Monthly Archives: November 2010

What is the best way to tell family we don’t want to exchange gifts, but to use money to donate to charity in their names for the holidays instead? We have had people respond negatively to this in the past if it wasn’t accompanied by a "gift".

Boy. That is a hard one. Gift giving and gift receiving. Many gift givers are so incredibly vested in the act of picking out something special, for that someone special. The whole process. Finding "the right" gift. Imagining the receivers … Continue reading

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What is the best way to tell family we don’t want to exchange gifts, but to use money to donate to charity in their names for the holidays instead? We have had people respond negatively to this in the past if it wasn’t accompanied by a "gift".

Boy. That is a hard one. Gift giving and gift receiving. Many gift givers are so incredibly vested in the act of picking out something special, for that someone special. The whole process. Finding "the right" gift. Imagining the receivers … Continue reading

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Taking My Own Advice ~ Purging

I have a few hours to myself today.  Decided to try and purge this head of mine.  Spreading the burden, if you will. First things first:  Gregory is doing quite well.  We’ve had 3 or 4 ER visits with no … Continue reading

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Taking My Own Advice ~ Purging

I have a few hours to myself today.  Decided to try and purge this head of mine.  Spreading the burden, if you will. First things first:  Gregory is doing quite well.  We’ve had 3 or 4 ER visits with no … Continue reading

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