Regis Philbin and the Importance of Kindness

A tribute to the celebrity reminds us what really counts in life.

How to Give your Kids the Gift of Confidence

If I'm confident that my child can handle a situation, they will confidently deal with it.

New Recipes for the Nine Days

Yummy fish, quiche and chili that will become part of your year-round cooking.

Right Words for Crazy Times

We need to spend time learning Torah now more than ever.

Mourning My Mother during Covid-19

My mother, a Holocaust survivor, dying alone and waiting in limbo four days to be buried were the first signs that respecting the deceased was compromised.

Marital Survival Guide: From E to H

From empathy to hope, more practical advice on improving your marriage.

My Son’s Pandemic Bar Mitzvah

As my son prepares for a smaller celebration, his siblings helped him cope with disappointment.

When Kids Move Back Home

We didn’t move back home, why are they?

I'm the Parent and I'm in Charge

Stop reacting to your children and proactively rule your home.

Man plans and God… What?

Everything happens on the Almighty’s schedule, not mine.

Yiddish Curses, Missing Thumbs, and Life Lessons

To some she was a crochety old lady. To me, she was my beloved Aunt Bea.

When You Stay Together for the Kids

How to make a difficult situation better.

Light and Fresh Summer Recipes

Using healthy and fresh seasonal ingredients.

Miscarriage and Blessings

I was in emotional pain but I knew that God doesn't send me something that I can't handle.

Summer Fun: Simple Sensory Activities

Super easy activities that stimulate your children’s senses.

Why I Miss Going to the Grocery

I didn’t appreciate how much local shopping creates community.

Beatrice the Butterfly: A Covid-19 Story for Children

Remembering what makes life magical.

You are the Best Parent for Your Child

That's why God chose to give this child specifically to you.

The Courage to be Vulnerable: A Key to Intimacy

How to push through our fear to act with authenticity and vulnerability.

I’m Going Out of My Mind

I realize I have it lucky, but the pandemic is still putting me over the edge.

Practical Communication Techniques to Create a Peaceful Home

Knowing when, how and what to say can be a lifesaver during this time.

The Twelve Gifts of a Bat Mitzvah

You'll need to unwrap these twelve gifts over and over again throughout your life. They're the soul powers that you're born with and must reveal.

Respecting Fathers

When did the word “dad” become synonymous with out of touch and irrelevant?

Cooking With Kids: Summertime Fun

Recipes for all ages levels and palates, including no-churn ice cream and granola & yogurt muffins.

Your Fifty-Day Marital Survival Guide

Short and blunt ABC's of sustaining your marriage during the next fifty days of the pandemic.

Give Me Your Kvetch

How externalization techniques help me be a better parent.

Is Zoom a Viable Long-Term Learning Strategy?

I realize it’s here to stay, but I’m not a big fan. Here’s why.

My Bubby’s Blessings

Despite her dementia, Bubby never forgot to bless God.

My Big Win

At times I think I'm the worst mother in the world. Then something like this happens.

The Night before My Wedding

12 years later I still feel that anything is possible.

My Hillel Moment

The scene: our two-bedroom with one bathroom, 4 kids under 7 and a newborn baby I just brought home. Today I tried to take a shower.

Still in Isolation

Pondering the implications of the continuing sheltering in place and its opportunities for growth.

Unemployment and Your Marriage

Practical tips on keeping your marriage stable during this tumultuous (and temporary!) period.

Look for the Helpers

Celebrating heroism instead of amplifying our differences.

Short Bedtime Coloring Story: Helpful Hindy

Discuss the Jewish value of giving with your children.

Light Dairy Recipes for Shavuot

The best cream of mushroom soup, miso and honey salmon, Lotus butter icebox cake.

A Different Shavuot This Year

With none of the communal activities that normally accompany this holiday, we have a new kind of opportunity to appreciate the Torah.

Let Them Eat Babka

Now is the time to bake this traditional Jewish delicacy. Including special Shavuot recipe.

Living with the Unknown

Life is right now under whatever conditions we are currently in. Accept it.

DIY Tour of Jerusalem

For Jerusalem Day, a ready-to-use-at-home activity guide for the entire family.

Short Bedtime Coloring Story: Forgetful Fanny

A short bedtime story and coloring book on the value of remembering.

Back to Baking: Quarantine Cooking Craze

Discover the best babka ever and other amazing delights.

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