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Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Teamwork

A Happy Little Turkey Thanksgiving Day is a major production at our house.  We usually have about 20 guests, so we borrow tables and chairs and rearrange our furniture to create enough space for everyone to sit in the dining room.  Moving furniture and setting up is a lot of work, but somehow we always … Continue reading

My Turkey Day Top Ten

Thanksgiving in my house (maybe your house too, unless you’re coming to my house) is a major event. My Turkey Day Top Ten is a list of those things that keep the day running smoothly: 10. My Home  It’s not a huge house, but we somehow find a way to make room for 20-25 family … Continue reading

Thanksgiving: Appreciating Emerson’s Message

Thanksgiving For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~ By Ralph Waldo Emerson This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving poems.  In four short lines, Emerson covers the bases: if our basic needs are being … Continue reading

There’s Nothing Quite Like Family

This week (November 13-19) is American Education Week.  At the school where I work, as in many schools across the country, parents are being invited to visit their children’s classrooms and to observe their children engaging in learning.  It is a time for a little excitement and a little anxiety; teachers, parents, and even students … Continue reading

Home Is Where Your Heart Is

With Thanksgiving Day around the corner, the nurturer in me is thinking more about my family, and how I want to make them feel “at home” as we share this special day together.   While my husband will lovingly prepare the turkey, I will prepare the tables with decorations and favors; ways for us to show … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Traditions: What Do You Do?

In my latest post, I shared a new Thanksgiving Day tradition that I created for my family (see New Thanksgiving Day Traditions).  I would love to hear about your Thanksgiving Day traditions.  Maybe your family has a unique way to celebrate or a delicious recipe that’s brought out once a year.  Share your thoughts and … Continue reading

New Thanksgiving Day Traditions

Several years ago, my then-fiance/now-husband and I ventured to combine our family Thanksgiving Day dinners into what became the biggest celebration of Thanksgiving Day that either of us had ever been a part of, let alone host.  It was an amazing feat to accommodate 32 people, sitting together at what appeared to be one long, … Continue reading