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Here Comes Your Mother-In-Law

How do you pre­pare for a visit from your Mother-In-Law?  Clean the base­boards, wash the win­dows, orga­nize the linen closet? Liza’s MIL is vis­it­ing this week and there is much to be done.  Liza likes to leave a few strate­gi­cally planned “projects” undone so Nana feels wel­come, help­ful and appre­ci­ated. How do you han­dle a […]



When A Gift Card Is Worth $0

Have you ever been given a gift card… with noth­ing on it?  Liza’s Brother-In-Law gave her these gift cards for Christ­mas.  When she went to use them, the bal­ance was $0.  What should she do?



Mike & Liza's Marriage Ref: Technology At The Table

Dear Mike & Liza, My Brother-In-Law has din­ner with us at least once a week.  He’s a great guy, except he keeps check­ing his phone while we’re eat­ing.  I don’t let any­one else bring their phones to the table.  My hus­band, his brother, says he’s a guest and should be treated like one.  What do you think? […]