Manners & More From Around the Web (Week Seven)





















By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor

A weekly curation of links I love from around the web! You’ll find a mixture of helpful, inspirational, informational, and fun posts that span manners and so much more. I’ve gathered them all for your perusal and enjoyment!






  • Panic attacks are my Achilles’ heel. They have been since I was in my early twenties. Mine tend to occur while driving and in large open areas like shopping malls. If you’ve ever had one, you know you’ll do just about anything not to have another one. Here are 31 actually helpful tips for dealing with panic attacks from people who have them. Tip numbers three, six, and thirteen are ones I use regularly because they help me. If you have or have had panic attacks and have advice, I’d love to know it. You can always reach me by email at


  • You have to love Judge Judy! In this short clip, the good judge wants us to know a few situations where she does not approve of texting. She also wants to know whether anyone has written a book on the subject. Her bailiff, Byrd, tells her it’s probably online. Judge Judy, I haven’t dedicated an entire book to the subject, but Byrd’s still right, since I have posted almost a book’s worth of blog posts on this very topic. I agree with everything Judge Judy says in this video clip, as you’ll see in the posts you’ll find below the clip:


From the Blog

I’ll be back later this week with another Thanksgiving-focused manners post for you. If you missed The 7 Manners of Thanksgiving post I emailed on Friday, please check it out!

Blessings on your week,

maralee's signature





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! Maralee is a native and life-long resident of Orlando. Before entering the etiquette arena, she worked in management and ministry. She's proud to be Kent's wife and Marc and Corbet's mom. She hates laundry, and loves quality tea, London, and Savannah, Southern cooking, dressing up and dressing down, and Miss Lilly the Wonder Sheltie. You can find her picture if you scroll to the footer of this page. Isn't she the cutest dog ever?!!! PS: Because everyone always asks her, "What's your etiquette pet peeve?" It's people who talk on their phones in public restrooms. The person on the other end of the phone must wonder, "What's that noise. It sounds, it couldn't be." Plus, everyone else in the bathroom is held hostage to a one-sided conversation usually shouted to try and cover up the noises. It would be comical if it weren't plain wrong on many levels. ;)

5 Traits of Great Friends

5 Traits of Great Friends

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor For a decade the mega-popular TV show Friends showed us that great friends co...

10 Unique Habits of Remarkably Gracious Ladies

10 Unique Habits of Remarkably Gracious Ladies

    By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor For good or for bad, our habits form and define us. The hab...

How to Graciously End All Your Conversations

How to Graciously End Conversations

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor How can you conclude every conversation on a high note? How can yo...

Enjoy This Post? Never Miss Another!

Subscribe to Maralee's email list and receive all her new posts directly in your inbox.

Buy Manners that Matter for Moms now!