Miriam's Advice Well

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

Ask Miriam | Email Mishap Makes for Frustrating Unresolved Problem

Dear Miriam, Someone in California (presumably with a similar email address to mine) is mistakenly using my email for her gym membership, bank statements and...

Ask Miriam | Can I Wear Casual Clothing to Synagogue?

Dear Miriam, I’m interested in going to occasional Shabbat and holiday services, but since I have to wear business clothes on a regular basis for...

Ask Miriam | Miriam Answers Even More Passover Questions

With Passover inching ever closer, here is the third part of my pre-Passover questions. Today we have the wacky, the food-specific and the unexpected...

Ask Miriam | A Different Kind of Four Questions

I'm pretty sure no kid has ever looked that happy to be eating matzvah, so with that in mind, here is part two of...

Ask Miriam | Passover Questions Asked and Answered

I asked my Facebook friends for Passover questions, and wow did they deliver. In order to give as much Passover-related advice as possible between...

Ask Miriam | A Hurt Back During a Move Leads to Hurt Feelings

Dear Miriam, A few months ago, a friend of mine moved apartments and asked her friends for help — a standard, "I'll give you beer...

Ask Miriam | Should I Give Liquor Store Directions to a Drunk?

Dear Miriam, On my way to work this morning (so, before 9 a.m.), I passed an obviously intoxicated man who stopped me, very politely, to...

Ask Miriam | Bumper Cars Create Quandary

Dear Miriam, While leaving my house on foot, I saw a driver hit the bumper of another car while parallel parking. I didn't notice any...

Ask Miriam | Even for Non-Football Fans, Eagles Unite the Community

Dear Readers, Imagine the question I'm answering is, "How do you engage with Philly right now if you're not a football fan?" Or just imagine...

Ask Miriam | Double Trouble: How Do You Deal With a Shipping Error?

Dear Miriam, My husband and I just got a new stroller as a gift from his parents. However, the company shipped two to us. What...