Lessons from the Royal Wedding

I am sure many of you, like me, were up in the wee hours of last Saturday morning to witness the marriage of Megan Markle to Prince Harry. Bad Boy Prince marries Beautiful Divorced American Actress–it’s the stuff fairytales are made of. It was very exciting and fun but as it goes, there is plenty…

Read More

Betsy Ross. What else do you know about our flag?

We know Betsy Ross made the first American flag. We know it’s red, white and blue, has stars and stripes and flies over a lot of public buildings. But did you know that Memorial Day is one of only 5 designated days for flying the US Flag at half-staff? And it only flies half-staff until…

Read More

Prom Dining in a Nutshell

I was asked to talk about Prom Dining on a local TV show, River City Live, recently.  It’s hard to talk about much in five minutes so here’s a cheat sheet!  Enjoy Prom–these tips should provide a little self-confidence. PROM DINING CHEAT SHEET Being Seated It is courteous for the gentlemen in the party to…

Read More

Does Your Child Make a Good Impression?

Do your children protest when you talk about making a good impression? Do they believe that walking around with their heads in electronic devices while chewing gum doesn’t matter? Do they wonder why any of this is important? Never fear, it’s pretty normal. Let’s show them how kick it up a notch. Today’s students need…

Read More

For Guys Only: Being a Good Groomsman

Young adulthood comes with many social landmines. These landmines, once navigated by Mom or someone else close to you, are now your responsibility. Eventually you will get that call from a good friend asking you to be a groomsman at his wedding. When it comes, remember you read these guidelines somewhere—it will save you some…

Read More