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Maralee McKee

About Maralee McKee

Maralee McKee is the founder of Manners Mentor. With her best-friend style, sense of humor, and knack for updating etiquette to meet our modern sensibilities, she has been referred to as "Sandra Bullock meets Emily Post!" Maralee shows you how to become the best version of yourself. No fluff. No pretense. Just you at your authentic best! The person you were always meant to be! To learn more about Maralee click on the "Meet Maralee" or "New? Start Here" links at the top of this page.
How to show thanks around the Thanksgiving Table — Six unique and memorable ideas! #Thanksgiving #GratitudeTree #GivingThanks #IdeasForShowingGratitude

How to Say Thanks Around Your Thanksgiving Table — Unique and Memorable Ideas

Saying thanks around our Thanksgiving table is the core of Thanksgiving Day. The holiday is a special 24 hours set aside for us not only to be...

15 easy and beautiful ways to decorate your Thanksgiving table something for every taste and budget.

15 Beautiful and Easy Ways to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table

How to decorate the Thanksgiving table stumps a lot of us. I know from too much personal experience and from too many hours spent on Pinterest year af...

Thanksgiving is such a lovely holiday, but with all the cooking, cleaning, traveling, and extra people in the house, it can feel overwhelming. Whether you're a host or guest this year, here are 7 manners that will help you navigate the day with authentic warmth and make this Thanksgiving one of your favorite. #thanksgiving #etiquette #manners #thanksgivingdinner

The 7 Manners of Thanksgiving. Don’t Show Up Without Them!

Not every Thanksgiving gathering is as perfect as depicted in a Norman Rockwell illustration. The day can get "real" really fast. These seven Thanksgi...

The Top Manners for Traveling With Style at 30,000 Feet

The Best Airplane Etiquette Tips for Making Flying Less Stressful

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Here's an odd thing about flying. When passengers were polled about their top complaints concerning the ...


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 scenarios that share a common thread: knowing how to handle the situations s...

10 Unique Habits of Remarkably Gracious Ladies

10 Unique Habits of Remarkably Gracious Ladies

Here are ten habits of gracious ladies (and gentlemen) that we can all make our own. When we put them into practice, we'll be gracious, confident, and...

How to Graciously End All Your Conversations

How to Graciously End Conversations

What makes for a good conversation? It's not just about starting well. It's about ending on a high note so that the other person is eager to enjoy fut...


Trick or Treat Manners for Kids and Grown-Ups, Too!


The Etiquette of Letting Others Know You Won't Be Buying as Many Gifts This Year

How to Graciously Let Others Know You Won’t Be Buying Them a Gift This Year

How do you tell people you won't by buying them Christmas gifts this year? For your news to be well-received, you need to address both the practical a...

Can You Pass This Modern Manners Quiz?

Do You Know Your Etiquette I.Q.? Find Out Here!

Etiquette and manners best practices are often not what our first instincts tell us. Take this fun modern manners and etiquette quiz and put your...