I wrote a post about boys’ manners last year and I’ve had it on my mind to write a follow up about girls’ manners. You would think that with three daughters a post on girls’ manners would come naturally for me. But I suppose I put a lot of pressure on myself to make this post really impactful. After all, one of the purposes of this blog is to teach loveliness, grace, and refinement to this next generation. Read More
I’ve been asked many times: what manners should I be teaching my children? I am starting with boys’ manners today. Now I know I don’t have boys, but I am married to a man who was raised right so I have gleaned a lot from him. I also consulted my sister, who has three boys, as well as a few boy mom friends!
I am always on the lookout for beautiful stationery. There are so many wonderful companies out there but today I wanted to highlight one out of Birminghlam, AL that is making Southern-inspired stationery available to people all over the country. Plus, they are giving DoSayGive readers a very special offer on children’s letterpress stationery.
One of the truest signs of grace and refinement is how you treat those that work for and around you. Christmas is the traditional time to do year-end thanking to our housekeepers, nail technicians, hair stylists and more. But sometimes we don’t know what’s appropriate or enough. So I’ve put together a little guide that will help you remember all those who help you throughout the year.
Every weekend as I’m driving around town I see so many houses whose front yards are just covered in toilet paper. I feel so sorry for those homeowners because it looks like such a nightmare to clean up! So I thought it would be worthwhile to explore the “etiquette” of toilet papering a home and tell you about a great alternative that the children in Dallas are going nuts over (as well as a fun giveaway for DoSayGive readers!)
Sometimes things get a little stressful around the holidays, don’t you think? As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I thought it’d be fun to put together a list of Pre-Holiday “To Dos” – ways to help us keep our grace and our cool for a more delightful holiday season.
There’s a growing trend in our culture that it’s perfectly acceptable to ignore emails, phone calls, or Facebook messages from people who are inquiring of our assistance. I don’t know if it’s a generational thing or a result of our society’s burden with busyness (and thus forgetfulness!), but I want to plead the case that it’s still quite important to acknowledge anyone who takes the time to reach out to you.
I believe the truest sign of refinement is how you treat those serving or working for you. This might be the barista at your local coffee shop, the cleaning ladies that whirl around your house every two weeks, or yes, even your Uber driver.