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When Becca D'Onofrio had her daughter Charlotte two-and-a-half years ago, she was blindsided by how difficult parenting was. “I feel like it’s something that nobody...

Opinion | My Children Have Become Nocturnal — and It’s Working for Our Family

By Meredith Lewis It started out innocently enough. “Can we stay up late?” my kids, ages 7 and 9, asked the first evening back in March...
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Jewish Baby Naming

Baby naming can be one of the hardest tasks expectant parents undertake, but Jewish tradition can help. Some practices for selecting a newborn’s kinnui, or...

A Gift Guide for Every Life-Cycle Occasion

There’s no shortage of B’nai Mitzvah gift guides out there in the world, but the average Jewish person will go through a whole spectrum...
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The Tao of Family Travel

A new mother shares the lessons learned from traveling with multiple generations of her family. Sometime between the Occitane poem and the lute-and-recorder serenade, my...
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All-Inclusive Israel

Because family is everything in Israel, kids are welcome everywhere — making the country a great family vacation destination.  The first time I realized the...
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The Life-and-Death Task of Screening for Jewish Genetic Diseases

The "Screen For Nineteen" awareness program aims to convince prospective parents to test for common genetic diseases before they have children so they can make informed...

Struggling to Find the Right Kind of Independence

A mother describes how a JEVS Human Services' initiative has given her hope that her daughter can live independently despite her disabilities. Let me tell...
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Is Jewish Day School Education Worth the Cost?

One parent in West Bloomfield, Mich. wrote a frustrated essay explaining why he has decided not to send his kids to Jewish day school. Read the...
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Eastern Promises and Western Realities of Adoption

An insider's view of what can go wrong — and right — after adopting a child from Eastern Europe. There we were, on our winter...