Give Me A Hug, Famous Celebrity!

January 18, 2016

This happened at a party I attended recently. I was curious as to how someone else would handle the situation. The backstory is this. I live in an area known for a specific industry that involves a large number of celebrities. Many of them have large houses in the area and they tend to have […]

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Feel Good Friday – A Place In The Choir

January 15, 2016

Mmmm….five “pleasing to the eye” men, nice harmonies and a catchy tune….that makes me feel good! Click to share:

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Have A Baby! Get Free Food, Maid Service And Errands Done!

January 14, 2016

Okay, so I’m just starting to tell folks I’m pregnant. I admit to being woefully under prepared/educated about showers and their etiquette. I have a friend who’s stepped forward to coordinate the shower. Another thing she’s offered to do is coordinate a “care calendar” for me and my husband when our daughter arrives. She apparently […]

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Tell That Volunteer You Love Her/Him

January 12, 2016

I have a story I would like to share that I thought might generate some interesting discussion. Just a little background: I volunteer for many of my kids’ school and extracurricular activities. I do it primarily to be around my kids, because I like to socialize with other parents, and I like to take on […]

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Bad Parent Award or “The Horse That Kicks You Has Warned You First”

January 11, 2016

The video below, despite being several years old,  is making the rounds of Facebook and a few web sites devoted to “cute”, “precious” videos. One web site described the video as follows: Her parents surprised this one-year-old girl with a tiny horse. The two playmates instantly hit it off and went frolicking in the grassy […]

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And Your Name Is?

January 7, 2016

I have a question that’s cropped up a lot for me recently.  I’m in my mid 20’s and have begun attending community college.  I try to make sure I know people’s names, but I often forget so some people go unnamed. My real problem is in making sure I actually have someone’s name right, which […]

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A Whole Mess of Missing Spines

January 4, 2016

I have two brothers, Steve & Ronald. Steve is the elder. Steve has a wife and many children (most of whom are adult) and live-in in-laws and now lives in another state 10 hours away by car. Only two of their children live with them. Ronald has a wife, 3 children (all teenagers) and our […]

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The Inconsiderate Gift Receiver

December 30, 2015

Dear E-Hellions. I am looking for honest feedback, so please read the following story and tell me what you think. I truly apologize for how long this is. Â This year I invited my mother and step-father to celebrate Christmas with my family (myself, my husband and our 3 children who are between the ages […]

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