I was quieter than usual on social media and the blog in January and February. Partly because I know y’all were probably sick of me after my nonstop Holiday Gift Guide posting in December;). But also because shortly after the holidays we found out we were expecting and our normal day-to-day life came to a screeching halt.
Today I am thrilled to partner with Mary Flo Ridley and Megan Michelson of the The Birds and the Bees to give you pointers on how to talk to your children about…sex. Now before you brush this post off thinking your children are too young to broach this subject, think again! Starting these conversations happens “sooner that you think” and I am sharing why in today’s post.
There has been an explosion of home-based, multilevel marketing type businesses over the past decade. It is no surprise that women are latching on to these type of companies because they can make an earning on a flexible schedule and, if they have children, maybe even stay at home. But this trend has brought up a lot of etiquette issues. I can’t tell you how many emails I receive about this very topic. Finally, I am addressing it (or going to try to address it!).
This “what to say” post comes in the form of a children’s book. It is one of the most precious books I’ve read in a long time and its words and illustrations give children, and adults for that matter, comfort and maybe even peace after the death of a loved one.
I truly believe most people want to do or say the right things when loved ones are suffering, but often times they don’t know what that entails. So today I am sharing an interview with Sarah Adams, founder of Mamie’s Poppy Plates, about tangible things we can do or say when friends or loved ones suffer from stillbirth or infant loss. You will be moved reading Sarah’s story in her own words and inspired by how she turned her family’s deep loss into a non-profit organization that is providing tangible mementos to grieving families around the country. Read More
Today I am giving some simple tips (and phrases!) to make thank you note writing a breeze and introducing you to a Dallas-based stationery company that I think you will love. Bonus: they are giving one DoSayGive reader a lovely stationery package!
Some people might think grammar just isn’t a big deal. (After all, who really cares if you use “whom” correctly?) But I would argue that it is important. After all, how we speak and write reflects on our professionalism and intelligence. Whether I am proposing a blog collaboration or just sending an email to my child’s teacher, I want to project my best self and I am sure you do, too!
For most of my life I thought the acceptable response to a compliment was to quickly shoot it down or deny it. But in recent years I’ve realized that kind of false humility is not really becoming at all. (And can actually make the complimenter feel bad for saying it in the first place!)