Yid Parenting: In-House Inspiration

  I began writing these parenting columns many years ago. I quickly learned that no matter the topic, there are always people who will disagree. A mother emailed me recently...

Yid Parenting: Time to Get Up

This might seem like a silly question, but I can’t get my teenager out of bed in the morning. My husband leaves for work early, and I have to...

Malkie Hirsch: Circles of Simcha

  “So, who’s coming to hakafos?” asked my father as he got ready to leave for shul on Simchas Torah night. “Rosie’s going to bed in a few minutes and I...

Dating Forum: Why Is My Kallah So Controlling?

Question I just proposed to the girl I’m dating and she accepted. I know this means that I’m engaged, but I am holding off on the l’chaim where we would...

News From the Hills: Picture Your House

  The September-October issue of Realtor magazine, the trade publication for real estate brokers and agents, featured an article about legal implications of real estate photographs. Professional photos are copyrighted...

Mindbiz: How Do I Take Friendships to the Next Level?

  Dear Esther, I’m in my early sixties and I grew up as the daughter of survivors. As you can imagine, I have enough issues to fill a book. My siblings...

Malkie Hirsch: In the Driver’s Seat 

  Driving home from a beautiful first days of Sukkos we spent at my sisters house in Chestnut Ridge, I realized there are two types of people in this world:...

Malkie Hirsch: Reading and Writing

“Hey, I’ve been meaning to ask you: Have you read 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert?” she asked with a sparkle in her eye, as she handed it to me. “I...

Dating Forum: Too Skinny for Shidduchim?

  Question Everyone feels bad for girls who are heavy. People give them chizuk and advice about diet and exercise. And they also get mad at boys who say no to...

Mindbiz: Why Won’t My Daughter Accept My Help?

Dear Esther, When our daughter Sara brought home Moe, my husband and I were not impressed from the start. There was something about him that didn’t sit right with us....
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