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11/11/19 2:29 A

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I can teach you how to draw or paint a picture! I used to teach my son's classmates and Scouts... you'd be amazed!

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11/6/19 10:51 A

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I can teach you how to make a paper airplane. You would be surprised at how many kids do not know how to!

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11/6/19 7:21 A

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Skill set....hmmmmm....well, I’m a published author. Would that count? I don’t publish as many books as I used to because I stay busy with my freelance writing jobs. That’s where I make most of my income.

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11/6/19 12:47 A

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Teach Each Other

Everybody has a special skillset; from your uncle's card tricks, to your etiquette queen sister, to your third cousin who memorized the one thing you should never drink on a plane. Whether it's around the table or after clean up, go around and give everyone five minutes to teach the group something from their own repertoire. It doesn't need to be Earth-shattering or even useful, the point is to learn something fun and new from (and about!) each other.


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11/5/19 10:30 A

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Beverly-I want to do that with my Grandma & Mom's recipes as well as my sister & I and my sister-in-laws. It just takes time but I need to get to it!!

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11/5/19 9:53 A

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I don't have any to share at the moment, but these are all awesome!

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11/5/19 6:34 A

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I created a "family cookbook" many years ago and gave it to all my kids. It has recipes from my grandmothers on both sides down through my Mom, then me. Then I added recipes from each of my daughters-in-law, and my stepdad (who is a great cook!).

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11/5/19 5:03 A

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Missy and I try to make one new to us dish each holiday. We haven't decided what we are going to make this year yet. We really need to get on that.

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11/4/19 11:22 P

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Pass Down a Family Recipe — Or Make a New One

Sure, everyone loves Granny's pecan pie recipe and Aunt Marge's cranberry sauce, but your Thanksgiving food traditions don't need to end there. If you've inherited old recipe cards or cookbooks from family members, there's no better time to dig into these archives than on the biggest noshing holiday of all. Pick out something in the holiday theme, something that sounds delicious, or just something unusual from a time gone by — even if the recipe doesn't become an immediate hit with your crew, the adventure of trying them out is half the fun.

Don't come from a family of cooks? Not to worry. Take the chance to try something new, like a gluten-free dessert you've been dying to try or an ultra-luxe black truffle stuffing — you never know what's going to become the next family favorite.


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11/4/19 12:03 P

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Cool idea!

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11/4/19 8:15 A

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Love that idea!!

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11/4/19 5:22 A

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That's a great idea!

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11/3/19 10:22 P

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Create a Momento

Lay out a sheet of butcher paper on an unused cabinet (if you have one of those with all the feasting going on) or hang one on the wall for all of your guests to sign. At the end of the day, ask everyone to write on it what their favorite part of the Thanksgiving festivities were, then fold the paper up and tuck it away somewhere special. Next year, lay the old sheets out along with the new one for everyone to look back on and remember Thanksgivings past, like a time capsule in ink and paper.


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11/3/19 9:46 P

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11/3/19 1:05 P

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That is a great idea. We do incorporate this on Thanksgiving after we eat and the dishes are done. We just do our own thing for awhile.....then we come together to play games later.

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11/3/19 2:02 A

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From quirky family favorites to time-honored classics, traditions are one of the things that we crave most around the holidays; not just because they're familiar, but because they serve as reminders of friends and family, of times long past, and moments that might have slipped away from us if not for this annual gathering. But how does a tradition become a tradition? Well, someone starts it, of course. So whether you're a true traditionalist or you're just starting your own holiday history, these new Thanksgiving traditions are certain to change your holiday for the better. (I'll be posting 1 a day)


Designate "Me Time"

Thanksgiving is all about the people you love, which can be as wonderful as it is exhausting. Before the house is flooded with the sounds and smells of the holiday, deliberately set aside some time for everyone to do their own thing with no obligations to cook, clean, or make conversation. Everyone will be in a better mood for it by the time the celebration really kicks into gear.


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“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”

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11/3/19 1:55 A

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I appreciated that my mom would always make my sister and I fancy dresses to wear to my grandparents for thanksgiving or Christmas. She always wanted to make sure the holidays were an event.



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11/2/19 9:17 P

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There were 7 of us kids then add in our spouses and all the grandkids = chaos My mom always made it seem so effortless to produce a huge meal for all of us. She worked full time outside the home so know it had to be stressful. Of course we all pitched in but we all know the majority falls on mom. I so appreciate all she did to make our holidays so special

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11/2/19 1:36 P

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I am grateful that we celebrated with family. I got to know my cousins well as well as my aunts, uncles & grandparents. It was hard but they would make it fair by going to one side on Thanksgiving and then the other the next year. And one side on Christmas Eve and the other on Christmas Day. I was lucky because we lived near both sides of the family so we were able to do that.

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11/2/19 7:01 A

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I love the pictures my mom would take. My grandparents always came up for Thanksgiving. My dad and grandfather would go out hunting (never got anything, but they enjoyed it!) and my mom and grandmother would prepare dinner. Now that they are all gone, I cherish those pictures and the memories they bring back.

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11/2/19 6:32 A

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That they video taped my daddy with my kids. We lost him way to early. And that video is precious to me.

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11/2/19 12:41 A

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What are you grateful your parents did around the holidays?

“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.”

“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”

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11/1/19 3:23 P

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11/1/19 3:06 P

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Sounds like we have the wild menagerie going this year. But they are SO cute!

“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.”

“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”

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11/1/19 12:10 P

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So relating to this. Our puppy just turned a year old AND the 2 kitties turn a year on the 7th SO I too am thinking of possibly a small tree or the plastic route! They are crazy! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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11/1/19 10:13 A

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I just got 2 5-month-old kittens! I may not put up any decorations at all considering the way they tear around the house! emoticon

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11/1/19 10:00 A

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I'm actually breaking with tradition this year. I always decorate my Christmas tree with all of my special ornaments I've gotten over the years, mostly with my mom. Since I have the new kitty this year, I'm getting visions of coming home to find my tree on the floor, so I got all new ornaments this year - plastic ones!



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No new traditions just a great family and friends day.

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11/1/19 9:28 A

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We started new traditions when the boys were born. I love staying home and just spending the day with them. (well, their home lol).

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11/1/19 12:14 A

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Every family has their holiday traditions. Please feel free to share some of yours on this thread. Who knows – you might find a new tradition this year!

“Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.”

“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”

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