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Thank-You Card Don'ts: Graduation Party Edition

By Ashley SpencerMay 24, 2010
You just had an off-the-chain graduation party. The champagne was poppin’…for the adults, of course. You hung out with your peeps and... More  →
Thank-You Card Don'ts: Graduation Party Edition

The Dos and Don'ts of Being an Awesome Host

By Ashley SpencerApril 30, 2010
Being a good host means striking the perfect balance between casualness and carefulness—which can also mean the difference between life and death.... More  →
The Dos and Don'ts of Being an Awesome Host

The Ugly World of Email Forwards

By Robert IsenbergJanuary 4, 2010
Email forwards make us want to super glue our eyelids shut forever. The thing that really boggles our minds about forwards is... More  →
The Ugly World of Email Forwards

Dealing with the Relatives

By ContributorDecember 31, 2009
We think Sparkler ReannaTheElf is the most clever elf there ever was! (Seriously, she could teach a college-level course on... More  →
Dealing with the Relatives

Hanging with Adults: A Survival Guide

By Joe_LynchDecember 21, 2009
Along with the many privileges granted to you in your teen years (driving!) come a few responsibilities that you might make you... More  →
Hanging with Adults: A Survival Guide

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Keeping Up Traditions

By Ashley SpencerDecember 15, 2009
Traditions are important for keeping a family glued together, because truthfully, what else would? Family members, especially as they age, become less... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Keeping Up Traditions

Family Overload

By Julie KrautDecember 9, 2009
It’s right about now in the holiday season when quality family time starts to feel more like jail time. There are only... More  →
Family Overload

The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Not Home Alone, Jay-Z-Inspired Christmas Jingles, and the Ketchup Feud

By Ashley SpencerDecember 8, 2009
During the holidays, you’re supposed to do family things together—things like chopping Christmas trees, shopping for presents, or if you’re in my... More  →
The Diary of Ashley Spencer: Not Home Alone, Jay-Z-Inspired Christmas Jingles, and the Ketchup Feud

How to Survive Thanksgiving Awkwardness

By ContributorNovember 24, 2009
We can't wait to see Nana Beth, Grandma Lannom, Grandpa Brown, and Auntie Amy. But Dance4life51 is decidedly less excited... More  →
How to Survive Thanksgiving Awkwardness

Top 5 Awkward Family Moments in Pop Culture

By Kia WoodNovember 23, 2009
As many of you Sparklers prepare for one of the best eating holidays in the history of man (otherwise know as Thanksgiving),... More  →
Top 5 Awkward Family Moments in Pop Culture