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Thanksgiving 2014

5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Fun for Every Age
5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Fun for Every Age
Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for the many blessings in your life. It's also a wonderful time of year to gather together with family and friends and celebrate the holiday.Finding activities that includes the entire family is important...
Thanksgiving Recipes for Special Diets
Thanksgiving Recipes for Special Diets
'Twas the week before Thanksgiving, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The turkey lay in the deep freeze below, a magnificent beast, the family lined in a row, all ready to feast. But wait...
Thanksgiving Essentials
Thanksgiving Essentials
Have a Thanksgiving to Remember! Table Decorations, Poems, Prayers, Crafts and Games.Thanksgiving Features:Setting a Beautiful Thanksgiving Table -Uncommon Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas -Poems and Prayers -T...

Parenting

Manners or Gratitude? Three Things You Can Do to Teach Your Kids to be Thankful
Manners or Gratitude? Three Things You Can Do to Teach Your Kids to be Thankful
By Addison Cooper, LCSWYour seven-year-old makes a face at the dinner table and complains about the meal you've prepared. Your tween hops out of the car without so much as a thank you. You feel frustrated and unappreciated.  How can you help them learn to be thankful, appreciative, and grateful?
Parent Survival Guide: Keeping
Parent Survival Guide: Keeping "Christ" in Christmas in 3 Steps
By Sylvia Cochran - Christian Parenting Christmas has been creeping into the department stores since late August. Advent calendars have jostled for elbowroom with Halloween pumpkins while Santa Claus and the Thanksgiving turkey have been duking it out elsewhere.You are committed to keeping this year's Christmas holiday spiritual,...
Taming A Child's Anger
Taming A Child's Anger
By Sharon Scott, LPC, LMFT - Counselor's Corner As a marriage and family counselor in north Texas, I have spent the better part of my career helping people—both young and old—how to manage anger.  It doesn’t have a quick fix, however, there are things that we can teach our children to help them manage this savage beast.

Features

Holiday Presents, Children and Creativity
Holiday Presents, Children and Creativity
Sharon Scott, LPC, LMFT - Inspiring Kids Creativity This Holiday SeasonAn article in Newsweek stated, “For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining.” It was reporting the latest results from the Torrance Tests...
Holidays, Visitors and Teens
Holidays, Visitors and Teens
By Mary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPC - Tips for Talking to Your Teens to Defuse Potential ExplosionsThe holidays are right around the corner, so now is the time to stress-proof your teen by talking with them about any potential friction areas.The...
Hot Toys for Christmas 2014
Hot Toys for Christmas 2014
Kids Choice Toys for Christmas Creativity, Crafts Rule This Season Kids are looking for toys that allow them to be more creative.  Spin Master Sew Cool Sewing Machine Moose Toys Beados Quick Dry Design Station Maya...

Healthy Families

Living with Stress
Living with Stress
By Dr. Howard Peiper - Path to a Better Life -  It seems that there’s nothing we can do about our stress level.The bills aren’t going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day for all our errands, and our career or family responsibilities will always be demanding. However, we have a lot more control than...
How Too Little Sleep Can Kill You
How Too Little Sleep Can Kill You
By Doctor Seibel - HouseCall® - Are you so tired that you're irritable, having trouble focusing, finding it hard to make it through the day? For 70 million American adults, too little sleep has become a way of life that is contributing to an increase of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. I'll write more...
How Old Would You Be If You Didn't Know How Old You Are?
How Old Would You Be If You Didn't Know How Old You Are?
By Dale Peterson, MD - Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a prominent U.S. physician, recently posted an editorial in which he explained why he didn’t want to live beyond age 75.  I disagree with his view of aging, but it is one that is far too common among people in the United States.One of the reasons Dr. Emanuel hopes he dies...

