Miriam's Advice Well

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

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Ask Miriam | Toddler Using ‘Yous’ Perplexes Parents

Dear Miriam, My spouse and I are not from Philadelphia, but our toddler has picked up the local "yous," as the pronoun for the second...
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Ask Miriam | Co-worker’s Bad Writing Irks Reader

Dear Miriam, Whenever my co-worker emails me, her messages contain egregious grammar and usage mistakes (typos are the least of her problems). I find this...
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Ask Miriam | Potluck Paucity Poses Problems

Dear Miriam, I recently hosted a Shabbat potluck dinner, and if it wasn't for me making a number of extra dishes, we clearly would have...
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Ask Miriam | Upcoming Visit Itinerary Creates Concerns

Dear Miriam, A couple I know from college let me know a few months ago that they were planning a trip to Philly. I knew...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...