Category: Gracious Living

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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How to Graciously End All Your Conversations

How to Graciously End Conversations

We all enjoy great conversations with others. We enjoy them even more when we end conversations on a high note, with the other person(s) thinking well...

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10 Unique Habits of Remarkably Gracious Ladies

10 Unique Habits of Remarkably Gracious Ladies

Let's sand down our rough edges and polish up our manners. Here are ten habits of gracious ladies that not only will keep us gracious but will make us...

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Simple, Savvy, Sincere Ways to Show Your Love

5 Simple, Savvy, Sincere Ways to Show Your Love

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor You've probably heard the much quoted joke about the couple that's been married for decades. The wi...

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How to Make This Your Best Year Ever

How to Make This Your Best Year Ever

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor You can make this your best year ever. No New Year's resolutions required! That's a good thing, because while...

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Teaching your child to say thank you authentically and consistently isn't as hard as you might think. Here are five skills to put into practice that makes doing so almost easy! #childrensmanners #expressinggratitude #thankyou #childrensmanners

5 Tips for Getting Your Child to Say Thank You at Christmas and Always

Getting our children to say thank you and actually mean it isn't easy, but it's more than possible! Here are the five most important tips for how to t...

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The Five Manners of Great Christmas Party Conversations

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Whether you have ten parties on your calendar or just one or two, Christmas is in full swing, and now's the t...

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The 5 Manners of What Not to Ask at a Christmas…or Any Party

Knowing what not to say is often more important than knowing what to say. Here are five manners for what not to ask at a party - at Christmas or any t...

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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...

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How to Say Grace Amazingly Well This Thanksgiving and Any Time

Saying grace before a meal, whether you're the host or guest, can be nerve-wracking. Here's the etiquette of how to say grace amazing well in all situ...

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