Blended Love

Blended is a misnomer for our family. We are a lumpy family -- chunks remain, and pieces need chewing before we can swallow.

Alone in Lenox Hill

In my grandmother's room, it was as silent as death.

Conversion and Love

My boyfriend is an observant Jew, I want to convert, and my mother is freaking out.

Healthy Rosh Hashana Cooking

Start the New Year off right with healthy food choices.

An Open Letter to Sarah Palin

From one parent of a child with Down syndrome to another.

A Jewish Wife

Practical advice on what it takes to build a Jewish home.

All the Way Home

How six words transformed my world.

The Mother Daughter Dance

I've always been blessed with my mother's love. It was my mother's like that I yearned for but seldom achieved.

A Face in the Window

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

Don't Get No Respect?

When you walk in the room do your children even notice? Do they contradict you, yell at you or argue with you? The issue is respect -- or, the lack of it.

Don't Get No Respect?

When you walk in the room do your children even notice? Do they contradict you, yell at you or argue with you? The issue is respect -- or, the lack of it.

Stay With Me

Lying in the bed she had no questions. Sitting at her side I had no answers.

Wild Boys

Help! My kids are out of control and I'm a stress case because of it!

Life's Final Chapter

As I took care of my dying mother, a new bond was created.


Just like your mother used to make!

Call Me Mrs. Braverman

There's a lack of appropriate boundaries when 20-year-olds call 50-year-olds by their first names.

Frankenstein Redux

Parents shouldn't be surprised that they have created a monster.

Family Gathering

A young couple's pressure to conform to family expectations, with no regard for their needs.

The Blessing of a Rented Room

I was 36 years old and running out of options

Mother Sara and Mrs. Cash

She is a 94-year-old woman who comes to shul dressed like a queen; she is always regal, exuding a special light, as she smiles at all she encounters.

My Mother the Judge

Watching Judge Lefkowitz balance the needs of four generations and a seat on the New York State Supreme Court was impressive, especially to her daughter.

Cleaning for Passover

I am not a glutton for punishment, but I love it!

9 Lessons My Baby Taught Me about God

My new paradigm for relating to God.


What to do in case of an earthquake and other household emergencies.

The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook

Recipes your family will enjoy, stories they will never forget

The Jewish Perspective on Pregnancy Loss

In case of a miscarriage, stillbirth, or death of a new baby, the sense of loss can be overwhelming. Here's how to cope.

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.

Marital Survival Guide: From M to P

A therapist's practical advice on improving your marriage.

Parenting in a Pandemic

Three pivotal ways to help our children throughout this upheaval. They need us now more than ever.

Right Words for Crazy Times

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

Marital Survival Guide: From E to H

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

5 Things Smart Parents Don't Do

How many of these mistakes do you make?

Helping Your Explosive Child

Practical tools and skills to help your child regulate emotions.

The Myth of What Men Want

It’s not just physical intimacy; men want emotional intimacy and connection.

8 Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Your Child

Nurturing optimism in yourself and your family.

Six Ways for Couples to Grow Together

Best practices for continued growth in marriage.

Why Your Son Doesn’t Talk to You

And why he probably won’t speak to his children either.

How Women Can Deal with Fear of Marriage

How to overcome anxiety about failing at marriage.


I didn’t want my children to lose their Grandma even though I was losing my Mom.

5 Keys to a Happy Home

How to infuse your home with genuine joy.

How to Raise Kind Kids

In our self-absorbed society, how do we instill compassion in our children?

Top Ten Hanukkah Gifts for Husbands

Skip the new tie. Give your husband the gift he really wants.

Infidelity: My Cautionary Tale

A spouse's infidelity is one of the most traumatic events one can experience.

How to Communicate with Your Kids

The 5 most important nonverbal elements in getting your kids to listen.

Forever Dad

Even though my parents divorced, my father always played a crucial role in my life.

CPR for Marriage

3 ways to revive your love.

Ten Rules for Post Divorce Parenting

Ensuring your child's success after divorce.

Nurturing My Special Needs Child

When faced with zero educational options for her autistic son, one mother created her own.

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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