A mother asks if she has to acknowledge in her thank-you notes for gifts that her son received at his bris that it took her a couple of months to write them, or is it automatically forgiven because she's home with a new baby?
A mother who is planning to adopt through the Pennsylvania foster system asks how to deal with loved ones who've made comments implying that adopted children are "different" or "less than" biological ones.
A mom writes about an unsettling encounter with an elderly woman at the park who kissed her son on the top of his head. What's the line between stranger-danger and respecting your elders, and what should she do if she sees this woman again?
Ask Miriam Steinberg-Egeth, a local mom and involved member of Philadelphia's Jewish community. Wondering what's an appropriate gift for a Bar Mitzvah? How to deal with an annoying friend/parent/relative? How to find your soulmate? From dating to parenting, Miriam welcomes any and all questions. Email yours to [email protected] and put "Advice Well question" in the subject line. More from this author