“Snap, Crackle, Stop!”: How do I get My Kids to Chew With Their Mouths Closed?

August 18, 2014

Q: Help! I have 3 children ages 10,9 and 7; I cannot get them to close their mouths when they chew. Any ideas on how to stop this horrible habit? A: You should check with the pediatrician and make sure that they don’t have blocked nasal passages first. Sometimes this is the case so chewing […]

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August 18, 2014

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Name Changer: How to Monogram Wedding Gifts

August 17, 2014

Q: What is the proper monogram for a wedding gift? I want to give a set of Towels to a bride & groom and I was going to use the bride’s first initial, the groom’s first initial, with the groom’s last initial in the center. My mother-in-law says she has never heard of this and […]

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August 17, 2014

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Unfashionably Late: What Do I Say to Friends Who Arrived Way Off Schedule?

August 16, 2014

Q: I hosted a small dinner for friends. One of the couples was 2 hours late and said nothing about it (no apology, etc). I said nothing and still have not mentioned it to them. Should I have said or done anything about their tardiness?’ A: It may be that they got the time wrong, […]

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August 16, 2014

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Finger Food Formalities: When is it Accecptable to Eat with Your Hands?

August 15, 2014

Q: What foods can be eaten with fingers? A: There’s a pretty long list, but more than the foods themselves is the setting. If you are at a formal dinner, you probably eat even traditional finger foods with a knife and fork. If you are at an “eat with your hands” barbecue restaurant, you join […]

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August 15, 2014

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Gossip Girls: Do I Confront Someone who has Been Speaking Badly About Me?

August 14, 2014

Q: You heard through the grapevine that someone was not saying nice things about yourself. What do you do? To confront or not confront without proof.’ A: It depends on your relationship to the person, but if it is possible to not confront but to ask, without divulging your source, it is fine to do […]

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August 14, 2014

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