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Food Expectations Cause Potentially Vexing Play Date Issue

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...

How Long Should You Keep Unwanted Gifts?

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...

Charity and a 6-Year-Old: What’s Age-Appropriate?

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...

Differing Parenting Styles May Cause Friction

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...

Dentist’s Religious Preferences Cause Discomfort

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...

How Do You Balance Celebrating Shavuot, Caring for Kids?

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...

What Gift Should I Get a New Philadelphian?

Dear Miriam, I live across the country in California, but a good friend from high school is moving to Philly to work in academia. Do...

Shabbat Scheduling Leads to Missed Opportunities

Dear Miriam, I have a friend who frequently invites me over to her house for Shabbat dinners, but somehow she only catches me at bad...

Orthodox friend’s unorthodox Facebook post perplexes reader

Dear Miriam, During Passover, I saw that a friend of mine on Facebook posted a picture of himself at a non-kosher restaurant eating not kosher-for-Passover...

Thought of Meal Planning Raises Dread for Reader

Dear Miriam, I'm having a meal-planning existential crisis. I'm trying to get into the habit of meal planning and grocery shopping on the weekends, but...