Miriam's Advice Well

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

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Ask Miriam | Lunch Bunch Creates Communications Crunch

Dear Miriam, I'm open about my Judaism at work, but I also don't make an issue of anything specific about my observance, which I would...
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Ask Miriam | Tisha B’Av Creates Block Party Conundrum

Dear Miriam, My neighbors went out of their way to get kosher meat for my family for our upcoming block party. They were so kind...
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Ask Miriam | Gift Now a Cross to Bear

Dear Miriam, I received a beautiful handmade cross at work from a client’s father in appreciation for the time I spent caring for his daughter....
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Ask Miriam | It’s Not Nice to Talk About Lice

Dear Miriam, My family is on its way to visit our extended family for the 4th. Last week, my daughter came home from camp with...
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Ask Miriam | Late-Night Activities Present a Family Quandary

Dear Miriam, There are so many fun summer activities that happen after my kids are asleep. I feel like I'm depriving them of some formative...
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Ask Miriam | Sock it to Me

Dear Miriam, My husband routinely comes home from work and takes off one of his socks, a practice I find startlingly odd. He will spend...
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Ask Miriam | Unexpected Art Raises Parenting Question

Dear Miriam, I recently found pencil drawings all over my 10-year-old's bathroom walls. I was surprised but not angry, and actually impressed with her artwork....
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Ask Miriam | Grumpy Spouse Makes Socializing with Friend Difficult

Dear Miriam, My partner and I have a friend-couple where we really like one spouse and the other one, not so much. It’s actually kind...
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Ask Miriam | Who’s the Boss?

Dear Miriam, I work in an office without a clear hierarchy. A number of my co-workers call me their boss. This makes me uncomfortable, as...
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Ask Miriam | Egg-Hatching Project Delivers Unexpected Consequences

Dear Miriam, I am a first-grade teacher, and we've been doing a project hatching eggs into chicks. While the eggs in my classroom have all...