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Etiquette
Mar26
Out-of-State Baby Shower Gift Logistics & Etiquette

Out-of-State Baby Shower Gift Logistics & Etiquette

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Gift registry etiquette is always a sticky subject and even more so when the guest of honor is coming in from out-of-state.

Feb14
Off-Registry Baby Gifts: Is There a Polite Way to Say “No Thanks”?

Off-Registry Baby Gifts: Is There a Polite Way to Say “No Thanks”?

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Is there a polite way to say “No Thanks” when friends and family want to buy off-registry baby gifts?

Feb03
I Love My Children’s Birthdays But Not All the Gifts! So I Decided To Try Something Different.

I Love My Children’s Birthdays But Not All the Gifts! So I Decided To Try Something Different.

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I love celebrating my kids’ birthdays, but not a fan of all the stuff they receive but don’t need. For one of my daughter’s recent birthday’s we tried something new.

Oct14
The Toddler at the Funeral

The Toddler at the Funeral

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Is it a terrible idea to take a toddler to a family member’s funeral? What other choice is there for a grieving out-of-towner?

Oct04
The Politics of Birthday Parties

The Politics of Birthday Parties

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On the death of the small at-home party, the etiquette of sibling tagalongs, and other kids’ birthday party conundrums.

Aug15
How to Raise a Spoiled Brat to Adulthood in 18 Easy Steps

How to Raise a Spoiled Brat to Adulthood in 18 Easy Steps

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I have done some of these things. Some I have done more often than others. Haven’t we all? Because we are human and flawed and sometimes want to take the easy way out of a situation. Or because we really don’t want to make our children upset. Or because we are just weary.

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