According to Mental Health America, more than two million of the 34 million Americans aged 65 and older suffer from some form of depression -- and during the holidays, this number climbs.
Back when I decided to convert to Judaism, I knew that the transition would be difficult for my family. But I had no idea that the real war would begin over holiday gifts.
When I gave my 6-year-old daughter socks for the third night of Hanukkah, she burst into tears.
The Christmas story holds new meaning for me this year as a mother. Whether you believe as a Christian or simply know the story, it's an incredible one.
I think my kid believed in Santa until very recently, when one of his astute friends at school lay down the gauntlet and said, "If you're half-Jewish, how can you believe in Santa? Don't you know that Santa and the tooth fairy ARE YOUR PARENTS?!" So now that he knows the truth, how do I get him to keep it from his little sister?
When my brother and sister-in-law decided to opt out of the gift exchange last year, all hell broke loose!