When Grandma’s Called to Take Over

Calling all grandmas, calling all grandmas, they’re after you again, the people who have babies but don’t or can’t actually raise them. You are being tested once more on your ability to care for the children of your children in an age that is altering the dynamics of family at the speed of a thunderclap. It is a warning gleaned from reports indicating that more and more grandparents are going to be called upon to raise their grandchildren, stirring the …

A Day in the Life of a Football Mom. Why Manners are a Must!

Let me ask you a serious question. How many of you have ever spent any quality time in the ladies’ restroom at an NFL stadium, excluding “most” males? It’s really much more pleasant than you might think. However, my experience outside this secure place was much different. In fact, Roger Goodell should insist that the NFL offer life skill classes to teach folks to interact properly with other fans. The League is multicultural and contemporary, but I spent the entire day …

Online Etiquette: Why Being Accountable, Responsible and Honorable is a Good Thing

If you cannot say something nice, then don’t say anything at all. How many times did your mother tell you that growing up?  I am Southern from the tip of my head to the end of my toe. I believe in good manners, using china and crystal, dressing up every day, lighting candles, handwritten notes and being nice to everyone! That being nice part includes the social web. I’ve always thought of Facebook, Twitter and all the others as online …