Tag: Thanksgiving

The Secret to a Calm Thanksgiving

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Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving for your family or for 50 out of town guests, thinking about the big day can be daunting. While there's...

Help A Phoenix Family During This Season of Giving

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Do you know of a family in need or crisis as we enter the holiday season? Nominate them today and help make the holidays...

You Won’t See Me Out Shopping This Black Friday

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It has become a national tradition to spend Thanksgiving morning pouring over newspaper and online ads looking at Black Friday deals. The next morning,...

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude: A Written Meditation

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November is the calendared home of Thanksgiving and for me, a month to pause and cultivate and attitude of gratitude for the abundant blessings...

All things Thanksgiving!

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It's Thanksgiving month! This holiday may have a lot of prep work involved, but it is definitely one of our favorites. Food, family, friends,...

Fun with kids on Thanksgiving Day

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Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and while I love having friends and family over and cooking (and outsourcing) a big meal, it...

Thanksgiving Favorites Made Dairy Free

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Food allergies can make navigating through the holiday season very difficult. I know this first hand because my 5 year old little boy has an allergy to...

My New Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition: Outsourcing It!

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I grew up having pretty traditional family Thanksgiving. Visitors from out-of-town, a huge turkey and all the trimmings, what seemed like as many pies...

Guiltless Thanksgiving Dessert: Cinnamon Apple Skillet

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During pregnancy I had a major sweet tooth! Now, after the baby, that sweet tooth just won’t go away. The battle between sugar and...

DIY Thankful Jar Family Activity

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One of the first manners that we teach children is to say please and thank you. Some of us even start before they can...

Tis the Season: Thankfulness vs Commercialism

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If the holidays were a boxing match, who would win? Thankfulness vs Commercialism. Oh, how the Marketing Machine of Life keeps us spinning. I...

Adopt-a-Family Holiday Tradition

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Last fall, when I was planning our annual Friendsgiving dinner, I stumbled across Vista del Camino’s Holiday Adopt-a-Family program. I told my friends about...

Turkey Burn! Thanksgiving Day Workout Ideas

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I love a good workout on Thanksgiving morning. I fully admit, it makes me feel less guilty when the pies come out of the kitchen,...

The Season of Sweets! Top 10 local spots for Holiday Pie

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  ‘Tis the season for festive everything. Festive play dates, festive family gatherings, festive decor, festive clothes and of course festive food! Whether you’re hosting...

Activities to Keep the Kids Busy this Thanksgiving

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I have to admit, I really love Thanksgiving and the whole to-do of cooking a big meal for family and friends. I enjoy spending...

The 7 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

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If you are planning Thanksgiving for the first time (or the tenth!), it can be a little overwhelming to find recipes. A quick search...

Forget the Oven and Put Your Turkey in the Crock Pot

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The holiday season has officially started and if you are intimidated (like me) by the thought of cleaning, brining and the all day commitment...

The Allergy-Free Feast: A Thanksgiving Guide

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Nothing shows the true thoughts of a person better than a good word association game. You know, like when I say a word, and...

Three Simple Ways To Make Thanksgiving Profound

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If you're like me, your list of fun ideas to make this holiday season memorable may be longer than you can actually possibly do....

A Month of Thanks | Engaging the family in a daily...

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I love that November has turned into a "month of thanks" on Facebook.  I have many friends who are participating in posting a status...

7 Reasons to Buy a Pre-cooked Thanksgiving Turkey

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I admit it. For the last five years, I have hosted Thanksgiving four out of five times. I have purchased a pre-cooked Thanksgiving turkey each...

Your Pre-Holiday Links Roundup: Traditions, Crafts, Things to Do & More!

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Halloween is behind us. November is here (and so are the red holiday Starbucks cups!). I'm feeling the urge to get organized for the holiday season! If...

Contributor Corner | Let’s Talk Turkey!

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It's almost turkey time, friends! To get you in the mood for the big day, we polled our contributor team - looking oh so...

A Very Crafty Thanksgiving

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With Thanksgiving literally around the corner, what better way to keep the kiddos busy than with some quality time and crafts. Especially crafts that...