Some Old Advice: Good Behavior and Social Etiquette

By: Maralee McKeeHere's a quote from a time when people thoughtfully considered in advance how their actions would impact those they connected wit...

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There’s a New McKee in the Family

By: Maralee McKee I'm happy to announce there's a new McKee in the world! No, not a two-legged one, although I'd love that most of all. This ...

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Some Old Advice: Cultivating Gracious Speech

By: Maralee McKee  Here's an etiquette book reminder from a hundred-plus years ago! Its advice seems stern for today's sensibilitie...

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Saying No to Buying Fundraising Items

When neighbors and coworkers ask you to buy items like gift wrap, candy, etc., for school fundraisers, and you just don't feel it's financially ...

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Gift Giving Manners

Can you believe that Christmas is just 66 days from today? (Eek!) Today's column is about saying no to giving without sounding like the county grinch....

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Past & Present: The Habits of Good Society

  This bit of wisdom about sharing our wisdom with others is still a relevant reminder: "Whatever the knowledge a man may possess, he m...

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A Hug? A Kiss? Or, a Handshake? Manners for Great Greetings!

A Hug, a Kiss, or a Handshake? Manners for Greetings! By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor ....And they're pouring in and overflowing my inbox. ...

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My Little Boy is Sick

By: Maralee McKee I'll admit I'm not myself today. Corbett, our six-year-old, who has been sick for almost four weeks, took a turn for the worse la...

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Past & Present: Advice from The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette

By: Maralee McKee Here's a tidbit from an antique etiquette book. This is still great advice nearly 150 years later. Why? Because it's bette...

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How to Graciously Thank Your Host

By: Maralee McKee Dear Maralee: My wife and I will be staying with the mom of a friend from college for two nights when we travel to St. Louis f...

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