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Newborn babies bring so much joy to new parents, friends and family alike. Undoubtedly, everyone gets very excited about seeing and being a part of the newborn experience, but this can also be somewhat of a stressful time for parents, especially if it’s their first child. This May our first Common Courtesy baby was born! […]

July 23, 2019

Newborn Baby Etiquette

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With a stronger emphasis on culture and employee satisfaction, companies often host events like happy hours or celebration parties to provide a venue for employees to blow off steam and build stronger relationships. If done correctly, these social settings can be extremely impactful in developing trust and camaraderie with colleagues that can offer long-lasting benefits […]

July 3, 2019

The Work Happy Hour

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Social media is a scary place. Although it’s given us intimate access to the lives of people near and far, it’s also shown us a pattern of negative behavior and lack of kindness, consideration and empathy for others. Ironically, the anonymity of a social profile has given a voice for some to spew hate for […]

April 7, 2019

Dealing with a Social Media Troll

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Your girl group split up, and the squad just isn’t the same anymore. Two of your good friends are on the outs, and it doesn’t look like a reconciliation is near. You are feeling stuck in the middle and want to remain friends with both of your girls. Their argument feels more like a personality […]

March 26, 2019

Caught in the Middle of Two Friends

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We’re going to give people the benefit of the doubt that they mean well, and curiosity just gets the best of them. Still, this doesn’t make you feel any less uncomfortable when someone asks a personal or even rude question. Often, you can get away with not even dignifying the intrusiveness with a response. But, […]

March 13, 2019

Courteous Clapbacks to Common Nosy Questions

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Hi Courtesy Crew! It’s Christin. How’s it going in your world? Let’s just say things are crazier than normal in mine. As some of you may know, I’m currently six months pregnant with my first child. My husband and I are soooo excited. We’ve been together for 10 years (married for 5), and finally decided […]

March 13, 2019

How to Plan the Perfect Babymoon

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It’s the age-old conundrum… who pays for the first date. Most traditional women and men will say it’s the man’s responsibility to pick up the tab. Still, some progressive men and even feminist argue that women should be treated equally, and a man picking up the tab is a form of misogyny. Regardless of how […]

February 25, 2019

Who Pays for the First Date?

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Although it might not feel like it yet, spring is right around the corner. We’re looking forward to less snow, warmer temps and more PARTIES! Spring tends to kick off a season of events ranging from casual BBQs to formal weddings. Regardless of how casual an event is, most hosts want you to confirm or […]

February 25, 2019

Stop Being a Flake – RSVP Etiquette

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When invited to a dinner at someone’s home or attending a party with a guest of honor, it is customary to bring a hostess gift. A hostess gift is a gift for your host or hostess to thank them for the invite and their hospitality. The gift doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive; simply […]

January 6, 2019

Choosing a Hostess Gift

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We’ve seen it on popular television shows like Insecure, and at some point, we probably experienced it in real life. You meet someone, you are excited, you hang out a few times and eventually they disappear right out of thin air. Unfortunately, my friend, you have just been “ghosted”. According to Urban Dictionary, ghosting is […]

January 6, 2019

Is Ghosting Okay?

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