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In defense of budgeting
October 30, 2013

Q: True or false? It is dangerous to encourage people to live with a strict budget. Recording every penny and constantly staying within a predetermined budget causes tension in the home. A: We disagree. Our experience has demonstrated that in homes with a budget, money is less of an issue than in homes where spending CONTINUE »

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Healthy marriages produce healthy children
BY Lisa (Elisheva) Rabinowitz
October 3, 2013

We say “I love you” or “I love (fill in the blank)” so casually in our everyday lives that it becomes empty and insignificant. Many people say “I love pizza,” “I love brownies,” “I love working out (or maybe not),” “I love my car,” and recently I heard a teenager tell someone she had only CONTINUE »

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BY Meredith Jacobs
October 3, 2013

On my daughter’s Twitter feed the Monday after the Navy Yard shooting: “Enough. #DCStrong.” I felt proud at her outrage and also sad because this is yet another in a long line of national violent tragedies our children have grown up knowing. Our children, who were babies, preschoolers during 9/11 — is this to be CONTINUE »

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Healthy marriages make healthy children
BY Lisa (Elisheva) Rabinowitz
September 4, 2013

Many people enter marriage believing that it will fulfill their every need and all the things they have longed for. When we expect our spouses to fulfill us, we may be setting ourselves up for frustration, disappointment and unhappiness. On the other hand, successful couples look for opportunities to give to their spouses. Dr. John CONTINUE »

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BY Alison Dodge
August 14, 2013

Starting kindergarten can be an exciting but anxiety provoking time for both children and parents. For me, as my oldest daughter prepares to start kindergarten this year, it’s bittersweet. How can it have been over five years ago when she was born, and how can this day have come so soon?! Like it or not, CONTINUE »