Category: Gracious Living


Results of Our First Manners Mentor Reader Survey!

    By Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Greetings! In what will become an annual event, I sent out our first reader survey in J...

How to Apologize: The 7 Steps Of a Sincere Apology

How to Apologize: The 7 Steps Of a Sincere Apology

How to apologize can be the key to getting true forgiveness and moving a relationship forward in a positive way. Let's look at seven tips for apologiz...

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

The Best Airplane Etiquette Tips for Making Flying Less Stressful



How To Graciously Handle a Constant Complainer

                            By: Ma...


Father’s Day Etiquette for Blended Families

    By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor If only all family dynamics for Father's Day were as simple and straightforward as the pr...


How to Politely Interrupt

    By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor "Excuse me for a second! May I Interrupt You?" Depending on what we're doing at the mo...

how to be everyone's favorite wedding guest

How to Be Everyone’s Favorite Wedding Guest

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor It's an honor to be invited to someone's wedding. And with that honor comes some special wedding gu...

when to stand and why

When to Stand and Why

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor It seems like it should be simple enough to know when it's polite for us to stand to welcome or say...

grocery cart etiquette

Grocery Cart Etiquette —You’re Going to Wish Everyone Used This!

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Grocery cart etiquette -- at first thought it might seem silly or odd -- but keep reading! Knowing ...

How to Graciously RSVP That You Can't Attend

How To Graciously RSVP That You Can’t Attend

Saying no can be hard, especially when it's a no to an invitation. Here's how to graciously RSVP that you can't attend. By: Maralee McKee, Mann...