Miriam's Advice Well

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

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Ask Miriam | What’s in a Name?

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Dear Miriam, One of my close friends recently had her second child, and she and her husband chose to give both of their children particularly...
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Ask Miriam | Friends Say ‘Feh’ to Fried Foods for Chanukah

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Dear Miriam, I'm having a Chanukah party for the eighth night, but all my guests have indicated in one way or another that they're sick...
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Ask Miriam | Are Jewish Kids Responsible for Keeping the Santa Secret?

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Dear Miriam, The question of whether Jewish kids are responsible for keeping the Santa secret from their non-Jewish friends has been making the rounds on...
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Ask Miriam | Parenting Strategy Regarding Crying Infant Creates Tension

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Dear Miriam, My wife and I have close friends who have an infant. I try to be someone who has lots of space for lots...
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Ask Miriam | Trip Home Creates Social Media Dilemma

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Dear Miriam, I just got back from a great Thanksgiving visiting family several hours away. We only go there a couple times a year, and...
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Ask Miriam | How Do You Handle Unhelpful Strangers?

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Dear Miriam, The other day after day care, my 2-year-old was having a tantrum on the sidewalk about not wanting to walk to the car....
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Ask Miriam | To Comment or Not Comment on Facebook

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Dear Miriam, What's the best way to decide whether or not to comment on a Facebook post? I have a lot of Facebook friends that...
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Ask Miriam | Same Birthday Gift Produces Double Trouble

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Dear Miriam, I just found out that my parents and my in-laws both got my son the same birthday gift. What's the best way to...
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Ask Miriam | Halloween, Part 3

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Dear Readers, As I sat down at my desk this morning to write my column, surrounded by costumes and pumpkins and having just had an...
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Ask Miriam | To Sing or Not to Sing?

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Dear Miriam, I am having a very heated discussion with my husband about whether or not it's disrespectful for me, as a woman, to sing...