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What to Wear to a Semi-Formal Dinner

Oftentimes, companies and other organizations host semi-formal dinners in which their employees or members take part. Sometimes, choosing what to wear when invited to a semi-formal dinner can become problematic. When choosing semi-formal attire, think of weddings where guests do not necessarily have to wear tuxedos and ball gowns, which is formal attire, but also should not wear denim and sundresses, which is casual attire. Semi-formal attire is a step down from formal attire, but is more formal than casual attire.

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Attending Autism-Related Events

Where do I take my child? My best answer is wherever I need to.But, sometimes, we take him to events that center around autism. For example, for the last five years, I have volunteered for Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles. It is one of largest walk events in the country. Throughout the year, due to planning, Autism Speaks has monthly meetings. I not only have my son at the walk event itself, but I bring him to my meetings.

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Sports Injury Prevention for Kids

While sports can be a healthy way for kids to burn off energy and build their muscles, attendant risks are associated with sports participation. Much to the chagrin of many moms, you can’t fully protect your sports player from injury. You’ll cringe every time they step foot on a football field, baseball diamond or basketball court. However, you can help your athletic kid prevent injury (and calm your nerves a bit) with some common-sense safeguards.

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Formal Dress Etiquette

Formal dress, also referred to as “formal wear” and often used synonymously with “black tie” by many, is a term used to describe the formality of the attire worn at social events such as weddings, balls and dances, and award ceremonies. Rules of dress etiquette within the category of “formal dress” are classified as black tie, black tie preferred, black tie optional and creative black tie. Although the rules of formal dress apply mostly to men, women can usually deduce the appropriate attire given the hour and location of the function.