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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


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)

pumpkin pie

  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

decorating christmas cookies

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 […]

Thanksgiving Fun (& a FREE Printable)

thanksgiving booklet

Thanksgiving is probably the second most favorite holiday in our family. Christmas is first, of course. But, after that Turkey Day tops the list. Mainly for the food. My children are hobbits. Which means they love to eat. Which means that Turkey Day with all their favorite foods tops the list. It’s also the day […]

(Shopping at) Home for the Holidays: Frugal Friday

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photo source This past weekend I headed out to Barnes and Noble. I walked into a real bookstore. This used to be a regular things for hubs and me. We’d browse for hours in the bookstore. But, since we typically get our books FREE from the library or cheaper from Amazon, it’s rare that we […]

Afternoon Reading: Thanksgiving Books for Kids

stories piligrims

When FishBoy14 was just a little tyke, I borrowed a friend’s copy of Stories of the Pilgrims. It’s a great book full of short chapters about the Puritans of Plimouth. We ended up buying our own copy. It’s been awhile since we worked our way through it, so I busted it out to read to […]

Time Management for the Holiday Season (& FREE holiday printables)

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photo source The moms I know have pretty full days. Gone are the lazy days of summer when we can go wherever the wind blows us, sleep in, or change plans midstream for an impromptu trip to the pool. Homework, sports practices, games, music recitals, and carpools have replaced a more flexible schedule. However could […]