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.

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.

Menus for Before and After Yom Kippur

Tips and recipes for eating well before and after the fast.

Yom Kippur and the Importance of Keeping Your Word

Living in a society where talk is cheap, we need to ensure that our words mean something.

What On Earth Are We Arguing About?

Have you ever made plans to go out to dinner only to have something set you off or irritate you as you drove there?

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.

Cooking with Apples and Honey for Rosh Hashanah

Sweet and savory recipes to add to your holiday menus.

You Know Your Faults. Do You Know Your Virtues?

Start the Jewish new year knowing your strengths.

Strike While the Iron is Cold: Don't Argue When You're Angry

Go to bed angry, because the worst time to deal with an issue is when you're mad and upset.

Apples and Honey Cake

Our amazing Jewish honey cake is just thing for this Rosh Hashanah. This honey cake uses olive oil for a healthy, non-dairy fat that keeps the cake light and flavorful.

7 Rosh Hashanah Projects to Do at Home with Your Kids

My favorite Rosh Hashanah projects to do with children, from preschool through high school.

Sweet and Delectable Rosh Hashanah Menu: Entrée to Dessert

And don't miss my spiced bundt cake with apple caramel drizzle.

But I Was Only Joking: When Teasing Hurts

We're not allowed to hurt others with our words, and that includes teasing and joking.

How to Bully-Proof Your Child

Practical ways to teach your child to be assertive and to stand up for other kids who are being bullied.

My House Feels Like a 24-Hour Diner and I Love It

Why the mess, the constant cooking and the chaos are totally worth it.

There Is No Such Thing as Work/Life Balance

Life is an ever-changing juggling act that requires self-awareness, flexibility and simply letting go.

Working On Appreciating My Spouse during Elul

Because I am guilty of taking my marriage for granted.

Cut Your Spouse Some Slack

We give our friends and kids the benefit of the doubt. Shouldn't we do the same for the most important person in our life?

My Best, Hard-Earned Advice for Caregivers

The importance of self-care, support groups, and helping others, and the role of guilt and grief in the caregiving process.

Summertime Cooking with Fresh Seasonal Produce

Right off the grill summer corn, homemade chimichurri over steak, watermelon sorbet and more!

Learning from Kids who Play Together

Children haven’t yet learned to worry about what others think of them and to put others in restrictive boxes with alienating labels.

Why I'm Having Kids Despite World Turmoil

Yes having a kid can be frustrating, nerve-wracking, scary and exhausting, but becoming a parent is also the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done.

My Challenge in Overcoming Baseless Hatred

It's very hard for me to forgive anyone who has hurt my child.

My Mother Died and Suddenly I'm Gardening

While I am busy with fertilizing the soil, pulling the weeds, and feeding the plants, I am digging for something much deeper.

6 Foolproof Ways to Make Your Family Vacation Great

How to ensure you and your family aren't disappointed with your summer trip.

Yearning for Israel after Covid Kept Us Away

So many of us are longing to be in Israel where the connection to spirituality is more tangible, more vibrant, more real.

Delicious Meat-Free Recipes

Including yummy options for fish, burgers, pasta and soup.

How Covid Made Some Marriages Stronger

Many fractured unions did not survive, but strong marriages got even stronger.

Me, A Zaidy?

I cringed inside every time my granddaughter called me Zaidy.

A July 4th Barbecue

Great summertime recipes for a barbecue party.

Watching the Clock

I'm trying to overcome this destructive habit.

Fall in Love with Your Spouse, Again

How to appreciate your spouse and get the love you want.

Why Parents Need to Present a United Front

Not disagreeing in front of the kids is just the first step; you need to also exude confidence in your spouse's parenting skills.

A Face in the Window: A Father's Day Tribute

As Father's Day approaches, I am haunted by one most vivid and moving scene from my childhood.

Complete Summer Barbecue Menu

Quick and easy, BBQ all-in menu, meat, chicken, salad, slaw and dessert. Enjoy!

Our Untold Stories

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

Hope is in the Air

The world is opening up again and now is the time to concretize your post-pandemic commitment to change.

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