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Family First Feature
Is the new weight loss drug a panacea — or a peril?

By Esther Shaindy Leshkowitz

Family First Inbox
“We’d appreciate you not rubbing your good fortune in our faces while we keep hoping for a new government that will grant us Sundays”

By Family First Readers

Family Tempo
“Narcissist.” An ugly, nasty word, almost an onomatopoeia, hissing of insidious things

By Mimi Ashkenazi

A Better You
Practice positive self-talk: Thoughts like, I can’t do this or this is too hard for me lead to feelings of overwhelm

By Family First Contributors

No Fail
I was in way over my head, yet I kept letting others down

By Fay Dworetsky

Windows
He just ambled into the woods at the end of our street, oblivious to all the eyes following his every move

By  Rebecca (Feldbaum) Steier

Sidekick
If you’re a mom, you blink at your own peril

By Hadassa Swerds

Family First Serial
How does she do it? Scratching out words and numbers and talking to him at the same time?

By Leah Gebber

Serial
He hadn’t davened Shacharis today, never even put on tefillin. He’d been so desperate to run, to hide, that he had forgotten who he was

By Blimi Rabinowitz

Outlook
“Living well really is the best revenge”

By Yonoson Rosenblum

Normal
“Mmm.” Something clicks in Mimi’s brain. She hesitates, then switches off the music. “You… you nervous, Kayla?”

By Rochel Samet

Family Diary
The level of cleanliness in a home can vary drastically. Some people take cleanliness to a whole other level

By Nechama Norman with Batsheva Berman

Building Dreams
“No, really, Dovid,” Zalman continued, dropping into the seat beside me. “I care about you. Something’s bothering you. I can feel it”

By Malka Grunhaus

Parshah
Assuming responsibility itself engenders and breeds success, making failure no longer a concern

By Faigy Peritzman