Category: Gracious Living

Am I a Conversation Downer?

By: Maralee McKee Want to make sure you're never the conversational downer whom others would rather avoid? Ask yourself this question the next...

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Good Manners for Goodbyes

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Today's etiquette tips offer you skills for gracious goodbyes. How can you conclude every conve...

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Thank you Notes: When To Send a Handwritten One, When It’s OK to Email or Text & When One’s Not Required

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Today is about the art of knowing what kind of thank-you to extend for different occasions and situations. Whe...

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How to Graciously Handle an Embarrassing Burp!

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor How to Graciously Handle an Embarrassing Burp! I know it's embarrassing as all get-out at the time, but everyone b...

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Ending Back-and-Forth Emails, Hugging When Meeting, and What to Do If You Forget Someone’s Name

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Today we look at three different etiquette subjects that share a common thread: knowing how to handle the situati...

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Q & A Day: The Role of Godparents & Applying Makeup in Public

Q & A: The Roles of Godparents & Applying Make-up in Public

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Hello and welcome to Q&A Day! This week there's a special question about the role of godparents as th...

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Etiquette Q&A About Sneezing, Talking to the Big Boss, Tipping the Dog Groomer & Eating Chicken

As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for! I asked for your etiquette questions, and they've poured in! It's funny, I'll be reading one rea...

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