So, hi, Sherry. I carefully read this article by you — and I must say it disappointed me. I don’t know if the errors I highlighted in it will show up on the reference copy that’s tagged here; probably not. Let me give you an overall picture:
30 incorrect punctuation uses (including 28 comma splices)
2 improper word uses (an extra word where it shouldn’t be, and a wrong word homophone)
1 major misspelling (it’s McDonald’s)
Now, I only bring this up because your article took great pains to point out that grammar is important, and to make sure we use proper punctuation.
You’re a professional writer admonishing other writers about good writing…and about proofreading BEFORE you hit “Publish”. Words to live by.