Family Holiday Q&A

As well all know, holidays can be tricky for families. It’s the time to make peace, not war, especially since family get-togethers don’t happen every day. But a holiday gathering can sometimes be a minefield, what with off-the-wall family members, conversation pitfalls, gift-giving quandaries, and dietary restrictions. Here are some guidelines to help make your…

Family Etiquette

Do you remember the particular etiquette rules in your home when you were growing up? Yes, you. We all had them. And some of them were just strange. For example, my mother would flip out if my sister and I walked into the kitchen with our long hair not pulled back. Hair was her thing….

A Dining Cheat Sheet

Dining manners are not just empty rules; they make dining with others a more pleasant experience for everyone. The next time you dine in someone’s home or in a restaurant, remember your Ps and Qs for optimal dining enjoyment. The napkin is usually placed to the left of the plate, under the forks. Some hosts…