Topic: Families

Modern Etiquette: How to Negotiate Shared Holidays

Modern Etiquette: How to Negotiate Shared Holidays

he holidays are a wonderful time of family togetherness. Extended relatives make the once-a-year visit, honored family traditions are upheld and, in general, most of feel a little more lovey-dovey. Unfortunately, the larger your family gets, the more difficult it gets to share your time.

Every couple knows that things have gotten serious when you start discussing shared holidays. It starts with an innocent 4th of July barbecue. But six months later, your grandmother is crying because no one will appreciate her homemade cranberry sauce like you do. And secretly, you’re crying, because you’re really going to miss that cranberry sauce! Then comes December. Who gets Christmas Eve? What about Christmas morning? Day after brunch? What about extended families? More »

5 Things That Really Annoy Me About The Holiday Season

5 Things That Really Annoy Me About The Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is just days away, and after that, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Christmakkuh, or any combination of December holidays are fast approaching. I do love this time of year and all the wonderful things that go along with it: decorating the tree, the smell of a pine and delicious baked goods, excellent Christmas movies on TV, amazingly bad Lifetime Christmas movies, making fun of holiday cards, especially if they feature an awkward picture of a funny-looking family, laughing at religious nuts who get grouchy about being told “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” laughing at stores that go out of their way to be overly secular, laughing at families who make it their mission to have the most lights and humongous snow-globes on the block, admiring pretty and tastefully decorated houses, constantly editing my wish list (I’m not too old!), presents, building fires in the fireplace, hoping for snow, etc. I could go on and on.

However… there are also some things about the holiday season that really annoy me. More »

Heidi Klum Baby Mania!

Heidi Klum Baby Mania!

The internet is abuzz with rumors that Heidi Klum has given birth. RadarOnline announced the birth of a baby girl on Friday, but representatives for Klum and her husband deny that she has gone into labor. The rumormill says that … More »