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!

Does, “No Gifts, Please” Really Mean I Shouldn’t Bring a Present?

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Happy Birthday! If today isn't your special day, it definitely falls somewhere between tomorrow ...


The Top Ten Manners Your Child Needs to Know and Use

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor, Inc. All good parents love and want the best for their children. We're hardwired, or, more accurately, heart-wi...

Manners That Matter for Moms

“Manners That Matter for Moms” Book, 10 Chances to Win A Copy Monday

By: Maralee McKee Greetings! My heart is beating faster than normal today. My hands are shaky. The butterflies are zooming through my stomach....


Where’s Maralee, Mommy Guilt, and Win My New Book

By: Maralee McKee You're receiving this blog because in the past (it could have been months or years), you subscribed on-line or when you heard m...


Adoption Etiquette —What Adoptive Parents Want You to Know

By: Maralee McKee The McKee baby-making factory is out of business. I’d love to have another child, but after two babies, two miscarriages, and...


Bodily Noise Etiquette….Really!

  By: Maralee McKee A whole post about bodily noise etiquette? Really??? I know that burps and — um — “not burps” seem li...


7 Ways to Shine as a Party Guest & an Update on My Son

By: Maralee McKee Greetings!   …and we’re off! It didn’t take long for Christmas to get into full gear this year, did it? ...

7 Ways to Text with Graciousness and Savvy

Seven Ways to Text with Graciousness and Savvy

By: Maralee McKee Greetings! Texting etiquette hasn’t reached the heights of the tsunami of texts we send every day because no other techno...


Want to be Real and Polite? Here’s How!

By: Maralee McKee Greetings! You’ve been missed! I’m glad to be back! Allow me to fill you in on all the latest in McKee Land! (If y...

Cut, Twirl, or Spoon? Fun Spaghetti Etiquette

Cut, Twirl, or Spoon? Fun Etiquette for How to Eat Spaghetti

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Cut, Twirl, or Spoon? Fun Etiquette for How to Eat Spaghetti Spaghetti, my youngest son’...