Category: Mom Manners & Kids, Too

From play dates to prom, here are 21st Century life skills to show our children how to shine today and thrive on their own as they grow!

The Etiquette of Brining Meals to Friends

Ten Savvy Tips for Providing Meals for Your Friends

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Providing meals for your friends is a gracious gift. When done right, it's one that lasts long in their memor...

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How to Instill a Heart for Manners in Your Child

How to Instill a Heart for Manners In Your Child

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor As moms and dads we want to raise our children in a way that helps them grow up into great adults. ...

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor

The Best Ways to Ask for a Favor—15-plus Must Knows

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor In Funny Girl, the 1960s Broadway musical and then the movie of the same name, the world was introduced to a...

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Should We Still Say “Yes, Ma’am!” and “No, Sir.”

By: Maralee McKee "I'll be waiting to pick you up!" I assured Marc. "I'll be standing right here when you get out!" He shifted his backpack, gav...

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Five Ways to Be a Fantastic Godmother

Five Ways to Be a Fantastic Godmother

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor You were asked to be the Godmother of your dear friend's baby. When first asked, you were humbled, surprised an...

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The Top 7 Courtesies of Happy Homes

The Top 7 Courtesies of Happy Homes

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Leo Tolstoy began Anna Karenina with his famous line, “All happy families resemble one another….” He...

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