Miriam's Advice Well

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

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Ask Miriam | Doing Disney: Miriam Offers Advice Following Recent Visit

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Dear readers, A couple of years ago, I wrote a column about traveling to Disney World with kids. Since I had no firsthand experience, I crowd-sourced the...
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Ask Miriam | How Do You Delicately Bring Up the Past?

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Dear Miriam, I recently moved my mother into a nursing home, and I've gradually been meeting all the staff. Last week, my mother was being...
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Ask Miriam | Inconsiderate Neighbors Create Quandary for Homeowners

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Dear Miriam, I live in a Philadelphia twin house and have terrible neighbors. I'm an owner, but they rent, and they seem to have no...
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Ask Miriam | Spilled Drink Leads to Debate About Rules

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Dear Miriam, I recently bought my daughter a lemonade at a place with a self-serve soda fountain. Halfway through drinking it, she decided she'd rather...
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Ask Miriam | Food Expectations Cause Potentially Vexing Play Date Issue

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Dear Miriam, We have some family friends who are a fair bit more Jewishly observant than we are. Our kids are similar ages and play...
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Ask Miriam | How Long Should You Keep Unwanted Gifts?

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Dear Miriam, What's the statute of limitations on gifts I'll never use? How long do I have to wait to give it away? And, while...
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Ask Miriam | Charity and a 6-Year-Old: What’s Age-Appropriate?

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Dear Miriam, Lately, we've been seeing a lot of homeless people out panhandling for money. My daughter (almost 6) is empathetic and wants to help...
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Ask Miriam | Differing Parenting Styles May Cause Friction

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Dear Miriam, What do you do when a friend parents very differently than you do? It feels like every time we see each other, there...
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Ask Miriam | Dentist’s Religious Preferences Cause Discomfort

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Dear Miriam, I moved a couple of years ago and am still in the process of finding new doctors in the area. I recently started...
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Ask Miriam | How Do You Balance Celebrating Shavuot, Caring for Kids?

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Dear Miriam, I am wondering how I can celebrate Shavuot when all the events in my area are late-night celebrations that don't really accommodate parents...