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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

What Type of Board Game Player Are You?

By Katie_RolnickNovember 18, 2009
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with it comes an evening or two of family board games. These games can reveal... More  →
What Type of Board Game Player Are You?

Getting Your Parents to Trust You

By ContributorOctober 2, 2009
Sparkler Coral_Sharx brings solid logical reasoning to her post about trust. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors We’ve all had to go through it—it’s... More  →
Getting Your Parents to Trust You

Life With a Military Dad

By ContributorAugust 21, 2009
Sparkler Carocornn shares what it's like to be in a military family! Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors My dad is an Army Staff... More  →
Life With a Military Dad