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Happy Thanksgiving!

photo source You know what I’m doing today! My parents are sharing Thanksgiving Dinner with us. And if not for the red hair, this could be me and FishChick5 in the kitchen. We’ll be cooking up a storm. I just wanted to tell YOU how thankful I am for you, Dear Reader. Little did I […]

Get Your Engines Revving with Cars (A Rainy Day Survival Kit)

As the mom of four boys, I’ve seen stepped on my fair share of toy cars. And I’ve seen that look of utter joy when one of my boys sits behind the wheel of a car. It’s a beautiful thing. Now, that’s not to say girls can’t enjoy cars. I’m sure my girls do. But, they’re […]

A Christmas Countdown Family Activity

Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]

Travel During the Holidays

The following is written by Life as MOM contributor, Amy: Are you flying this week to celebrate Thanksgiving? Yes, the airports will be crowded, but don’t let that scare you. You can still have a great start to your trip! Here’s how: Allow extra time. Plan to leave for the airport much sooner than you would […]

Grace

We’re walking into the Thanksgiving holiday this weekend. For some there is eager anticipation of seeing folks they’ve not seen in a long while. For others there’s the bittersweet sadness of missing those they love and can’t be with. For still others there’s discomfort, pain, awkwardness in family reunions, differences of opinion, and discomfort in […]

Eat Well & Spend Less for Thanksgiving (Frugal Friday)

photo source: Simple Bites A few months ago I joined forces with a great group of bloggers who could relate with my struggles to eat well and spend less. We commiserated over the rising price of groceries and decided to do something about it: develop and share strategies for keeping quality high while maintaining lower […]

5 Divine Thanksgiving Desserts (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

  There are two, nay, three, ok, four, alright FIVE desserts that have completely won my heart for Thanksgiving. They are tradition, as is the holiday itself. So, why do anything different? These five desserts have peppered the Thanksgivings of my past and bring me sweet memories. They are IT as far as I’m concerned […]

Personalizing Your Holidays for a Peaceful Holiday Season

The following is written by Life as MOM contributing writer, Prerna: In this day and age of personalizing everything – books, toys, clothes and more, I wonder why we aren’t thinking about personalizing our holidays. Why is it that we get so caught up in doing what the world thinks we should be doing during the holiday season […]