Category Archives: Family

Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Milestone Edition

Dear Ellyn, In just two days Bryan and I are leaving on our first couples vacation ever. I mean, we’ve gone away together before, but it’s always with family, so not really romantic and also not really far away. Oh, … Continue reading

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It's Hanukkah. Is My Shiksa Showing?

Basically, I was raised Methodist, and I’m from a really small town in Pennsylvania (and by small I mean there are no Jewish people. We had one kid that was brought up by atheists, and the rest of us made … Continue reading

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Handling Holiday Hassles and Headaches

We asked what your holiday gripes were, and you responded with complaints. Now I will advise on how to keep your sanity during this holly jolly season…that is, if you survived Thanksgiving. Roberta: So much to do, not enough time. … Continue reading

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Please Help Me Not Kill My Boyfriend, Thanksgiving Edition

Dear Miriam, Holidays are doubly stressful when you’re in a couple. Shaun and I have to celebrate with four families in three states (since both of our parents are divorced), plus visit home friends within a very short span of … Continue reading

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A Royal Gossip Session

Ellyn: so about prince william… Miriam: … and kate middleton Miriam: he got uglier as he got old. am I too mean? Ellyn: he might be balding. I mean he does seem really nice which counts for something…plus the whole … Continue reading

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We Miss/Missed the '90s!

Kids these days don’t know what they’re missing. The ’90s were the best, and I’m not just saying that because I was five in 1990, therefore those were the wonder years for me personally, I’m thinking they were the wonder … Continue reading

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The One Where Our Lives Are Like Friends

We are hugely obsessed with Friends. Ellyn refused to watch the show in the 90s because her younger sister was into it, and so by default it wasn’t cool. She thought it was especially stupid that her sister tried to … Continue reading

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Everyone's Doing It: Cohabitation Nation

One year ago, I was in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend between New York and Philly. In May, I moved in with him. This is the first time I’ve ever lived with a guy. I grew up in … Continue reading

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Cooking Confessions of a Reluctant Housewife

This week I took a cooking class with work. When my sales rep suggested it, I agreed immediately and with gusto. Side effect of cohabitation: I now apparently cook and bake…a lot. It’s almost embarrassing to admit, because I went … Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Phillies Is

I didn’t realize how much I cared about the Phillies winning until I realized we could lose. This has been a weird series for me. It has been ever since the Giants won the division series and my live-in boyfriend … Continue reading

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