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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 4 Special Diets
Thanksgiving Recipes for 4 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

November is Prematurity Awareness Month
November is Prematurity Awareness Month
An estimated 15 million babies around the world are born premature each year and more than one million of them do not survive their early birth. Although the United States has seen sustained improvement in its preterm birth rate, it has one of the highest rates of preterm birth of any industrialized country.Next month, organizations and individuals...
Out of Whack!  Adolescents
Out of Whack! Adolescents
By Aaron Welch - Have you ever lost your balance? You know, you are walking along, singing the few words you actually know from the song you just heard on the radio when, suddenly, a clever square of sidewalk instantly raises its corner, catches your shoe, and hurtles you forward, out of control!You desperately try to regain your ...
Celebrating a Grace-filled Thanksgiving as a Blended Family
Celebrating a Grace-filled Thanksgiving as a Blended Family
By Sylvia CochranAre you combining your spouse’s children with yours this Thanksgiving? His/Her, mine and ours is not always a recipe for blissful success.Instead, there is a good chance that underlying emotional currents will make this Thanksgiving meal memorable for all the wrong reasons. Celebrating a grace-filled Thanksgiving...

Features

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...
Kids Winter Fashion Trends 2014
Kids Winter Fashion Trends 2014
Winter Clothes Fashion Trends for ChildrenFor Boys: Sweaters – Keeping warm wearing winter tones makes the sweater perfect  for layering and warmth, without compromising the rugged demands of the outdoors.For Girls:...
Where Do Your Elected Officials Stand - Report On Effects of the Gun Lobby
Where Do Your Elected Officials Stand - Report On Effects of the Gun Lobby
Is Your Politician a "Lap Dog" For the NRA and its Corporate Cash? Do they do Tricks? Roll Over? All for Gun Lobby Treats?Ninety percent of the American public support expanding background checks to online and gun show sales, which would prevent...

Healthy Families

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...
Love is Our Soul Purpose
Love is Our Soul Purpose
Dr. Howard Peiper, N.D. - Path to a Better Life -Love is our Soul purpose. Our life direction is the trajectory we take, or the story we weave to get to that place of deeper love of self and other. Self is not “selfish” in an egoism self-centered fashion, rather it is the honoring of the place within us that is larger than our personal...

Recipes

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Thanksgiving Turkey (Brined)Cranberry-Orange RelishCauliflower GrautinChorizo Stuffed Dates Wrapped in BaconCornbread Oyster StuffingBread Stuffing and Corn PuddingSage and Brown Butter Potato SouffleHoliday AppetizersThanksgiving Dinner Menu and Recip...
Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe (Brined)
Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe (Brined)
Happy Thanksgiving Canada! October 14, 2013By Samantha Gianulis - Apron StringsHow to Thaw a TurkeyTurkey Leftovers Recipes
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

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...
Decorating the Foyer for Halloween
Decorating the Foyer for Halloween
Ah, the crisp autumn air brings Halloween straight to the forefront of your mind, but finding time to decorate can be an issue. If you are struggling with figuring out how to decorate for the upcoming holiday, use the ideas below to get started.  The best place to start?  In your home's foyer, of course.  Not only is it the...

Family Fun

Good News - Bad News
Good News - Bad News
By Cherly Moeller - Family Funny Stuff  and Humor Mom's Good News... I just got my hair colored. Mom's Bad News... It did involve black shoe polish.  Mom's Good News...I have a lot of friends on Facebook.         Mom's  Bad Ne...
Homemade  Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make
Homemade Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make
Holiday Coasters Have an adult cut a snowflake design into potato and have kids dip potato into tempra paint and stamp onto paper. Cut paper to match thick cardboard square and glue into place. Have an adult spray paint with clear polyurathene Cut designs from Christmas Cards, glue to thinck Cardboard and have an adult spray...
After the Turkey - Thanksgiving Books and Kid Movies
After the Turkey - Thanksgiving Books and Kid Movies
Thanksgiving is a special time for families. Festivities, food, football games, and more keep us all busy throughout the weekend.Younger kids can get lost in the shuffle of activities, and even Mom and Dad need a bit of down time. Here are some terrific books and engaging movies to keep all ages entertained and thankful!by Steve Metzger...


 

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