Dear Simcha, Vol. 1

Happy Thanksgiving!  I know that many of you are very busy and/or really depressed today.  Some of you are alone, and many, many more of you desperately wish that you were.  So, rather than tax you with a challenging or insightful essay, I thought I'd take this opportunity to clean up my inbox and answer a few of the questions that people have asked me recently. *** Dear Simcha, By this time of day, I'm supposed to be basting the turkey for the fifth or sixth time so it will be golden and de … [Read more...]

Dear Simcha, Vol. 2

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Dear Mr. Pfischurr, if that is indeed your name, I was thinking of sending a small I mean very very large sustaining donation to EWTN last year, but then this year I noticed that you’ve been writing for the Register for something like four years, and that certainly explains a thing or two in the downturn in quality that I have definitely noticed a lot; and my accountant, that I definitely have because I am a wealthy donor, feels the same way.  It’s stealth liberals like you who are responsible f … [Read more...]

At the Register: When Your Child Has Problems

Bouncing off Jen Fitz's advice for Christian parents of transgendered children, I have a few things to say about children in general: When a child begins to exhibit some behavior that is worrisome, it's easy to panic, to jump to conclusions, to apply adult-style significance to juvenile behavior, or to assume that we can make a diagnosis based on a single symptom or habit.Here's the basic idea, whether we're talking about a child who is actually fine, and just going through a phase, or a … [Read more...]

At the Register: A Few Tips for Making Hard Choices

BECAUSE I LOVE TO GIVE ADVICE! And my life is not a complete and utter catastrophe, so I must know something, right? … [Read more...]

At the Register: True Suffering Isn’t Photogenic

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Don't add pain to pain by expecting it to "hurt so good."  … [Read more...]

Advice for mom who is unexpectedly expecting?

A reader writes: Dear Simcha, do you have any reading material suggestions (in print or online) for me?  I have an adorable 8 month old and just found out I am unexpectedly expecting another one!  I intellectually know this is a blessing but yet could use some encouragement about how to overcome the panic? My answer: First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy, AND don't feel like you have to Feel the Right Thing right away. I always figure it takes nine months to get used to the idea of b … [Read more...]

Home School to the Classroom

Oops, I forgot to tell you that today I'm at Faith and Family Live, dishing out more advice:From Home School to the Classroom:  Tips for TransitionCome and get it while it's hot!  I don't know what that means. … [Read more...]


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