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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79% of Your Life You Won’t Have This and You’ll Miss It

By: Maralee McKee Both my boys went back to school today.   I'm surrounded by too much quiet. It was wonderful for a few hours, but now the q...

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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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In Memory of Molly

By: Maralee McKee Before we jump into the etiquette portion of our time together, allow me to share what's happened in our family. Today, there's...

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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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the etiquette of what time to arrive at business and social events

The Best Time to Arrive at Business and Social Events

By: Maralee Mckee, Manners Mentor This week the spotlight is on the best time to arrive at business and social events. Should you show up fifte...

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