Topic: family

Cheatsgiving: 8 Ways To Survive A Family Holiday Where Everyone Hates You

Cheatsgiving: 8 Ways To Survive A Family Holiday Where Everyone Hates You

Getting married or being in a serious relationship can have a major drawback known as The In-Laws. Some people are very fortunate and have wonderful in-laws that they are able to have a loving relationship with. Holidays are split evenly between families and everyone is happy. Others are not so lucky and have a contentious vibe going on with the family of their significant other. More »

Kmart Forcing Employees To Work On Thanksgiving, Ruining Their Holidays So You Can Buy Cheap Crap‏

Kmart Forcing Employees To Work On Thanksgiving, Ruining Their Holidays So You Can Buy Cheap Crapâ

I know I wrote about this topic last week but my anger has only amplified since. I have seen stupid memes on Facebook and status updates of those wondering why people are suddenly in a rage because some retail employees will have to work on Thanksgiving. Their faultless logic brings them to the conclusion that, duh, because employees in other industries have to work on holidays that retail folks might as well also. And to that I say, bullshit. More »

My Mom Hogs Hosting Holiday Events, And I’m Fine With That

My Mom Hogs Hosting Holiday Events, And I'm Fine With That

I am 32 years old. My husband and I have owned a home for close to a decade. We have two children and we both have full-time jobs. We keep our house tidy most weeks, we are organized and I am a pretty good cook. On paper, we are legitimate grown-ups in every way and more than capable of hosting a holiday but I have absolutely less than zero desire. My mom hogs hosting holiday events and because of how amazing she is at it (and out of pure laziness) I have no problem with that at all.
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I Am Too Scared To Have A Third Child And Too Scared Not To

I Am Too Scared To Have A Third Child And Too Scared Not To

The decision to have our first child was an easy one- we got married at a young age for a reason- we both wanted to have a baby and be young parents. The decision to have a second was also a no-brainer. We wanted our kids close in age and we wanted me to stay at home until our youngest was at least a toddler so we had to get moving if I was ever going to get back into the work force. Now, we face the decision to have a third and it is paralyzing. More »

What Your Birth Order Says About You

What Your Birth Order Says About You

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know by now that the order in which you were born in your family shapes your personality. I can attest to that because I am the annoying oldest child to a T. I’m responsible, I’m scheduled, I’m organized, I can be obsessive, and I often boss my brother and sister around and drive them crazy. More »

If I Give You All The Reasons I’m Not Having More Kids, Will You Stop Asking?

If I Give You All The Reasons Iâm Not Having More Kids, Will You Stop Asking?

I love my pediatrician. She is a smart French lady with an air of classy kindness, and once, before I had insurance, she let me pay her in hugs. Well, she billed me later, but she handled my embarrassed tears with kindness at the time. I love her so much that even though I moved out of the city years ago, I still make the hellish drive to see her twice a year. Still, she does this thing that annoys the crap out of me where at the end of each visit, she asks me in desperate Franglish when I’ll be giving my daughter a sibling, because kids need siblings. More »

TGI Thanksgiving Open Thread: Let’s Be Thankful And/Or Talk About How Crazy Our Families Are Driving Us

TGI Thanksgiving Open Thread: Let's Be Thankful And/Or Talk About How Crazy Our Families Are Driving Us

It’s Thanksgiving so maybe most of you will be away from your computers – happily enjoying time with your family. If that’s the case I am super glad for you and hope you are having a fantastic day. But maybe others of you are going bat-shit crazy dealing with your relatives. I thought I’d create a little safe space to vent. More »