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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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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