Holiday Generosity

December 21, 2017

It took place during the holiday season, anyway. πŸ™‚ One time, about 20 years ago, I took both my children on an outing to a science museum that is about a 30 minute drive and a $5 bridge toll away. We packed a lunch, and since we were all young and struggling, I had only […]

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Making Family Pay For Christmas Day Dinner

December 19, 2017

The table is set, the champagne’s on ice and crackers sit by the plates. All that remains is for the guests to arrive for Christmas lunch, where they will be welcomed with open arms. As long as they have paid up in advance, that is. This is the reality of Christmas Day festivities at the […]

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Christmas Parking Pig

December 18, 2017

The storyteller appears to be in Australia. Myself and my children went to stay with my parents in country New South Wales for the Christmas and New Year period, while my husband had to stay home for work. The day after New Years day, we had to drive 20 minutes into the closest large town […]

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Feel Good Friday – Peacock Spider Christmas

December 15, 2017

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Facebooking About Missing Christmas cards

December 14, 2017

I wrote what I thought was a pretty innocuous post on my Facebook wall about receiving nearly all our Christmas cards in the mail one specific day right before Christmas.Β  The post said, “I was wondering why we’d only received 4 Christmas cards all season. I started to think maybe our friends are family were […]

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No Joy of Giving For You!

December 12, 2017

This is a story from last Christmas that stems from my parents’ good intentions that put me in an awkward position. My brother (my only sibling) got married in the summer of 2015, and we were looking forward to having his new wife join us for Christmas. I live three hours from my parents and […]

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Christmas Fundraising In Honor Of The Deceased

December 11, 2017

I have a situation here and I really need your advice, and the advice of everyone else. My in-laws are wonderful and generous people. They have many friends, but they are closest with “Fred and Ginger Smith”. This past spring, Fred and Ginger Smith lost their daughter, “Lily” to cancer. She died at the age […]

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Feel Good Friday – My Favorite Time of Year

December 8, 2017

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