Avoiding Jewish Mom Burnout

Figuring out a healthier work-family-personal balance.

Rick and Dick Hoyt and the Power of Family

Incredible things can happen when you do things together.

Extra Passover Recipes

Including yummy desserts that don’t taste they’re for Passover desserts at all..

Tried, Tested and Tasted Passover Desserts

These desserts are real winners—the presentation is beautiful and the taste is amazing.

Cooking Ahead for Passover

Delicious dishes that you can cook and freeze.

Healthy & Delicious Passover Meal from Mains to Dessert

I’ve compiled a complete meal for you: a chicken main dish, two eye catching beautiful salads, a totally different “kugel” (NOT potato!), and some desserts...Enjoy!

True Freedom, Even in Lockdown

True freedom has nothing to do with our external circumstances - whether we can dine out or not. It's about our ability to choose.

My Dreaded Trip to the DMV

When we let go of prior expectations (and dare I say prejudices), it’s amazing what we can discover.

My Bar Mitzvah Game Changer, Even During Covid

My dad and I took this amazing online program that made my whole Bar Mitzvah experience way more meaningful.

Marital Survival Guide: From Q to T

From quarreling to trust, more practical advice on improving your marriage.

The TV in the Restaurant

We live in a noisy world. Can't there be a few spots where quiet still reigns?

5 Dysfunctions in a Relationship

Since you and your spouse are a team, here are key principles for building a strong marriage.

How to Inject Happiness in Your Home

We can increase the happiness in our home, especially in the happy month of Adar.

Purim Costumes Create Unity

Another good reason to dress up this year.

Funtastic Foods for Purim

Fruity pebble hamantashen, beer braised pulled brisket sandwiches and much more!

What Alzheimer’s Taught Me About Love

My father didn’t know if I was his daughter or his sister, but I’ve always known exactly who I am. I am the little girl my father adored.

My New Favorite Purim Dishes

Because now, more than ever, we can all use a little joy and cheer.

Vaccine Envy

I thought I was free of that proverbial green-eyed monster, but then friends of ours got vaccinated before we did.

Getting in the Purim Mood

For a few reasons, it's been rather hard this year.

The Three Fundamental Paradigms of Marriage

Without a clear goal of what a healthy marriage is, we have little chance attaining one.

News Fatigue

Why I’m going on a news diet.

Hearty Winter Soups

Classics and new flavor combinations that will warm up your family.

The Rabbi on Facebook

I’m Jewish but not at all religious. Yet somehow I found something in the rabbi's words and feel less alone.

Super Bowl Sunday Treats

Watching the big game or just having friends over? These treats are great for a crowd, super casual, and lots of fun to eat.

Imperfect Homes, Just the Way They Should Be

I’m not creating a museum to the American Jewish family; I’m creating a place for real people to live, to eat, to learn and to grow.

How to Make Bedtime the Best Time of Day

Bedtime is a great time to stop and relax and really focus on our children.

Triggered by Your Spouse

Sometimes your partner has little to do with how hurt you are feeling.

Marital Survival Guide: From M to P

A therapist's practical advice on improving your marriage.

Going to the Gym During the Pandemic

It's the small gestures that make such a difference.

Ground Beef: Not Just for Meat Sauce and Burgers

Full-flavored recipes that you'll want to add to your repertoire.

Five Habits to Nourish Your Marriage During the Pandemic

Here's what to do if you're feeling under-appreciated and over-worked, or worried that the spark in your marriage is fading.

Living Against Instinct

The pandemic has forced us to scrutinize every behavior.

Kids Are Out of Control and What You Can Do About It

The pandemic has brought out risky behavior in our children.

Winter Brunch for Sundays and Quarantine Days

My favorite hearty dishes that your family will adore.

Happy Meals: Ten Ways to Keep your Children Engaged at the Shabbat Table

Proven techniques to create a happy, peaceful and enjoyable Shabbat meal with your family.

6 Life Hacks to Strengthen Your Kids’ Jewish Identity

Easy ways to create a more Jewish atmosphere in our home.

My Favorite Trader Joe's Recipes

Including Everything But the Bagel cabbage steaks and coffee rub marinated London broil.

I'm Loving the Winter

After living for so long in California where the weather never changes, I am reveling in the cold and the snow.

How to Defuse a Power Struggle with Finesse

Most parents at some point will fall into the power struggle trap. Here's how to get out of it, while teaching your child a valuable lesson.

Is the Marriage Vaccine Dangerous?: A Response to My Critics

Addressing the outraged reaction to my marriage advice not to criticize your spouse.

Waiting and Waiting

Our lives are filled with endless waiting. How do we cope without losing our minds?

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