Am I a Conversation Downer?

By: Maralee McKee Want to make sure you're never the conversational downer whom others would rather avoid? Ask yourself this question the next...

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79% of Your Life You Won’t Have This and You’ll Miss It

By: Maralee McKee Both my boys went back to school today.   I'm surrounded by too much quiet. It was wonderful for a few hours, but now t...

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In Memory of Molly

By: Maralee McKee Before we jump into the etiquette portion of our time together, allow me to share what's happened in our family. Today, there's...

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How to Graciously Handle an Embarrassing Burp!

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor How to Graciously Handle an Embarrassing Burp! I know it's embarrassing as all get-out at the time, but everyone b...

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Etiquette Q&A About Sneezing, Talking to the Big Boss, Tipping the Dog Groomer & Eating Chicken

As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for! I asked for your etiquette questions, and they've poured in! It's funny, I'll be reading one rea...

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Mother’s Day Manners for Flowers at Church —A Quick Look

By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor I once suffered a miscarriage shortly before Mother’s Day. When I entered the sanctuary that Sunday, an ush...

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