Christmas - Hanukkah - Kwanzaa

Holiday Treats and Gifts You Can Make with Your Kids
Holiday Treats and Gifts You Can Make with Your Kids
By Emily Bradbury - Christmas is a wonderfully exciting time for children, and as a parent gives you plenty of opportunities to do fun and exciting activities together and bond as a family.Creating gifts for your friends and...
10 Christmas Decorating Ideas
10 Christmas Decorating Ideas
By Sonya Weiss, Interior Design -  It’s that time of year again when the holiday festivities turn to gatherings where the laughter and love fill a home to the rafters. Below are 10 ways you can decorate your home for the...
Merry Christmas -  Happy Hanukkah - Blessed Kwanzaa
Merry Christmas - Happy Hanukkah - Blessed Kwanzaa
Christmas Crafts - Christmas Songs -Hanukkah Recipes - Hanukkah Crafts -Kwanzaa Crafts - Kwanzaa Recipes

Recipes

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Thanksgiving Turkey (Brined) -Cranberry-Orange Relish -Cauliflower Grautin -Chorizo Stuffed Dates Wrapped in Bacon -Cornbread Oyster Stuffing -Bread Stuffing and Corn Pudding -Sage and Brown Butter Potato Souffle -Holiday ...
Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe (Brined)
Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe (Brined)
Happy Thanksgiving! -By Samantha Gianulis - Apron Strings -How to Thaw a Turkey -Turkey Leftovers Recipes -Thanksgiving Turkey -- Brine the Turkey
Great Dessert Recipes for Thanksgiving
Great Dessert Recipes for Thanksgiving
By Claire WilsonThanksgiving gives you a great reason to gather your family and friends and surprise them with your cooking skills. One of the things I have the most fun doing is choosing a new dessert recipe for a family dinner. If you already know what you are going to cook for the main...

 

 

 

 

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Home and Garden

Easy to Make Thanksgiving Decorations
Easy to Make Thanksgiving Decorations
By Irene Nelo - Making your own Thanksgiving decorations can be amazingly easy and fun, especially when you and your family make them together. Here are some easy and fun thanksgiving decorations to make:Pumpkin Table Centerpieces: These natural centerpieces are quick to make and certain to be a topic of conversation at Thanksgiving...
Holidays With Your In-laws
Holidays With Your In-laws
Jenna D. Barry - Family Relationships -Some people look forward to spending the holidays with family, while others would rather be run over by a reindeer.Some folks anticipate a time of love and joy-- while others can't wait for this season of guilt and manipulation to be over.It's true that some in-laws are stereotyped unfairly,...
Calming Overreactions
Calming Overreactions
Sharon Scott, LPC, LMFT - Helping Kids Express Emotions - My paternal grandmother, Audrey McFarland Scott, used to say to me, “Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill.” This past week I asked two elementary-age clients if they knew what that saying meant. Neither one had heard it before.So I drew, as best as I could, a house...

Family Fun

10 Gifts Mom Wants for Christmas....
10 Gifts Mom Wants for Christmas....
By Cherly Moeller - Family Funny Stuff -1. What mom wants for Christmas? Christmas breakfast tea served on a real silver tray. Brilliant.What mom really gets... A sryupy Styrofoam plate from McDonald's thrown at the back of her head from her crying one year old. .2. What mom wants for Christmas? Month long spa candlelight massage...
Book Review of “A Year on the Farm,” by Holly Dufek
Book Review of “A Year on the Farm,” by Holly Dufek
A Year on the Farm with Casey & Friends By Holly DufekOctane Press (August 15, 2014)ISBN-13: 978-1937747565Are you still wondering what book to buy for your kids this Christmas? Have you been thinking of buying something that is fun but also educational? Have you looked for an interesting book on basic agriculture...
Christmas Decorations You Can Make With Kids
Christmas Decorations You Can Make With Kids
Christmas is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate the season than to decorate with the kids.Spending time together as a family makes for the most treasured of memories, so put some time aside to have fun crafting this holiday season. These three last minute projects are multi-purpose and can be used to decorate the house...


 

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