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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Grandpa Grinch

December 28, 2015

I called my dad today after not being able to get into contact with him for about a whole week. I wasn’t surprised because he has a habit of promising to visit his grandkids and not showing up. The problem came up today, the sixteenth of December. I mentioned my SO and the children were […]

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Feel Good Friday – Joshua Carswell sings The Carpenters classic “It’s Christmas Time/Sleep Well Little Children”

December 25, 2015

I know Josh since he was a teenager. He is a winner of the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, GA, one of the nation’s most prestigious vocal contests.  Great singing voice. Merry Christmas! Click to share:

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