Miriam's Advice Well

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...

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...

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...

How Do You Say No to Grandma and Her Food?

Dear Miriam, I'm taking a couple of days off to visit my grandparents in Florida and get away from the cold weather. The Jewish grandmother...

Getting Involved in Facebook Arguments

Dear Miriam, I'm seeing more and more Facebook arguments between people who are closely aligned politically trying to take each other down because of relatively...

What’s in a Name?

  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...

Friends Say ‘Feh’ to Fried Foods for Chanukah

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...

Are Jewish Kids Responsible for Keeping the Santa Secret?

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...

Parenting Strategy Regarding Crying Infant Creates Tension

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...

Trip Home Creates Social Media Dilemma

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...