Tag: Family

Thanksgiving Etiquette

Dashing between two competing turkey dinners? Dreading the moment your lout of a brother-in-law starts talking politi…

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Celebrate Mama

Good gracious, Mother’s Day is coming right up! Time to book those brunch reservations and shop for cards. As f…

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Stressed-Out Auntie

Dear Annabel Manners,   Here is another Christmas question. I come from a large family with lots of nieces and nephew…

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Thank-You Note No-No

Dear Annabel Manners,    My kids (ages 15, 13, and 9) have not been good about sending thank you notes to two out of …

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What Is A Sip And See?

Dear Annabel Manners,    I hope you can help. My husband and I have a 2-month-old. This summer, we are flying across …

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Mother’s Day Dilemma

Dear Annabel Manners,    I am planning to take my mom out for brunch this Sunday for Mother’s Day. The question…

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Bat Mitzvah Bother

Dear Annabel,    I need some help. This is about my niece’s upcoming bat mitzvah. My invitation was addressed t…

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Wrap Stars

Hello Annabel,   My nieces, both 3, have been taught that “helping” others open gifts is acceptable. My h…

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Bridesmaid Revisited

Dear Annabel Manners, I’m a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding in northern California. (I live in L.A.) I …

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Knot Cool

Long-distance phone conversations with my mother always include three elements:   1. Comparative weather reports 2. S…

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Foul Feast

Dear Annabel Manners,    I have this awful cousin — let’s call her Trashy Tia. The girl has zero manners.…

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Wedding Bell Blues

Dear Annabel Manners,   I’m a would-be bride in a pickle, and I hope you can help. I’m currently planning…

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Princess of Tides

As I write this, I’m missing my family and wishing we were vacationing on Sullivan’s Island. A wraparound…

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