Mindbiz: Our Mother Has Lost Her Zest For Life

  Dear Esther, Our mother is 87 years old. She had been married to our father for 68 years when he passed away less than two years ago. They had a...

My Journey: Striving To Do Better

By Michele Herenstein A couple who are close friends of mine were having their parents visit them from New York. They were beyond courteous, acting out the mitzvah of respecting...

Yid Parenting: Choose Your Battles

Question: A common theme in your articles is “choosing your battles.” My husband and I are trying to figure out which battles are worth fighting so we can make the...

PSEG: Utility Scams Increase During Holiday Season

  The holidays can be a stressful time, and scammers impersonating utility companies ramp up their high-pressure tactics to exploit people and steal their money this time of year. To...

Mindbiz: How Can I Get More Hours in My Day?

Dear Esther, My husband and I don’t have it easy, though I think that many other young couples have similar pressures — never enough money, dealing with children who often...

My Journey: Hunger vs. Appetite

By Michele Herenstein I feel the need to eat constantly. No, I don’t pig out and I don’t have bulimia, nor am I a glutton and eat everything in my...

Yid Parenting: Making Kids the Focal Point of the Seder

One of the first questions people ask the morning after the Seder is: “When did your Seder end?” Many people consider it a remarkable achievement to finish at 3...

Mindbiz: Feeling Lonely When Relationships Change

Dear Esther, When my friend Miriam told me that she was getting divorced, I jumped into action. I made up my mind that I would be there for her and...

Yid Parenting: Yearbook Humor

My son is currently in eighth grade, and he’s facing an issue that my eleventh-grader dealt with a few years ago. It’s called “yearbook.” My older son was made...

Mindbiz: I Don’t Like the Way My Friend Parents

  Dear Esther, My friend Rachel and I are two of very few women in our neighborhood who don’t work. Thank G-d, we have the luxury of being full-time moms, and...
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