1. This guide is so funny! I love that you post these little infographics, Joanna!

  2. Haha! But for now here’s photos of my cat! I love that!

  3. your family is the best! pretty

  4. This is fantastic. I started freelancing a few months ago and I sometimes get comments from people (ahem – my mom and MiL) that sort of insinuate that freelancing is just a front for not having a real job. This made me laugh so much!

  5. Patti says...

    Hahaha This made me chuckle. So excellent.

  6. Nicky says...

    Haha! On point! Except I’ll have to find a nice way to answer the “when are you guys getting married?” question.

    • Sarah says...

      My go-to answer is to grin and say “Not this week!”. Also works for the “whenareyougoingtohavekids?” question!

  7. Rita says...

    #1-3 ring so true! Glad it’s not just me and my family, haha.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Haha I’ve answered #3 for the past ten years. ;)

    • Joanna – it actually makes me feel so much better that even you (with all your success) have to answer those kinds of questions! I guess it should make me stop asking myself when they’ll stop!

  8. Suzanne says...

    HA! I love these every Friday.

    I want to wear a sign to Christmas that says “No, I’m not pregnant (yet!)!” in jest, but also, UGH…

    • Lizzie says...

      I just keep my glass of wine topped off at family gatherings…that accomplishes just about the same thing. ;)

  9. haha, this is great! I love Mari’s illustrations.

    Sarah
    SarahJaiheLee.com

  10. Haha, as an actress I ALWAYS get the question “So what are you working on?” I’m working on trying to be a working actor THANK YOU. ;p
    Merry Christmas!
    http://www.wonderlandsam.com

  11. this is hilarious. at thanksgiving my grandma asked my brother (who is heavily bearded) if he was working for the forestry service… and attending lumberjack parties. no idea what those are, but they sound fun!

    xo, brittany
    http://www.notablob.com

    • Kate says...

      This cracked me up!

  12. inês says...

    Love this :)

  13. Carmen B. says...

    LMAO! That’s totally me.

  14. Alice says...

    Haha this is me rn.