Stepped Up Party Planning For Stepdaughter

March 7, 2016

I’m not sure if I committed some sort of etiquette blunder myself in this scenario or how to proceed from here, so kindly point me in the right direction, if possible. My husband and I are both on our second marriages and while we don’t have children together, we respectively each entered this union with […]

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The Forlorn And Forgotten Guest

March 2, 2016

This event occurred several years ago but I still think of it from time to time and wonder if I handled it correctly. My daughter (Miss E) was 7 years old at the time and had been invited to a classmate’s birthday party. I was recovering from surgery and unable to drive so I organized […]

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Roommate Karma

March 2, 2016

When I was younger I lived in a massive house with four to five other people. Having lived in that house for about five years, I accumulated a lot of stories. This one is about my old (distant) friend and former roommate Hailey. Hailey and I had been friends throughout high school and, even though […]

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My Gratitude Would Be Complete If You Would Only Buy This Wine

February 29, 2016

My husband works at a small nonprofit. One of his colleagues recently lost his mother to an illness she’d been battling for about a year. Of course he was devastated, and all of his co-workers, including the organization’s director, gave him the time and space he needed to deal both with practical matters and the […]

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Dueling Houseguests

February 25, 2016

I have a rough situation that I would appreciate you and your Ehellion’s input. A bit of background: A few years ago, at the request of my mother, my husband and I moved in to my Great Aunt Sandy’s house to help take care of her and the property. My GA is getting on in […]

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Picture Me Grieving

February 22, 2016

I’ve got a short story about a situation that struck me as odd and a bit inappropriate. A long time has passed but this still irks me a little. I grew up with my beloved grandma never living more than a few minutes away from me. Given that I was home schooled for a few […]

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Feel Good Friday – Community Comes Together For Son

February 19, 2016

A community has come together to help a young boy who lost so much, so quickly. Earlier this week, Tamara Hendry, a Zolfo Springs Elementary School teacher, died suddenly of a heart attack. Aside from teaching, Hendry was also a single mother to an 11-year-old boy named Heath. The family is still trying to heal […]

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Flitter Away, Twitter!

February 17, 2016

Actor Stephen Fry deactivated his Twitter account recently after Twitter users criticized him for a joke he told at the British Academy Film Awards. (Read more here.) His rationale was that Twitter had become, “…a stalking ground for the sanctimoniously self-righteous who love to second-guess, to leap to conclusions and be offended — worse, to […]

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