Judy Blume is a treasure that we probably don't actually deserve — but we got her anyway, because sometimes we get lucky.
Blume's earnest and candid writing about puberty, menstruation, sex,…relationships, and friendships was not only groundbreaking when they were first published in the 1970s, but they've literally shaped the time we're in now. She has helped countless teens deal with the strangeness of growing up — her books tackle pretty much everything, including racism, menstruation, divorce, bullying, masturbation, and sexuality. Over the years, she's wracked… >> Read More
It’s a tough time of year. Sure, the days are short... but they are SO LONG. Warmth seems far off for most of us, and our houses are plagued by colds, stomach viruses, strep, and flu.
You’re…exhausted. You need an escape, ideally into a book that will keep you awake for more than two pages. And I will give you that escape, because I love you. Read these six page-turners now — you'll be glad you did. And stay strong! Winter is ending! Not really, but whatever. 1. The Perfect Nanny… >> Read More
When you say the words "advice," "parenting," and "books" all in one sentence, you probably get an eye-roll feeling. After all, so many parenting advice books feel too clinical or too theoretical in…order to truly be helpful. But there are some gems out there, designed specifically toward guiding parents through the challenges of school-age and teen years. Based upon our wise readers' recommendations, here are seven parenting books for older kids that are worth reading: 1. Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe (and Parents Sane)… >> Read More
While family and friends can provide amazing advice and support, sometimes you just need an objective perspective. Hence, parenting books!
But of the hundreds — wait, thousands — of "how to…raise your baby" guides out there, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? We asked our wise readers about which parenting books they found the most helpful in those bleary-eyed early years. These are some of their suggestions: 1. If I Need to Tell You One More Time...: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your… >> Read More
When it comes to raising kids, there's a slew of parenting books you could choose from. However, when it comes to raising Jewish kids, sometimes it can feel hard to get inspiring advice.
If you're…lucky, you may have an awesome Jewish community to fall back on when you need some guidance. But sometimes you want an expert opinion, especially from someone who doesn't know you and all your baggage. (And while it may be true that your mom is usually right, it's OK to want other opinions, too.) We've… >> Read More