What To Do When You Get A Bad Gift

What To Do When You Get a Bad Gift

At some point in your life, you have probably received a bad gift.  It may have been an ugly sweater with a horse on it, a blanket with the worst color combination imaginable or a gift that just did not make sense.  There are some etiquette rules when it comes to getting gifts that you […]

What Not To Do At A Bowling Alley

How Not To Act At A Bowling Alley

I know that, in many circles, bowling is considered an (insert insult about lower-income people here) sport, but my sons really enjoy it. Their friends enjoy it. My husband enjoys it. And because I like to try to be a good wife and mother, they are often able to get me to go with them, […]

Can a Christmas Card Do Double Duty As a Thank You Card?

Can I Combine a Christmas Card with a Thank You Card

Welcome back to Manners Monday! Each Monday we will tackle an etiquette question (or story about bad etiquette) submitted by a reader. Have a question or story to submit yourself? You can submit it here! I received the following question from Sami: Is it acceptable to make a Christmas card do double duty as a […]

Can I Tell The Person In the Bathroom That They Didn’t Wash Their Hands?

Can I Say Something To The Person that Doesn't Wash Their Hands

Welcome to Manners Monday! Each Monday we will tackle an etiquette question (or story about bad etiquette) submitted by a reader. Have a question yourself? You can submit it here! I received the following question from Kate: Everywhere I go, I see people in public bathrooms walk out of the stall and walk right past […]

Black Friday Etiquette | 8 Tips To Make It Easier

Black Friday Etiquette – How to Survive and Save Shopping is a necessary evil in our society today and Black Friday is the mad scientist version. Somehow, Black Friday has managed to take every store owner in America and turn them upside down for one day after Thanksgiving. Every store drops prices to ridiculous levels […]

More Facebook Etiquette Questions!

More-Facebook-Etiquette-Questions

We talked about the 8 Facebook rules that you wish everyone would follow before, but there are so many other issues that can come up with Facebook! Who do you turn to for Facebook questions? It is not always an easy thing knowing what to do on Facebook. More importantly, knowing what not to do […]

Grocery Store Manners | 15 Tips!

Going to the grocery store is not always easy. There are times when the store is a minefield of rude and insensitive people that are bound and determined to make you lose your temper. Fortunately for the grown ups in the room, it is reasonably easy to ignore them and move on with your shopping. […]

5 Email Etiquette Rules Everyone Should Follow

5 Email Rules You Wish Everyone Would Follow

Whether in business or in daily communications, email can be a huge benefit to our daily lives. The problem with email, however, is that most people don’t understand basic email etiquette. When you are emailing your BFF forever, you can use pretty much anything you want to get your points across. When you are emailing […]

How Not To Be a Bridezilla

How Not To Be a Bridezilla

Your wedding day is a time for rejoicing and merriment and it is important that you are well prepared in advance for this big day in your life. Stress, fatigue, and anxiety are common symptoms that can occur for weeks leading up to the event. These few tips will help you to keep your composure […]

8 Facebook Etiquette Rules You Wish People Would Follow

8 Facebook Rules You Wish Everyone Would Follow

Facebook Etiquette Rules You Wish People Would Follow Facebook is easily the most fun one can have with former friends that they have not seen in twenty five years. It is great to network business-wise. It is incredible to keep up with family that lives far away or that lives around the corner. That said, […]

Basic Cell Phone Manners

Basic Cell Phone Manners

Basic Cell Phone Etiquette The invention of the cell phone in the last century is probably one of the most revered inventions. It is affordable, and offers the ability to connect with those that are important to you, whether you are in the office, on the road, in the car, or out at a friend’s […]

10 Etiquette Rules For Movie Theaters

movie theater etiquette

The last time I went into the movie theater, I paid nearly fifty bucks for my family of five to watch a cartoon. Throughout the entire movie, we listened to two women loudly discuss an impending divorce and who has the best hair extensions. Needless to say, I was irritated. It got me to thinking…what if […]