Thanksgiving Turkey for Dummies

*For those of you hosting a “virtual” Thanksgiving this year due to Covid, check out “Why Zoom Thanksgiving Actually Rocks.” For those of you in charge of an actual turkey…. here’s what I learned last year! I call it Thanksgiving for Dummies * It’s three days until Thanksgiving and I just Googled, “Thanksgiving for Dummies.” Yup. Because I’ve made it to the age of 40 (shh!) without ever having to host Thanksgiving dinner. But in just three days, I’m the […]

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Why Hosting a Zoom Thanksgiving is Actually Awesome – Host a Zoom Thanksgiving

Are you as bummed as I am (or WAS) about this year’s Thanksgiving situation? Damned Covid-19 has wrecked another holiday. I was really looking forward to seeing my mom, brother, niece and nephew, but since we live in completely different states, it’s just not going to happen this year. After the kids were in bed the other night, I sat myself down with a glass of wine, a ton of leftover Halloween candy, and prepared myself for a good old […]

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5 Things to Remember When Trying to Survive the Holidays

5 Things to Remember When Trying to Survive the Holidays The holidays can be hard for so many of us. It’s as though all of the dysfunction ever known to man emerges on one day. The pressures can be overwhelming, too. I remember the first time I had to bring a dozen hard-boiled eggs to a holiday event at my in-law’s and I swear (at the time) it was the most stress-inducing event I had ever engaged in. (So many […]

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I’m Going Shopping on Thanksgiving… and I’m not Ashamed!

I’m going shopping this Thursday night.  Process… process… yes, I am going shopping on Thanksgiving.  Night.  At.  Major.  Retail.  Stores.  Gasp!!??!! Treacherous!!?? Stone her at once!! *Point of clarification – I’m primarily going shopping for myself this week.  I need a new winter jacket, tennis shoes, and work clothes that I can get at rock bottom prices.  I’m completely against the commercialism of Christmas and spoiling the children to excess with toys that they won’t really use.  I may grab a […]

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A Mother’s Thanksgiving… What I’m Thankful for

My husband hates turkey. No matter how it’s prepared, he’ll complain. My uncle voted for Trump and my cousin is still feeling the Bern. My daughter has pink eye and a diaper rash and my son refuses to wear pants. I meant to shower, but ran out of time and am hosting in my yoga pants. But on this mother’s Thanksgiving, I’m grateful. And so are these moms from across the web.   I’m thankful for white noise machines and […]

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