No, You Don't Have to Share Your Toys!

I once worked in an establishment in which one of my fellow managers would sign off nearly every email with the cloying “Sharing is Caring!”  Right after I vomited all over my keyboard, I was always tempted to hit Reply to All and type “I’m diabetic and you’re making me ill!”...more

Manners What A Novel Idea

You're Doing It Wrong: Your phone might be keeping you single

The scene: A Chicago bar during a college football game. A couple in a booth, accompanied by a male friend. Minutes later, a girl walks in solo and sits with the group, bubbly and smiley. (Said girl, I might add, is pretty damn cute.) ...more

You're Doing it Wrong: Food Shaming

Last week's "You're Doing it Wrong," covered a couple of food pet peeves that were kind of me-specific and ok, a little weird. This week's topic is a little more universal because it's happened to everyone and is probably a pet peeve of yours that you couldn't put a name to. Until now.You're doing it wrong if...You're food shaming friends, family or anyone for that matter....more

Pressure to pay: After Dinner

Have you been stuck with more than your fair share of a tab? How did you handle it? ...more

How to Be the Perfect Dinner Guest: 8 Easy Tips

You were just invited to your boss's McMansion for a dinner party. Or you’re meeting his parents for the first time. They are both lawyers. In the Hamptons. Don’t. Panic. There are ways to avoid screwing this up. Image: eren {sea+prairie} via Flickr ...more
Note what books, or music, or even hobbies you are enjoying currently.  They make for easy and ...more

Public shaming in a public restroom

What the hell is wrong with people? Twice the other day…TWICE…when I was in the restroom, I heard a woman in the stall next to me talking ON THE PHONE!...more

The "It's All About Me" Generation

I can't take credit for that phrase...my friend Mel used that when I was venting the other night.  Tuesday night was on my way to teach a class for graduate students about suturing.  The class was held in the evening, but its a university so there are undergrads milling all around of course.  I went to school at this university, so I'm familiar with it....more

Ladies this is for you

     All right ladies I don't know how we missed making sure everyone got this lesson growing up but I am on a mission to rectify it.TREAT THE PUBLIC RESTROOMS AS YOU WOULD YOUR OWN GRANDMOTHER'S...more
@floridamomof3 LIke I told Kim feel free to pass it on and post where ever you see the need~ ...more

Do Your Kids Know The Importance Of Manners?

This past weekend, both my step-son and step-daughter had friends stay over at our house for the night. I’ve always loved being the “kool-aid” house, where it’s always full of kids. I love hearing the giggles from the girls as they build tents on the catwalk overlooking our living room. And I love hearing the boys yelling at their video games as they try to keep from being eaten by zombies. A full house is perfect.But one of the things that I’m always amazed by is the difference in manners between our two guests....more