Giving Children The Tools To Prosper Against Life’s Meanies

October 4, 2016

I have been reading eHell and the message boards for over a year now. They have provided me with hours of entertainment as well as extremely helpful advice. I thought the following would amuse eHell Dame and the rest of the eHellions. BG: Last year, DD ran afoul of the class Mean Girl (MG) shortly […]

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Family Balance Amidst Changing Relationships (or “It’s Time To Let Go”)

October 3, 2016

I am looking for perspective and hoping all of you can help. Recently I traveled across the country to attend my brother’s (John) graduation. I am very proud of him and excited about the next stage in his life. However, his new career means he is moving quite a distance from home and it is […]

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Feel Good Friday – Who Is Coming To Dinner?

October 1, 2016

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Dealing With The Obnoxious Uninvited Guest

September 29, 2016

My husband and I are throwing a huge party to celebrate the completion of our year-long DIY home renovation. We are excited to invite all of our friends and family. We are going all out and hiring a Dj, a caterer, servers, bartenders and a photographer. We are expecting approximately 100 guests. Now for the […]

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Mine To The Last Drop

September 28, 2016

This story always gave me a giggle as a child. My parents attended a dinner party many years ago, at K’s home. K had also invited L and M who were known for being a little bit stingy in their social circle – the type of people who never let anything go for nothing. L […]

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Missed Invitations Because You Have A Life

September 27, 2016

I have a couple questions about event invitations and planning online. Here are two examples. 1. The reason I decided to write in. Today I logged onto Facebook, which is something I rarely do as I’m really not fond of the app. I saw I had notifications so I clicked to look and saw a […]

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Memorial Gifts For Grieving Dad

September 22, 2016

This situation doesn’t directly involve me, but I’m still curious as to the etiquette. My boyfriend is a welder and he has recently begun to create and sell customized metal plates with designs welded on. He is marketing them through Instagram. He has gotten orders for all sorts of designs, from Celtic crosses to business […]

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Wedding Wednesday – The Gift of Labor Is Very Expensive

September 21, 2016

A friend of mine, J, has recently become engaged to her partner. I previously worked as J’s personal assistant. She is a wheelchair user and hired me to help with tasks like washing up and laundry, which involved standing for prolonged periods. At the time, J was very clear; she wanted a very firm line […]

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