My fiancée recently took the bar exam, and has been busy with her job search ever since. What with my lengthy work hours, her studying for the bar and now job search, not to mention our extensive wedding planning (with our families), it seems like we just haven’t been able to spend all that much time together.
Given all that’s been going on, I thought it might be a good idea to surprise her with something special - any ideas?
Kids and the twelve days of Christmas – turn stress to learning what’s behind Christmas traditions.
In society, Christmas begins earlier and earlier. In fact, it often starts before Advent even begins. In religious tradition, it actually starts on Christmas day and continues to be observed for twelve days until Epiphany (January 6th). This is also a time when children are often off from school which can lead to added stress in families. Here are twelve video clips that you can watch with your children during this time. As you do, you and your child(ren) will explore different aspects of the Christian meaning behin
Trying to figure out a cute gift idea? Here are a few you can try, especially for singles.
by Eleanore Wells, for GalTime.com
Does everyone need a gift guide? Of course not. But if you're struggling for that perfect find for your girlfriend, good friend or even yourself, you've landed in the right place.
Thinking of getting your boyfriend a button-down for Christmas? Think again. Three words: Men hate clothes. As gifts, anyway. And of course, there are exceptions, but as a general rule, slacks will be frowned upon.
Remember the last time you were carded? Stop. We mean gift-carded!
Most people in this land of plastic have either given or received at least one gift card.
The National Retail Federation reports that 6 of 10 consumers say “they’d like to receive gift cards this year.” The to-give-or-not-to-give debate rages on, but all of The 5 Money Personalities™ may benefit from buying gift cards for others. The Flyer c
You love him...but you don't necessarily love his taste in gifts. Here's how to deal.
Yes, 'tis the season for the coupled-up among us to swap holiday gifts. And, apparently, 'tis the season for females to be rather displeased with the presents their partners choose. According to a recent Match.com survey, nearly 75 percent of women have been disappointed with a gift from a boyfriend in the past (meanwhile, only 47 percent of men are as finicky).
Don't shop before you read this! The best and worst anniversary gifts to bestow on your beloved.
There's a paper anniversary, a crystal anniversary, and even a tin anniversary. But there's no cable TV anniversary. In the upcoming movie Hope Springs, Kay Soames (Meryl Streep) realizes that intimacy and romance have long left her marriage when she and her husband Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) celebrate 31 years together by getting a new cable subscription. Kay stops tuning out her unmet needs and asks Arnold to attend intensive couples counseling. But is this decision more than 300 TV channels too late?
In a couple of days it will be my birthday. I have noticed over the years that most people seem to be in one of three camps when it comes to celebrating this day. One birthday camp is all about it! Lets celebrate in any and all ways possible. Another camp is pretty nonchalant. They go about their day as usual with a few special touches to mark the occasion. Yet another camp wants nothing to do with noting the day for themselves.
As anyone who knows me well, or even casually, will tell you, I fall very firmly in birthday camp number one!
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Memorial Day is traditionally a day to honor those who gave their lives in service of our country. This is not something I was bound to forget living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as I did for most of my adult life.
In Gettysburg we pulled out all the stops to make this holiday a special occasion.