As parents of young children, we have so much to be thankful for. We may not feel thankful every single second, especially during the tired and cranky seconds, but every day with children offers countless small moments of grace. So, this Thanksgiving, let's count at least a fe.... read more
Parents spend a lot of time reminding their children to say please and thank you. “What do you say?” is one those refrains we never thought we’d hear ourselves say…and yet, we say it all the time.But what about the flip side? How often do we remind ourselves to express.... read more
Each family is unique. Different sets of values, morals, traditions and routines are what make us all special. But when we bring our children together, the one behavior they should all have in common is good manners. And with the holiday season quickly approaching, there is no.... read more
November is the month for thanksgiving, a time we set aside each year for contemplating all of our many blessings, and for considering all those people and things in our lives for which we feel grateful. I've come to understand that being grateful is an attitude, a choice one .... read more
Happy Thanksgiving! Just because trees can't talk doesn't mean they won't appreciate a little love on this day where you show appreciation for people in your life. For Thanksgiving, here are five meaningful ways you can make a difference and show your children that nature shou.... read more
With lots of big family gatherings and meals ahead of us in the near future (who can believe that Thanksgiving is just a few days away?) now seems like a good time to teach our tots to set the table. Do any of you have memories of setting the family dinner table as a chil.... read more
Thanksgiving is a special time of year. Squeezed between the sugar-filled chaos of Halloween and the frenzied pace of the winter holidays, it's a time to sit down, reflect, and enjoy time with those we love. (Unless you're making the turkey, of course!) Thanksgiving is also a .... read more
Do you have Thanksgiving meal planning on your mind by any chance? Just a little bit? In between all the other thoughts that ordinarily compose your day, are you fretting about table decorations, seating arrangements, or what dishes you'll be contributing to the family table? .... read more
Halloween’s hedonistic greediness is past (has the candy "gone bad" and disappeared at your house yet?), and the Thanksgiving season is upon us. For those of us with young children who tend to mark the passage of time according to holidays and seasons, this new phase of th.... read more
As a child in the early 70s, we had very traditional Thanksgivings at my grandparent's home. My sisters and I would be dressed in homemade matching dresses, in the loudest fabric the decade could provide. My brother wore a suit, as did all the other men, and of course all the .... read more
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