New Book on Babies and Sleep

I have written quite a few posts on the benefits of cosleeping and the negative effects of allowing babies to cry. James McKenna, PhD., probably the foremost researcher on the topic of mother-infant cosleeping, has written Sleeping with Your Baby: A Parent's Guide to Co-Sleeping. In this interview … [Read more...]

Help for Parents of Teenagers: Interview with Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch

Today we'll give babies and toddlers a rest and look at how to help our teens navigate adolescence. I've learned from personal experience that nagging and power struggles don't work. Even if such tactics result in the desired behavior, they our effectiveness in guiding teens through these critical … [Read more...]

Looking Forward to Vayikra: An Interview with the Maggid

An entertaining new player entered the Jewish blogosphere last Yom Kippur. The Maggid of Bergenfeld combines Torah, humor and mussar and aims to teach the lessons of each parsha and holiday through contemporary stories. I'm sure I'm not the only one who looks forward to each weekly drash. I remember … [Read more...]

Female JBlogger interview: Sephardi Lady

Since Jewish Blogmeister indicated here (check the comments) that he won't be interviewing any female Jbloggers, I decided to take up the gauntlet (only I don't promise to stay on my side of the mechitza!). I started with Sephardi Lady of Orthonomics, who discusses her hobbies, the tuition crisis, … [Read more...]