I remember when it started. A year and a half ago my husband walked into my office and said, 'Guess what? My brother just e-mailed me and he thought it would be a great idea if we had another family reunion. What do you think? They're looking at some place in California.'
No matter what holiday you're celebrating, there comes a time when the family gathering runs out of steam. While you may be tempted to head out to a movie or -- if you're me -- continue to graze until there's no food left in the house, there's an alternative: Play!
Holiday family get-togethers don't have to be stressful... say people who know nothing. They are stressful! This year, make the most of the impending storm with "Heaven Help Me Holiday Bingo," the holiday game that no one else knows you're playing!
Like most families together for the holidays, we spend the first hours going over the updates: who died, who went bankrupt, who needs surgery. Given enough time and liquor, this can easily become a competition: whose disaster story is worse?
Are you a member of the "Sandwich Generation?" Have you been placed in the position of "parenting" your aging parents while raising your own children? To keep calm and maintain your sanity, here are 3 things you can do to bring peace to your Thanksgiving festivities.
For many people the holidays are a joyous time; for others they are a dreaded part of the year. One factor that can make it tough is spending time with difficult relatives. Here are strategies for keeping family dinners pleasant.