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Housekeeping at the Holidays

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Housekeeping at the holidays can be tough. There’s packing and unpacking, traveling and guests. How do you keep the house tidy during the holiday season? Can I just say that keeping your home “company-ready” is a full-time job? I’m not saying you should do so or that it’s even possible. But, keeping a neat and […]

Thanksgiving Planning Tips & Printables

Thanksgiving Planning Tips & Printables

Want to get a little more organized for Thanksgiving? Check out these Thanksgiving planning tips and printables? They’ll help you craft the holiday YOU want. Thanksgiving is less than a week away! It’s one of our family’s favorite holidays and officially the start of the holiday season for us. This year, to help us get […]

Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Put your feet up this Thanksgiving with this Make-Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Side Dishes freezer cooking plan. Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away! After years of doing all the cooking, I was so thrilled to go to my in-laws’ house last year.¬†They have a lovely spacious home with lots of spots to relax. The […]

Celebrate Simply

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Would you like to celebrate the season more simply this year? Take my free 4-week course to help you streamline your celebrations to suit your season of life. Years ago when we had one child and a really tight budget, I decided that I was going to make all our Christmas gifts, all our Christmas […]

Make Thanksgiving Special with Activities for Kids

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Make your kids and young¬†guests feel special with some Thanksgiving fun geared towards them. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays if not the one at the top of the list. There’s plenty of good food, a chance to catch up with folks you haven’t seen in awhile, and — for kids — […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

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Looking for some new Thanksgiving recipes to try this year? Here are some of the FishFamily’s favorites! Next week signals my kids’ favorite meal of the entire year. We are heading to Grampa Lee and Gramma Marilyn’s house, one of our happy places. Gramma and I have been scheming about the meal. It turns out […]

A Thanksgiving Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids

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Thanksgiving can be a wonderful occasion for getting together with family and friends. I have fond memories of us kids riding rough and wild all over the house while the adults talked. It seemed like the ultimate holiday. We would play while the turkey cooked. We would play at the kids table. We would play […]

Thank YOU

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I just wanted to thank you, Dear Reader, for your support. I started writing professionally about 7 1/2 years ago. I was stunned when the first magazine accepted an article I wrote — and actually paid me for it. Five and a half years ago I started writing in this space, and I’m stunned again […]