January 29, 2016
Today's tip is to help you when setting the table. Here are the traditional ways to set an informal and a formal setting. It is also good practice for the kids!
Etiquette and proper table manners have become somewhat of a lost art. Does the family wait for you to sit down at the table before they begin eating or are they halfway done with the meal you prepared when you arrive? Good manners is more than just using the right fork.
After having hosted a variety of people from many different cultures, good table manners reflects respect for others and appreciation for the hard work that went in to preparing their meal.
I encourage you to take the time occasionally and enjoy time spent around the table, preparing your kids for that special event they will eventually attend without you. What will their table manners reflect?