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

Presidential Debates: A House Divided

The Presidential Debates were on last night in case you missed the armchair quarterbacking on Facebook this morning....more

Good Sports Behavior - For Parents

With school back in session we will go into heavy rotation with practices and games for various sports. We teach our children to be a good sport whcih is a good thing. But we as parents can use a few guidlines too. Below are my top 10 tips of advice on how you can excercise good sports behavior and while setting a good example for your child. 1. Don’t force your child to play. If your child is suffering from pain, injury or they just plain ol’ do not like the game don’t force them to play....more