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Etiquette
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.

Jul16
Can You ‘Steal’ a Middle Name?

Can You ‘Steal’ a Middle Name?

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Are middle names just as fraught with drama and territorial hurt feelings as first names?

Jun25
Helping a Friend Through the Loss of a Parent

Helping a Friend Through the Loss of a Parent

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My friend’s father just died after a long battle with cancer. What can I do for her and her family? How can I be a help and not a burden?

May25
No-Show Baby Shower Blues

No-Show Baby Shower Blues

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Only three people came to my baby shower and I’m having a really hard time dealing with disappointment and anger at the no-shows. How can I make myself get over this?

Jan16
Hostess Gifts for Baby Showers?

Hostess Gifts for Baby Showers?

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What’s the etiquette on gifts for your baby shower hosts?

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