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Holiday Dinner: Family Harmony During Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving holiday brings families together for eating, reflecting, and having fun together. The women hang out in the kitchen, the men watch sports in the TV room, and the kids run through the house playing chase or hide and seek. As the final preparations are finished we gather around…

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Thanksgiving: How To Give Thanks During the Holiday Season

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As we enter a season of holiday cheer it's easy to breeze past the real meaning of Thanksgiving and forget the things we are thankful for.

All around me here in Texas neighbors are installing massive Christmas decorations. Their homes are lit up like the Macy's thanksgiving parade. Today though,…

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Holiday Dinners: Big Family Dinner Etiquette

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It is just around the corner ... the big family holiday dinner. You can just smell the roasted turkey, pecan pie, sweet potato casserole, and fresh baked rolls. Suddenly, your thoughts come to a screeching halt when you think of Grandma going on and on about her health…

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Busy Schedules: 5 Ways to Make Time for Your Family

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For many of us, finding time for our family may be quite difficult. We may have demanding careers that wind up draining a lot of our time. Whether you are driven by providing for your family or are using the workload as an escape, these people still need your time.

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Keeping Your Sanity While Hosting Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that can be very overwhelming. Not only is it a big meal, but it’s normally a big group of people, including family, and a lot of traditions. While tradition is important, you need to take your sanity into account. You don’t have to make…

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Make Dinner Count: Turn Meal Time into a Positive Family Experience

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Make meal time a happy family experience. As a single mother with three small children at home, dinner used to feel like a lot of work.  My three kids often met my efforts with something like this: “I don’t want green beans again. She got the pink bowl yesterday …

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