts for Hanukkah!

Fried ice cream, baked pumpkin donuts, Italian olive oil apple cake, oh my!

Searching for the Perfect Donut while Connecting to the Meaning of Hanukkah

While eating my Oreo-filled donut, I’m going to look at the tiny flickering flames and ponder all of God's kindnesses.

Not Just Latkes: Super Delicious Hanukkah Dishes

Including pulled beef gnocchi, cauliflower steaks and apple fritters.

Hanukkah and Breaking Free from Mindless Routine

Imagine eight nights of quality, uninterrupted family time.

How to Survive Your Thanksgiving Dinner

These 5 rules of engagement will save your family dinner, no matter who's around the table.

Sometimes Quality Time is Enough

Those surprising little gestures make a real impact.

Thanksgiving Dishes for a Beautiful Autumn

Slow cooked beef stew, bourbon pecan pie and other delicacies you don't want to miss.

The Raucous Party Next Door

In all my years of being a neighbor, I have never witnessed this happening.

Ten Rules for Effective Communication

How to speak so your spouse will listen.

When My Husband Sat Shiva

We were overwhelmed by the kindness of others.

Four-Minute Recipes

For busy moms who really have no time.

Covid Made Me Appreciate Hosting Guests

Suddenly the very thing we took for granted (and sometimes complained about) was taken away from us.

Our Ruined Trip Up the Hudson River

We went to see the breathtaking fall foliage. But there was one big problem: everything was green.

Charging By The Hour, Including Shmooze Time

Don't let your drive for money compromise your values.

Shalom: 6 Keys to Creating Harmony and Love in Your Home

Because a great marriage is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and your children.

Our Mother Rachel

What is so special about Rachel that we commemorate her death more than any of the other matriarchs and patriarchs?

10 Delicious Gluten-Free Desserts

From culinary traditions from around the world.

My Best Friend Inexplicably Severed Our Relationship.

I was faced with the challenge of forgiving the unforgivable.

Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family Revolutionized Jewish Children's Literature

Warm, intimate and full of fun, I adopted Taylor’s fictional family as my own make-believe family.

We All Want to Fly: Two Short Messages for My Kids

God is speaking to us all the time, if we just look for His messages.

How to Access the Joy of Sukkot

Joy comes from taking pleasure in the moment and not dwelling on what's missing.

Recipes Perfect for Sukkot

From maple mustard chicken to Mississippi Mud pie.

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