Miriam's Advice Well

From dating to parenting, Miriam welcomes all questions. Posted every Monday.

Dear Miriam | Make Life Work for You

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Dear Miriam, As a Jewish professional and grad student, I am struggling.  I am eager to find ways to ground myself in today even when...

Dear Miriam | School or Inauguration?

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Dear Miriam, My daughter is attending her elementary school as a hybrid program. Her days are Monday/Wednesday. This Monday there is no school in observance...

Dear Miriam | How to Help a Troubled Friend

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Dear Miriam, Say you had a friend you were very close to once (let's call her Lisa). And now you are watching her make a...

Dear Miriam | Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

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Dear Miriam, After I shared the details of a recent difficult breakup, one of my neighbors gave me a box of chocolates. It was...

Dear Miriam | Santa Suggestion Shakes Parent

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Dear Miriam, In the wake of this year's Christmas season, my 4-year-old has announced that he wants to be Santa for Halloween. I know...

Dear Miriam | Do Virtual Events Require Gifts?

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Dear Miriam, A friend invited me to join her family remotely for one night of candle lighting last week. It was a lovely 20 minutes,...

Dear Miriam | Coping with a Crush of Christmas Cheer at Virtual School

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Dear Miriam, As a teacher in both public school and Hebrew school, I have noticed there is much more Christmas in school than in a...

Dear Miriam | COVID Complicates Interfaith Celebrations

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Dear Miriam, Historically, our interfaith household doesn't have Christmas inside our own house; we go to the in-laws. But this year is different and I...

Dear Miriam | Will Camps Open Next Summer?

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Dear Miriam, I’m dreaming of summer camps for next summer. Is this a realistic dream? Kiddo still talks a lot about how camp got canceled...

Dear Miriam | Answers Instead of Questions

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Dear Readers, Rather than a question, today I have two answers. (Feel free to insert your own Alex Trebek tribute here.) Times are painfully tough,...