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The Thanksgiving Party We Never Skip

Our family has a couple of steadfast Thanksgiving traditions. The first is the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving kids’ lunch I always throw the day before Thanksgiving (read about that one here!), and the second is our annual Thanksgiving cider party. Traditionally thrown on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the party signals the perfect start of Thanksgiving week […]

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Workout Warrior Wednesday

I don’t know about you ladies, but the middle of the week is a little lot crazy for our family. My four boys are fairly young (all aged seven and younger) and we aren’t involved in tons of extracurricular activities, but still we seem to behave as though we are headless chickens on Monday through […]

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Mom Life in Haiku

Who doesn’t love a good haiku? I’ve always enjoyed reading traditional Japanese haiku, and I also relish the challenge of creating them. In case high school English has slipped your mind because life and sleep deprivation have gotten the better of you, a haiku is a 17-syllable poem consisting of three lines. The first and […]

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Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Why We Took the “If” Out of Santa

“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness’ sake!” If ever there were words to straighten up a child’s errant behavior in December, you’re sure to find them in the song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” They aren’t […]

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Happy Early Thanksgiving!

The Simple Thanksgiving Tradition Your Kids Will LOVE

Between the heartwarming classics, “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” lies an oft-overlooked classic in its own right: “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” We have several November traditions that we celebrate as a family, and watching our DVD copy of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on the reg is one of them. […]

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