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Remembering Christmases Past And Missing My Family…

When I was a little kid, my Christmases were fairly predictable. My brother and I would fall asleep on Christmas Eve somewhere after 1 AM (we were, of course, in bed by 9 PM but Christmas morning excitement is a hell of a drug). As soon as it was light enough to see, we’d bolt …

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16 Things I’ve Learned By Living With My 16-Year-Old Niece…

It’s summer and with kids out of school my niece has come to stay with me for a bit. While I couldn’t be more excited, this time together has been a complete crash course in all things teenager. I get that I’m not a full-time parent, but there are still some pretty huge things that …

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50 Things To Keep In Mind For Next Christmas…

There are some things I forget about every single year when it comes to Christmas, but I’m determined to remember them for next year. I’m pretty sure they’re universal, too. Like that we all have someone in our family who tells inappropriate jokes around children. Or that grandma’s don’t always understand your sense of humor. …

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5 Conversations That’ll Be Happening At Every Table This Thanksgiving (and how to get out of them)

Thanksgiving is coming. And for some this means turkey, stuffing, and all the pie they can eat, but for others it means a hotbed of uncomfortable conversations and relatives who believe WAY different things than they do. This year, especially, it’s as if the world has ganged up to make the dinner table even more awful …

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