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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...

How Do You Handle Unhelpful Strangers?

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....

To Comment or Not Comment on Facebook

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...

Same Birthday Gift Produces Double Trouble

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...

Halloween, Part 3

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...

To Sing or Not to Sing?

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...

How Do You Deal With the Post-holiday Crush?

Dear Miriam, For weeks, I've been saying I would get to things "after the holidays." Now that it's actually after the holidays, I am completely...

Do Errant Emojis Warrant a Response?

Dear Miriam, My upstairs neighbor texted me a bunch of emojis late last night. Presumably this was a mistake, and so far I've ignored it,...