The joys of a Southern childhood are plentiful, and the guidelines of Southern parenting are golden.

1. Thou shalt monogram.

Do those initials look good on a diaper bag?  As a Southern parent, you will be monogramming anything that doesn’t move, so this is a serious consideration when naming your baby.  But whatever you do, don’t forget the last name goes in the middle!  Douglas Grant Olson can’t be seen with a crimson and white “DOG” bag.  Lord have mercy, no.

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