It's holiday time and that means friends and family join together, sometimes overnight. Do you look forward to it? Dread it? Either way, you'll be host or hostess and you want to make a house guest feel welcome. I'm here to help with two posts that will help you make Aunt Irma--or any other . . .
' "Tis the season for house guests.As if the holidays weren't hard enough. Oh, I know, you love to visit kith and kin. But sometimes you sense, well, an underlying tension. It could be because you aren't being a very good holiday house guest. But never fear. I've got some helpful hints here on how . . .
It's ironic that the so-called "happiest time of the year" can actually be the most stressful. There's something about being home for the holidays that can bring out the worst in people. That's why I've got this handy guide to surviving home for the holidays. I guarantee you'll find at least one . . .
Having read all your posts about family gatherings during which tensions ran high, I realize it's time to revive last year's post about surviving family and friends for the holidays. Ah, last year. When maybe we fought with our relatives about the little things. Boy, have things changed. Anyway, . . .
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It's that time of year again. Whether Jesus was the Son of God or a wise teacher or even just mythological, when we celebrate this holiday we celebrate the power and glory of the Divine, the Creator, Mother/Father God, the Great Spirit or whomever you believe started things off with a bang. So it . . .
We do them, but do we know why we do? Our traditional midnight kiss is meant to bring good luck to the relationship so affection and warmth remain all year. We eat black-eyed peas and lentils to bring good fortune because they're said to resemble coins, and pork because pigs root forward, the . . .
Maybe like us, you have way too many ornaments. Our Christmas tree last year was over-the-top laden with ornaments, but this year, we wanted to do something different. We wanted to trim the tree with only the special ornaments acquired on our travels. Because when we travel, we always buy a special . . .
What does the holiday spirit really mean? As you buy your holiday gifts, consider using part of your gift budget to help the world be a better place. Even a small gift-- $10 even--can be helpful. And it feels so good to do something for someone else. So here are a few ways to stay in the holiday . . .