I love Thanksgiving. It’s definitely my favorite holiday of the year. Aside from the fact that the food is really good, I like it because a) it doesn’t require me to buy gifts for anyone, and b) school, practices, games and activities are all canceled, which means that I don’t have to drive carpool - anywhere - for four entire days. Ahhh.
Are you secretly dreading this time of year because you know you'll be running around like a crazy person trying to fit it all in?
Do you wish you could just sit back and enjoy the holidays with your family instead of trying to coordinate 25 different events?
My most cherished Thanksgiving took place several years ago, when my children were all under 10.
At that point, most of our Thanksgivings had been at home. My husband and I both hate to venture out on Thanksgiving weekend. We especially despise traveling with three kids who relish bickering in public places like airports and relatives’ houses. So for years we stayed put. We usually entertained a mélange of friends and family with a simple, casual meal and a lot of football playing and TV watching.
There was a time when I’d wake up the day after Thanksgiving at 5 AM to drive 90 miles to Seattle to shop. But two things were different then: I didn’t have a child (and thus, complete respect for sleep), and the sales began "early" at 7 AM.
The following is a guest post by Ashley Grimaldo from Kinoliinc.com.
This Thanksgiving will be just as chaotic as last year.
Whether you’re going to be slaving away over a hot stove and playing host to family and friends on Thanksgiving, or you’re slated to attend a dinner elsewhere, you’ll no doubt encounter a little bit of familial stress along the way.
I woke up the morning after Halloween with a tiny bit of a sugar hangover.
It's the same thing year after year. After collecting enough candy to fill a football stadium and eating enough candy to keep every dentist in this city in business for years to come, the children fall into deep sleep filled with dreams of Skittles, Twizzlers and chocolate bars.
What’s the best part of Thanksgiving dinner? While some say turkey, and others hold out for the pumpkin pie, our favorites have to be the delicious side dishes!
So to help you get your creative juices flowing when it comes to menu-planning this year, here are a few Thanksgiving classics that are sure to become favorites for your family as well.
Keeping children busy during the Thanksgiving holidays requires creative thinking on your part, especially when you have plenty of things to do.
One way you can keep your children entertained for hours is by having them do crafty activities, which will keep their little fingers busy. Creating edible crafts will also give your children a reward in the end - eating the tasty treats they created!
Although we don't really know for sure whether turkey was served at the Pilgrim's first Thanksgiving, the birds have become an important part of the modern Thanksgiving tradition.
This year, add a decorative touch to your home and your holiday celebration with these fun and festive art projects that are perfect for preschoolers.
In this classic craft, use cutouts of your preschoolers' hands and feet to make a Thanksgiving turkey.