For some unknown reason (since neither the tech support or community pages are loading), Examiner.com's publishing system is not allowing me to paste my article here. I cannot rewrite in this space- there is a reason why I freelance and no longer write full-time.
After loading and reloading, saving a draft which disappeared and reloading several more times, I've decided to give up for the night and publish the article on a site that is actually fully working.
You can find this week's The Week Ahead, Wallet-friendly family activities in South Jersey: Dec. 16-22, on my blog, http://readallaboutsam.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-week-ahead.html . (The link option is not working correctly, either. It just places the link at the beginning of the article, no matter what is highlighted or where the cursor is.)
The publishing tool worked last week. There's rarely never a problem with it, quite frankly, but this is the first time I've had to resort to these measures. Hopefully, the pasting feature, something fairly common in all text-entering options in the digital age, will be in working order again next week.