Kelly’s Blog

Diners Misbehaving at Dinner

I have a renewed appreciation for servers of the world because, quite honestly, we diners are not always the best mannered. And yes, although servers could always use a bit of dining awareness, the stories of REALLY rude diners are plentiful! Here are a few friendly reminders for when you venture out to eat next time.

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This ONE Attitude Could Change Our Political Climate

I just can’t help myself! I must make my political views known!

Before you read ahead to find out if I’m a donkey, an elephant, or still touring the zoo, please know that my political party is unique. Its’ characteristics and talking points are unlike anything you’ll likely ever witness during our nation’s election mania.

I am not a DEM, or REP or IND.

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How To Be A Poor Sport This Season

If your house is like ours, we are in the middle of the spring sports season with our kids. Even if your Glory Days are in the past and you’ve […]

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Driving a BMW and Your Place Setting

What’s the connection between driving a BMW and your place setting? Imagine yourself seated at the table at a beautiful wedding (napkin in lap of course). Notice the many utensils, […]

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Don’t Tweet This If You Want to Be A Pageant Queen

  This blog is dedicated to all the Miss Seattles out there. Those of you who think your social media interactions aren’t part of your personal branding. Personal branding?  Why […]

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Celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week

I’m a believer that deep down inside everyone wants to be nice. Each person wants to do the right and good thing. It makes us feel better. I’m pretty certain that readers of my blog are the same people that each day enact several random and not-so-random acts of kindness. This blog post is especially for you.

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One Courteous Driving Move That Involves The Entire Hand, Not Just One Finger.

Road rage. It’s all the rage. As our lives become increasingly busy and our drive times get longer, no wonder there’s so much talk about the not-so-mannerly acts committed on […]

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The Connection Between Happiness and Good Manners

  My current read is  The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. This cool little book details Gretchen’s one-year intentional focus on happiness. As I read, the connection between happiness and […]

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The Gossip

You see her coming. You DON’T want to hear it! You know that gossip leads to trouble and is poor manners. We see it with teenage girls and women whose […]

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Gift Giving Dilemma

Kristin shared her recent holiday gift situation: A friend recently stopped by and dropped off a beautiful Christmas gift for our family. I didn’t get her family a present and can’t afford to match […]

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Nothing's Finer Than A Fine Young Diner

Use these table manners tips to turn your child into a delightful diner!  Read Kelly’s article as featured in Eastern Home and Travel Magazine.

fine young diner article

Pack Your Manners

Traveling with kids? Read Kelly’s article as published in Eastern Home & Travel

Networking Etiquette: What Do You Know?

Thank you to Team Network for having me as their guest speaker at their Netfast in Rockville, MD. Click on the link to watch our netiquette discussion.

Team Network Netfast

Manners Schmanners! Read Kelly’s Interview in FindIt Frederick!