BYOFood…and BYOChair….and, Oh, Btw, Now That You Are Snagged Into Coming, Bring Money, Too

March 2, 2017

My mother has received an invite to a birthday party for a cousin turning 50. Said cousin and his wife recently had some renovations completed, so the party is to celebrate the birthday and show off the home improvements.    My mother ran into cousin in the weekend and he asked if she was coming – […]

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Wedding Wednesday – Save The Date Abuse?

March 1, 2017

When are “Save The Date” requests appropriate?  I used to receive them for milestone events, like weddings.  I have received them for charity fundraisers.  I just received one for a sales “party” from a friend of a friend.  It feels like someone is calling dibs for my Sunday afternoon.  Is this Save The Date abuse? […]

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BaByQ Dilemma

February 27, 2017

I’m facing a potentially awkward social situation and I need help knowing what to say! My sister Sue is pregnant, her second child, but almost 18 years difference in age. She is employed with a well paying job, doesn’t pay rent due to living in a family home, the father Tom is in the picture, […]

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Public Service Announcement – What Every Woman Should Know Below The Belt

February 27, 2017

February is Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month on Ehell! The embedded video has a primary mission to educate women about the warning signs of gynecological cancers. You know, “those” cancers down there below the belt in a part of the body no one really likes to talk about. Four years ago this past February, I had […]

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Feel Good Friday – How To Make Stress Your Friend

February 24, 2017

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and […]

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May We All Be This “Bad” At Hospitality

February 22, 2017

I have lived in a very popular and trendy city since college. I originally came from a neighboring state and because of this I have many friends and relatives that live within easy driving distance. Over the years I have had many relatives and friends visit and explore the city with me. Everyone visiting is […]

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Poochie’s Inconsiderate Owner

February 21, 2017

I wanted to write in about something that I’ve been noticing more and more frequently; inconsiderate dog owners. Now I adore dogs. When my roommates were against my getting one in university, I sponsored one through our humane society. I am very much a dog lover. I’m frustrated by how a lot of dog owners […]

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Consoling the Consolers or Why Hijacking Other’s Grief Is Thoughtless

February 20, 2017

My mother died the end of January after over a decade of dementia and living in a senior care facility.   She was one of the lucky persons with “happy dementia” and up until a week before her death she was still being cheerfully gregarious with total strangers even while waiting hours in the Emergency Room […]

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