The Children And Canine Catastrophe

November 7, 2016

Well, it’s not quite a catastrophe. My SIL and I don’t get on. We’re very different people. Recently she invited me over to afternoon tea, which I took as a kind olive branch, so I accepted. My two children, DS (almost 3) and DD (18 months) came too, because I’m their primary caregiver and it […]

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Feel Good Friday – Campbell Isn’t Your Normal 12-Year Old

November 4, 2016

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Wedding Wednesday – Duties of a Bridesmaid (or “How To Not Sentence Your Attendants To Bridesmaid Hell Of Your Making”

November 2, 2016

I have a question about bridemaids & maid of honor duties. I’m graduating from college in the spring (fingers crossed!) and while marriage is not on my horizon, I have several friends who are looking to marriage pretty soon. I can expect in the next several years I’ll be attending several weddings and it’s possible […]

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Halloween Party Invitation Mysteriously Vanishes…And Reappears!

October 31, 2016

Halloween is approaching and one of my friends hosts an annual party.  It brings together many of her friend groups so there is usually a nice mix of people you know, but you may not be familiar with everyone there. This year the hostess sent out an early invitation on Facebook , with the date […]

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Feel Good Halloween – Reverse Trick or Treating

October 28, 2016

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Special Snowflake, the Garbage Disposal and the Pumpkins – Oh my!

October 27, 2016

We have known Special Snowflake (SS) for almost twenty years. She is a nice person but careless in her words and actions which unfortunately has cost her some relationships in the past. This is one such story. DH, DD and I have hosted an annual pumpkin carving party for friends and neighbors for the past […]

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Wedding Wednesday – Spooky Invitations To A Halloween Wedding

October 26, 2016

One of my husband’s friends in being married on Halloween this year. We received the invitation yesterday–or should I say, invitations! My husband’s invitation is for the ceremony, champagne reception, and evening buffet to follow. My invitation, however, only grants me entry for the cake and fizz and party after. It’s pretty standard here in […]

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Dealing With The Obnoxious Uninvited Guest – Update

October 25, 2016

I submitted “dealing with the obnoxious uninvited guest” about a month ago and I promised an update when readers were asking, so here it is! I found a way to say to my friend that I did not want her on again/off again boyfriend to come to our party. She mentioned the invitation was on […]

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