Be a Woman of Influence

Be a Woman of Influence

John Adams, the second president of the United States, said: “From all that I had read of history and government of human life and manners, I had drawn this conclusion, that the manners of women were the most infallible barometer to ascertain the degree of morality and virtue of a nation.” —Dee Jepsen, Women Beyond Equal Rights (Waco: Word, 1984), quoted in James Robinson, Attack on the Family (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1981), 33.

The role of women in society cannot be filled by any other. Women uniquely influence the family and the community. Typically, they still manage the home, provide the meals, select the clothing, chauffeur the children, volunteer at school, church, clubs—the list is almost endless. Over ninety percent of women also work a part- or full-time job.Continue reading

Invitation Etiquette

Invitation Etiquette

An invitation announces and celebrates the milestones of life. Whether it’s a wedding, baby shower, graduation, birthday, anniversary or a new home, our joy would not be complete without others. The affair may be formal or informal, but the invitation is the vehicle through which we communicate the happy news. An invitation comes in many forms, but it must always include the 4 W’s.Continue reading

How to Avoid That Awkward Date

How to Avoid That Awkward Date

So, what is a “date”? Letitia Baldrige, world-famous etiquette expert, defines a date as any time two people agree to meet on a specific day at a specific time for the purpose of doing something special. Often we think of a date only in a romantic context, but we also set dates with our family and friends.Continue reading

Six Tips to Minimize Back-to-School Stress

Six Tips to Minimize Back-to-School Stress

The return to school is a time of excitement and can be a time of anxiety for families. The carefree days of summer have ended and early mornings, long days, and packed schedules resume.

Here are six tips that can help reduce back-to-school stress. Continue reading

The Powerful Influence of a Lady

The Powerful Influence of a Lady

“Have you met Chantal? She is such a lovely lady.” A casual comment like this, said in a positive tone, has the power to endear one person to another, or to create outrage. The difference lies with the person who hears the comment and how she defines what a “lady” is. Continue reading