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!* 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 lady in charge of the turkey. And […]

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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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Slacker Mom’s Guide to the Holidays By Slummy Mummy

The Slacker Mom’s Guide to the Holidays You’ve nearly made through another entire year as a parent! Go you! You deserve a well-earned break. Oh, wait… it’s the holidays. Somehow you are obligated to work harder than ever. Step away from Pinterest. Put down the gin. (For now.) I’ve got your back. Here are a few simple tips to skate through with as little labor as possible: Gifts: Mason Jars-They’ve left the realm of Granny-canning and gone totally hipster. You can […]

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Scary Mommy’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays Holiday Tips

If you’re an internet-using mama, you must know of Jill Smokler, a.k.a Scary Mommy. Author of two books, the NY Times best-seller Confessions of a Scary Mommy and Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies), Jill has created a community of moms online, averaging over 30 million views per month, where one can finally feel at home. I especially love her mommy confessional, where thanks to the anonymity of the internet, moms can share their deepest secrets. As a new mom, […]

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