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The Age of Waiting

Miriam provides some strategies for helping toddlers understand that all things in life don't happen right now. She also reminds non-parents that we all...
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Another Shower Question

Should you go to a friend's baby shower if the whole idea makes you uncomfortable? It's time to talk superstition. Dear Miriam, One of my friends...
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Stopping Time

Miriam offers year-end advice for a parent who feels like time is moving too quickly. Dear Miriam, I feel like my kids are growing up too...
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Choosing Schools

Miriam advises a Reform Jewish parent choosing between a progressive school 25 minutes away from home and an Orthodox school around the corner.  Dear Miriam, We...
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Mommy Madness

Dear Miriam, Help! What do I do with my friends who are engaging in the dreaded "mommy wars?" Dear Miriam, Help! What do I do with...
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Gift for a Mom-to-be

Dear Miriam, one of my co-workers has been really helpful as my mentor, and I want to get her something before she goes out...
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Buy Ahead for Baby

Miriam answers two related questions about when, how — and whether or not to purchase baby gifts in advance. Dear Miriam, I'm expecting, and I've been...
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Out of the Shower

Miriam breaks down when, how and if you should get involved with a family's baby shower drama. Dear Miriam, A couple of close family members recently...
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Mother’s Helper

After realizing that the mom who hired her for a summer babysitting job is actually looking for more of a housekeeeper, a graduate student...
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Anonymous Networking

A mom hoping to transition to a new job wonders if it's too risky to network through a parents' listserv that her current supervisor...