Air Travel Made Easy: 10 Ways to Avoid Disaster and Plan the Perfect Trip

 Air Travel Made Easy: 10 Ways to Avoid Disaster and Plan the Perfect Trip

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

Travel can expose us to different cultures, diverse styles of dress, beautiful sights, new and cherished relationships, and tantalizing foods! But for many, the mere thought of pulling out luggage, braving the airport, and surviving hours flying at 30,000 feet in a cattle car leaves them panicked.

Whether you are preparing for a family vacation, a bucket list adventure, a search for warmer climate, or a business trip—air travel can be daunting. What makes the difference? Preparation. Here are 10 tips for making your journey a smooth and smart experience.Continue reading

10 Skills Every Child Should Possess

10 Skills Every Child Should Possess

Children are often encouraged to “put on their best manners” when a guest comes to their home or when they go to an important event — as though “putting on” their best manners was like putting on a special outfit they might wear. The real goal should be to have manners become a part of them. But who should teach children to be civil and well-mannered?

Importance of Parenting
A parent is the most important teacher in a child’s life. Children learn what behavior and manners are important based on what they see and hear at home. Those lessons are daily and lasting. Continue reading

A Lifestyle Inspired By Grace

A Lifestyle Inspired By Grace

“The manner, deportment or language which renders a person appropriate and agreeable, suitable and elegant with appropriate dignity.” GRACE as defined in the Webster’s dictionary

Grace. Graceful. Gracious. I love these words. When I think of these powerful words they bring to mind fluidity of life, of movement, of being. My desire is to live a life that exemplifies grace. When others think of me, I want to be remembered as a person who extended grace in all situations. I would like to be thought of as one who communicates gracefulness, not only in movement, but also in the way I approach people with ease and poise. I want others to see graciousness in me, through my kindness, hospitality and warmth.Continue reading

Traveling By Air With Young Children

Traveling By Air With Young Children

Air travel spells S-T-R-E-S-S by most everyone that flies today. The planning, packing, check-in, security, boarding, delays, and baggage can tire even the most seasoned traveler, add traveling with children, and the stress escalates.   Sandi Galloway, an Associate with Final Touch Finishing School, has spent much of her adult life intimately involved with the airline industry. Here are her suggestions to make flying with children less stressful and safe.Continue reading

Posting Photos on Social Media

Posting Photos on Social Media

“Nothing about being polite is simple. Being polite requires thought, planning, awareness, and self-control.”  Deborah King

Imagine you are an honored guest at a wedding, graduation, funeral, or the birth of a baby, and you decide to use your phone to snap a few photos to share with your friends on social media. After all, the event is touching. Stop! Snapping and posting without permission could ruin, or at the very least tarnish, a friendship.Continue reading