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Take to the Table Tuesday: Road Trip Meals

by Mindy Lockard on March 8, 2011

Taking our show on the road requires thought and planning.  Especially where food  and good manners are concerned. What does food have to do with good manners? Protein. Protein stabilizes our blood sugar and keeps us from random episodes of weeping uncontrollably.  Protein, also helps our children stay happy and agreeable. Which is a good […]

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Gidget goes to Del Mar!

by Mindy Lockard on August 13, 2009

I’ve always dreamt about life in the late fifties early sixties – which is why I’m smitten with Mad Men.  But, before the men of Sterling Cooper was… I had a chance to live my Gidget dream with my very own Moon Doggie while vacationing in Del Mar, California last weekend. If you call me […]


Q&A Wednesday: Window Shade?!

by Mindy Lockard on August 11, 2009

This weeks Q&A is an actual conversation I had with Elle, my six-year-old, on a recent flight leaving San Francisco. Elle’s Q: Mom may I open my window shade? (the one she shared with Mr. Silicon Valley sitting behind her) Me: Yes, but you need to turn around and ask the gentleman if he minds […]


Traveling? Don’t forget to pack your manners…

by Mindy Lockard on March 20, 2009

With Spring Break just around the corner… here are a few tips from this month’s issue of  Looking at Lodging   “Planning ahead helps us find the proper place to stay and make sure our manners are ready to display. Let’s be honest: when we prepare to travel alone or with family, we are […]

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