Category: Thanksgiving

How To Avoid Holiday Guest Stress

Creating a stable, safe, kind home is the key to a great guest visit. Holiday gatherings can be tense. Also remember that you really have no idea what people are going through, whether it’s your brother-in-law that lost his job, your niece dropped out of school unexpectedly or your sister who has no health insurance.…
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Pardon a Turkey this Year

For many people Thanksgiving and a delicious home cooked turkey go hand-in-hand. It is practically an American tradition. But this is not always the case. Presidents pardoning turkeys is a unique tradition that has lasted for decades. History of Presidential Turkeys America has a unique history with the turkey. In 1784, Benjamin Franklin said that…
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5 Thanksgiving Stress Tips

When it’s your turn to host the Thanksgiving dinner it can be a little stressful. Take a deep breath and reduce your stress with these five helpful tips. Thanksgiving is a big deal in America—millions of people return to their childhood homes to have delicious meals with their family. According to experts, 54.3 million Americans…
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Black Friday Survival Guide

If you are planning to go shopping this Black Friday you’ll need a Mindful battle plan. Black Friday Stats Not too long ago committed Black Friday shoppers would camp outside stores at four o’clock in the morning, hoping to buy that special gift at an amazing discount. But for good or for bad, Black Friday…
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The In-laws are Coming! Are You Ready for a Thanksgiving Reunion?

Thanksgiving reunion, the holiday of togetherness and appreciation, is upon us. This means that some of us will be spending time with our in-laws. Whether you’re a newlywed or have recently celebrated your 20th anniversary, getting along with your in-laws is a delicate balance. #1 Tip for Keeping the Peace this Thanksgiving Reunion Put talking…
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What Are You Eating on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to come together. It’s also a time in which extra pounds sneak up on us. According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), we consume an average of 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat during the course of a Thanksgiving meal. If you include earlier snacks…
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Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving is coming up. For most families, this is a time to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade, eat sweet potato pie, and share what we’re thankful for. This year, in honor of Family Stories Month, switch things up a bit! This year start a new Thanksgiving tradition and share family stories at the dinner table…
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