Stay Out of the Kitchen this Passover

Super easy and convenient kosher-for-Passover recipes.

The Telemarketer

Sometimes, you have to throw away the script.

Passover Seder by the Numbers

The number 4 isn’t the only important number at the Passover seder.

Research on How Covid is Impacting Marriage

Overall, 29% of relationships improved during Covid, 29% of relationships got worse, 30% of relationships remained status quo and 8% were mixed.

Good Communication Comes Down to These Two Things

Timing and delivery are the two fundamentals of communication.

Jewish Couple Married 91 Years and Still in Love

As Jewish orphans in Yemen, Zechariah and Shama married young and survived extreme poverty and persecution. They were some of the first Yemeni Jews to move to Israel when the state was founded.

Infatuation Is Important, But Don’t Mistake It for Love

Infatuation kickstarts the process. But then comes the difficult work of creating a true bond of love.

Lower Divorce Rate: Marry Young Without Living Together

Surprising new research shows that couples who marry in their twenties have a high rate of success if they have not previously cohabited.

Murdered NYPD Officer’s Widow Gives Powerful Eulogy We All Need to Hear

Whether our mates leave the house in the morning to face danger or merely the normal trials of daily living, we need to internalize her profound message.

Saying Goodbye to My Readers

I’ve been with since the very beginning and I’m very grateful to my readers.

Amazing Burgers for All Year: 5 Varieties

From classic beef, to mini lamb, salmon, and gluten free black bean burgers.

How to Give Advice to Your Kids

Effective ways to help you guide your children while respecting their real need for independence.

Staying Relevant

One of the biggest fears we face as we age is questioning what makes us relevant and significant.

Some Sobering Thoughts for Procrastinators (All of Us)

Is the clock ticking faster or slower than you think?

Quick and Freezer-Friendly Recipes

Quick and easy dinners that you can defrost in the morning, rewarm and still taste fresh and delicious!

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.

Covid is Reminding Me that I’m Not In Control

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

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

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

5 Amazing, Iconic Jewish Cookies

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

How to Argue with Your Spouse about Parenting

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

Battling the Winter Doldrums

How I learned to love winter.

Blaming Your Spouse

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

My Father's Blessing

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

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.

Hanukkah and Breaking Free from Mindless Routine

Imagine eight nights of quality, uninterrupted family time.

Fun and Festive Desserts for Hanukkah!

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

Not Just Latkes: Super Delicious Hanukkah Dishes

Including pulled beef gnocchi, cauliflower steaks and apple fritters.

How to Survive Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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

Are You Being Treated with Dignity?

And how are you treating others?

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.

When My Husband Sat Shiva

We were overwhelmed by the kindness of others.

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.

Thank God It's Not Always Sunny on the East Coast

Why I love experiencing all four seasons.

Today’s Goal Is Patience; Repeat as Many Times as Necessary

How to deal with people's total lack of consideration.

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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