Blog

How to be a good mother in-law

How to be a good mother in-law

Taking a step back and adjusting to a new role can be challenging.

My personal side: Sadness and joy fill my heart.  Sadness creeps in when I think of the years I had with my sons. ...
more

Bad Manners in France

Bad Manners in France

The rude, the loud, the French?

"Lack of manners" was quoted as the number one source of stress for 60% of French people, according to a recent study by French polling institute, lpsos.  The list also includes, boorish waiters, loud cell phone chatter, and pushy commuters.  So...
more

12 Ways to Get a Bartender’s Attention

12 Ways to Get a Bartender's Attention

Good manners get you better service.

Old-school bartenders sometimes played confidant to the lonely-hearts, a therapist for those with relationship dilemmas, and an old friend to the regulars. Bartenders can make you feel special by recalling your drink, your name, and how rotten your boss is. A smart bartender possesses...
more

Smelly Food At Work

Smelly Food At Work

Reheating food at work etiquette

Bad smells trigger bad moods, according to Pamela Dalton, an olfactory researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philly.  She goes on to say, "Smelling others' lunches in the office can make people feel as it they have lost "control...
more

9 Tips For A Safe and Fun 4th of July

9 Tips For a Safe And Fun 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

How firecrackers came to be:  A tenth-century cook in China was mixing up several ingredients, when "BOOM", the first explosion of sparks was seen.  Historians are still not certain what the cook was actually attempting to make,...
more

Teaching Your Child Restaurant Manners

Teaching Your Child Restaurant Manners

My child's manners are fine--as long as we only eat at "Chuck E. Cheese"!

Q:  "I can barely keep our children seated when we go to a regular restaurant, how am I supposed to get them to learn and use proper table manners?"  --A dad A:  You...
more

Surfing Etiquette

Surfing Etiquette

When did surfers start behaving like hockey players?

Aren't surfers supposed to be totally lay back and think everything is just awesome?  Maybe back when Gidget was hang'n with the crew--apparently things have changed. In Australia's popular Gold Coast, surfer rage has been on the rise.  So much so, that...
more

Hosiery in the Workplace

Hosiery in the Workplace

Hosiery is like make-up for your legs.

Q:  Is wearing hosiery outdated?   A:   Depending on how conservative or industry you're in, wearing hosiery can provide a finished, polished look. There are regional considerations as well.  Southern California is known to...
more

Father’s Day | About My Dad

 

Father's Day

I've modeled my life after my father.  To this day, I've never heard him complain.  This trait is one that I haven't quite mastered. My father: Fun; enjoys joking around and singing.  Hard-working; always accomplishing something.   Of service: wherever, whenever, he stops...
more

Male Female After Work Relationships

Male Female After Work Relationships

After work relationships can be fun and tricky. Even more so when you are the only female/male in the group.

Going out for coffee or a drink after work with your co-workers can be relaxing--it is also an opportunity to get to know each other away from the office.  Depending...
more