6 Basic Manners You Should Teach Your Children

6 Basic Manners That You Should Be Teaching Your Children

You see it everywhere you go: Children with bad manners. If you’re a parent, it’s up to you to teach your children how to behave and show good manners toward others. Whether it’s being polite or knowing how to act in public, manners is an important lesson that all children need to learn. Here are […]

6 Things That Make You Look Dumb On Facebook

6 Things That Are Making You Look Dumb On Facebook

It’s no surprise that people post an assortment of things on Facebook that can make them look really dumb. Are you one of them?  I practically live on Facebook and it never fails to amaze me how many people I thought were relatively smart can really lose all common sense when they are on Facebook. […]

Why You Need To Stop Wearing Pajama Pants In Public

Stop Wearing Pajama Pants In Public

There are not many things that can beat sitting around the kitchen or on your sofa with a cup of java in your pajama pants. The soft, plush material caresses your skin gently while you lounge in the privacy of your own home. But for some, that pleasure extends all the way to the local […]

Telephone Etiquette | Some Basic Rules

Talking on the telephone is something that really should have been a class in high school. With all the cell phones and various technological breakthroughs, it is easy to see how kids could benefit. Despite the cell phones and perhaps because of them, telephone etiquette is what is really needed. Why do people have so […]

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 […]