Holiday Survival Guide

The Question that Breaks My Brain Every Christmas

The Question that Breaks My Brain Every Christmas

  I was so excited to show my children the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which has long been my absolute favorite Christmas movie. But, the nature of toddlers being what it is and in the current era of on-demand content, I was, perhaps, not prepared for how MANY times I would watch that movie during the Christmas season.  Around the seventh time we watched it, a question arose that has become lodged in my brain and is all I can think about during the next 993 viewings.  HOW F***ING BIG IS CINDY LOU WHO???   Go with me here.  We...

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Five Foods to Bring to Your Next Holiday Party to Let People Know You're in the Middle of a Breakdown

Five Foods to Bring to Your Next Holiday Party to Let People Know You're in the Middle of a Breakdown

'Tis the season!!!!!!! The time for family and friends and food and old traditions and new traditions and moving that stupid Elf on the Shelf we never wanted and making memories and Christmas cards and giving back and being thankful and traveling and decorating and baking cookies and cleaning for guests and prepping for potlucks and going to company parties and hey, maybe we spread some of this sh** out to the rest of the year?  So yes, it's a wonderful time of year, but it's also a wee bit busy. And if you're lucky to live close to family, friends,...

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Five Non-Political Family Fights to Have This Holiday

Five Non-Political Family Fights to Have This Holiday

We're three years into the Trump presidency and, well, you feel how you feel. As a nation, we've had roughly one billion arguments, whether it's over Facebook or your grandmother's good china, and none of them have changed a single person's mind. We know every Fox talking point. Every liberal rebuttal. We know to follow "Benghazi!" with "Burisma!" and then land on shouting "quid pro quo" at each other like 200 times. Let's face it, when it comes to political fights with our families, we're all just going through the motions.  But family arguments are as American as "Oh, are you...

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