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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...
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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...
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Your Children: The Ultimate Value Investment

Your children are going to learn fiscal responsiblity one way or another; it is up to you to make sure it's the easy way. Ari...
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Two-Day Symposium Considers the State of Gay-Lesbian Parenthood

With the prospect of a U.S. Senate debate over a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages hovering in the not-so-distant future, researchers and...
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Ten Things To Do With Kids This Summer

The Delaware Valley's assortment of family-friendly activities has exploded in recent years. See if some of them are right for you. The average kid complains...
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To Save Her Marriage, Orthodox Mom Rethinks Her Approach to the Bedroom

A Brooklyn mother describes her realization that allowing her children to sleep in her bed and running to soothe them every time they cried...