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Overcoming Our Personal Egypt(s) on Passover

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Even here in the 21st Century, we all have our own Egypts--our own "narrows" from which to be redeemed, just as the Israelites were millennia ago. Read More »

Passover 2015: A New Generation at the Seder Table

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A new generation carries on the traditions of Passover (Pesach). Read More »

How Do You Bring Music into Your Family’s Daily Life?

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How Do You Bring Music into Your Family's Daily Life? Read More »

What (or Who) Inspires Your Child?

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Who (or what) inspires your children...? Read More »

How Do You Encourage Creative, Imaginative Play?

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Mario Cuomo Dies – A ‘Lion’ Whose Roar Was Heard from Sea to Shining Sea

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Mario Cuomo should be remembered as always being on the side of the little guy, and that makes him a towering figure whose legacy shall not be forgotten. Read More »

Favorite Christmas Toys – The Joy of Playing on Days after Christmas

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The best toys are not necessarily those that are most popular with other kids, but rather the ones that stoke the fires of my son’s imagination. Read More »

Shot NYC Cop’s Son Mourns His Father – A Fate All Cop Families Always Fear

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Rule number one of police work: cops are going out into something similar to a war zone, and there is nothing their families can do about it but pray that they come home. Read More »

Interview with TV’s Nanny Whisperer Tammy Gold, Founder of Gold Parent Coaching

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I had a chance to talk with Nanny Whisperer Tammy Gold, LCSW, MSW, CEC, whose book I reviewed recently on these pages. As founder of Gold Parent Coaching, Gold is one of the most sought-after parenting and childcare experts in the country, and is a frequent guest on TV’s Good Morning America and Today. From your background in child development, what have you ... Read More »

Toy Review: VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser

VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser

The VTech Sit-to-Stand Smart Cruiser is a hit for all the kiddies, walking and crawling alike. Read More »