Tag Archives: manners

Respect Your Team

Teachers, coaches, instructors—they’re all part of your parenting team. Your child may have been benched or struggled in online classes with a teacher who was technologically impaired. Of course you’re frustrated, but don’t yell at or blame someone else. Your … Continue reading

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Mother’s Rules

I am religious and generally conservative. A good friend who is a “free spirit” commented on the fact that I do not allow my son, 24, and his longtime girlfriend to sleep together in my house, saying this could contribute … Continue reading

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Hostess Gift

What is your favorite host or hostess gift? And what’s the best host gift you’ve received?

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Etiquette Lessons: Guest Edition

What do you do to make your guests feel special and at home? A: The feeling of welcome and showing that you’re happy to see your guest when they come across your doorstep is the most important thing you can do … Continue reading

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Seat of Kindness

Last week, in a fit of pandemic boredom, I brought home a broken-down antique chair that our neighbors had thrown away. I spent a few days in my workshop fixing it up. Now it looks great, and I’d like to … Continue reading

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