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Archive for the Out and About Etiquette Category

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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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 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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5 Tips for Holiday Party Guests

Ho, ho, ho! The holiday season is upon us and with that comes the holiday party. A neighborhood gathering, office party or festive occasion with old friends all call for you […]

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First Impressions

We all have our favorites, right? Favorite song, TV show, food, movie, child. Oops – NO favorite child! I admit to having a favorite class I teach.  I love teaching it […]

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The Art of Time

Punctuality is the politeness of kings. ~ Attributed to Louis XVIII of France While the term “on time” may be fairly straightforward, it actually can take on different meanings, depending on the […]

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Did You Know #9

An Unexpected Act of Kindness Remember all the talk about “random acts of kindness?” The reason why there was so much buzz about it was because it promotes civility. Civility […]

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Did You Know #7

The Magic Words Inspire civility in your everyday life by using the magic words!  We learned them when we were toddlers and they should be used all day, every day […]

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Did You Know? #3

Did You Know……The Ins and Outs of Doors As you go through a door, look behind you and notice if another is following you through the doorway. It’s always nice to […]

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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!