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Winter Etiquette Woes on Better KC TV!

Winter Etiquette Woes on Better KC TV!

Is it okay to ask a sick co-worker to go home? Is it rude to ask my guests to take off their shoes when they come over?! It's so snowy and muddy outside! How do I respond to questions about my New Year's resolution when I just want to keep it private? We had fun...

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How To Politely Handle….

How To Politely Handle….

We all run into those sticky situations from time to time where we are not sure how to handle it - politely! We covered lots of these everyday conundrums on the Better Kansas City morning program! Nosy questions? Avoiding a hug or handshake? Did they get my gift? Can...

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Gloves, Darling!

I was asked to contribute to an etiquette experts article on modern day etiquette rules for gloves for an international glove maker, Harssidanzar. It’s such fun to think about how we can keep this gorgeous tradition alive, especially in the States. If you want to add...

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Wedding Guest Etiquette

Wedding Guest Etiquette

With wedding season upon us, and the BIG Royal wedding right around the corner, it is a good time to talk wedding guest etiquette - specifically how not to be the topic of conversation! Great wedding guest etiquette keeps the focus on the special event and the couple....

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Cold and Flu Season Etiquette

Cold and Flu Season Etiquette

The weather is giving us a little break in this area of the country, and it's starting to feel like (ahhhhh!) SPRING! Though we know better in the Midwest than to think Winter is done with us, the hope is certainly there. But one thing is for sure, the colds aren't...

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Holiday Party Etiquette on KC Live TV

Holiday Party Etiquette on KC Live TV

Wondering if you have to tip on wine at that holiday dinner? Is it okay to re-gift? How many drinks are too many at the company holiday party?? These questions and more answered on holiday party etiquette with the hosts of Kansas City Live TV!

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Etiquette in the Workplace – Landing the Job

So you’re ready to land that first job, or maybe move on to another opportunity. You’ve spent an enormous amount of time getting your resume or C.V. together, in the various forms they come in these days (remember back when it was on paper??), and you’ve finally been...

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Easy Etiquette – Approaching the Appetizer

Is there anything better than a meal of just appetizers? It’s not really a question, the answer is “no.” Appetizers and rose’, this is all I need. And half of those appetizers should consist of various forms of cheese plates, as long as I’m still planning my perfect...

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Easy Etiquette – Airplane Etiquette

Easy Etiquette – Airplane Etiquette

Air Travel Do’s and Don’ts - CF Etiquette on "Better Kansas City" All of your burning etiquette questions for air travel answered below! If I missed some, email me at cfetiquette@gmail.com. Would love to hear your questions! Honestly, is it okay for me to bring my...

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Easy Etiquette – Cell Phones

Easy Etiquette – Cell Phones

Hands-free and blue tooth cell phone options are wonderful, especially in the privacy of your car when you’re on the go. It’s safer and smarter. But what happens when people take the “on the go” convenience of hands-free cell use a bit too literally…like on the plane...

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Talking Tough Etiquette Dilemmas on KC Live!

Talking Tough Etiquette Dilemmas on KC Live!

Just talking money, religion and politics with the hosts of KC Live this morning;) Really enjoyed answering tough etiquette dilemmas from Michelle Davidson and Joel Nichols! What do you do when a political conversation becomes awkward? How do you handle guests who are...

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Talking Politics…

Talking Politics…

I think we can all agree there is no shortage of discussion this election year, no matter what side of the aisle you sit. Even if you’re not following the daily news updates, you’re probably watching humorous political clips your friends sent you from Jimmy Fallon or...

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The Dinner Party!

The Dinner Party!

Sitting down to a shrimp boil at our house. What more do you need?!:) Delicious crusty bread not shown in picture.... Alright, before we get into the ever impassioned topic of the dinner party, please indulge me in a short qualifier of what I mean when I refer to a...

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Snowed In ❄️❄️🎄 Thankful for chasing these turkeys 🦃 Happy Thanksgiving 🍽🍁 Turkey Day Prep ❄️ 💙 these scenes from a full house children’s dining etiquette class last evening. Even though we are close to the holidays and all of the upcoming opportunities to put our...

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Air Travel Etiquette with Children

Air Travel Etiquette with Children

The pilots told them to make themselves at home 🙂 We just returned from a vacation with our children that totaled almost 18 hours in airports or airplanes from start to finish. I’m not complaining because there was a beach in between, but this topic is fresh in my...

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“Restaurant Training” for Children

“Restaurant Training” for Children

A rousing game of "Go Fish" is always a win. This topic comes up all the time! Tell me you haven’t discussed this with your friends. When I was talking to my friends about developing different children’s etiquette classes, I heard this idea more than once. We talk...

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About Courtney

Courtney was trained by the prestigious Emily Post Institute, the leading standard in the field of etiquette. She is the only etiquette instructor in the Kansas City area with this training. As a wife and mom to three boys ages 10 and under, her everyday is filled with backyard adventures, bug hunts, Lego-building sessions, and lots of dirt and mud.

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