The Guardian's Simon Hoggart lists the seven sins of writing a round-robin newsletter;
...including boastfulness (dazzlingly clever children who play the saxophone and ski for Britain); smugness (their job, their house, their holidays are all perfect); tiny-mindedness (do we really need to be told how to start a jigsaw by looking for the straight bits?); whimsy (letters written by pets or babies); and the dreaded over-sharing, in which every illness and operation is described in minute, unwanted detail.
I hope we've avoided that and manage to raise a smile (Sarah is going to be a stand-up when we're done with all this parenting).
do a right-click save on the link - my server is not doing MIME type properly