Personal Accounts
One small act, but it didn’t wither or fade. It took root and flourished, sprouting blossoms of its own. 15 readers share acts of giving

By Mishpacha Readers

On Topic
Do your kids start muttering about Cinderella every time you ask them to clean up? How to get your crew to pick up a broom and pitch in

By Ariella Schiller

She handed me a book, saying brightly, “This might be super-duper helpful for you in helping you understand your son better.” Super-duper? Are you 12?!

By F.P. Liebesohn

While this was normal for Heshy, it was really insanely abnormal. Who got home from work at ten thirty at night on a regular basis?

By Gila Arnold

Vasara clenches her teeth. She has not yet managed to wangle a smartphone, and calling her daughter on a public payphone is a headache

By Esther Teichtal

“Who cares, do you see me complaining? If I need supper I can cook or buy it, too. I’m a big boy”

By Esther Kurtz

A final pin inserted in my balloon, and I am falling, completely deflated. Is my wish for a thriving business nothing but a pipe dream?

By Elana Rothberg

“And Moshe took the bones of Yosef with him…” (Shemos 13:19).

By Faigy Peritzman

Bricks and Ladders
I nod emphatically, but something is niggling at me. Don’t my besties — Tamara, Rikki, Tiffy, and Bina — all have the same “attitude problem”?

By Ariella Schiller

Teen Fiction
“I hate pencils. The point is too thin. My emotions are way too big to be constricted to one tiny point. Can’t I just use a paintbrush?”

By Chevy Kepecs

Of the five languages, quality time stands out as being a bit more subtle than the others. Quality time is sometimes called “presence” or “being present”

By Devora Zheutlin, MA, CAS

Movin on Up
I don’t want to be just any principal, I want to be like Mrs. Freedman

By Shaina Keren

I remember thinking to myself that if my mother had a baby with Down syndrome, I wouldn’t be ashamed or embarrassed

By Leah Greenburg

Magazine Feature
Here’s a cheat sheet to help you do your very best on tests. What could be better than tips and tricks from those in the trenches?

By Ahuva Sofer