Mother’s Day Gift Giving Tips

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I thought I would share my gift giving tips. Let’s start with the ground rules: You are NOT buying for yourself (This is perhaps the most common mistake). Just because you love something, doesn’t mean the other person is going to.  For example, my mom and I have an […]

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Physician Practices: Giving Your Physicians Enough Time

I have been in healthcare almost twenty years and we still struggle to give physicians enough time and it is because we are unable to think outside the box.  When I go to the hair salon, I don’t wait more than 5 minutes past my appointment time as a standard.  They recognize that I am […]

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Ask Southern: Keeping It Real

Dear SSS, Does your evening system with your husband ever not work?  Or does it always go like clockwork? Sincerely, Keeping It Real   Keeping It Real, Thank you for thinking it might go like clockwork. It doesn’t … we are humans and life happens and the thing we do really well (98% of the […]

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Leap Day Tips for Leaping Up or Leaping Out of Your Job Rut

Recently, I have had several conversations with friends and peers about being unhappy in their job and wanting more or something different.  And many times we just don’t know how to go after the something more or different.  So here are my tips for getting out of your work rut or taking advantage of where […]

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Ask Southern: Melasma

I recently have run into several people who have asked me about how I treated my post-baby Melasma. Never fear, I have tried a lot of things and can help you find a treatment for you.  I am listing them in order of most expensive to least expensive. Peels: I tried some at home peels, […]

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Ask SSS: Equally Confused

Dear Style,   How can women claim credit for “teamwork” – in response to the economic assertion in this article that successful teams credit men more than women: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/upshot/when-teamwork-doesnt-work-for-women.html? Equally Confused   Dear Equally Confused, I believe that there are parts of the country and/or business sectors where for the most part women are treated […]

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Ask Southern: Saving Money as a Busy Working Mom

I have had several of you ask questions about how we save money or how we shop, and I have a steadfast rule – it has to be easy and quick or I am not going to do it.  I just don’t have time.  So here are the easy things we do. Ebates  – This is a […]

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As Seen on Today Parenting: 2016 The Year of Southern Hospitality (Starting with our Children)

At the Style household we have committed that 2016 will be our year of demonstrating Southern Hospitality in our home, work, and community. To kick of this resolution, we are teaching our children what this idea of Southern Hospitality means. At its purest intention we believe Southern Hospitality embraces four key concepts. Welcoming – Making […]

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Bringing Southern Hospitality to Your Physician Practice: Building the Right Schedule

I love the holidays, because we get to see distant family that we don’t see that often.  But it never fails, being in healthcare I get to hear all the good and the bad from family about their doctor. 2015 holidays were no different. Mr. Style’s aunt pulled me aside and tells me she has […]

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Southern Hospitality: Neighbors

A theme this year for me is bringing southern hospitality to your workplace and to your home. Southern hospitality is a phrase used in American English to describe the stereotype of residents of the Southern United States as particularly warm, sweet, and welcoming to visitors to their homes, or to the South in general. Mr. […]

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