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Is It Worth the Wait? {Pre-Cyber Monday Goodies}

I remember remodeling our kitchen several years ago. I thought it would take 6-8 weeks and we would be finished by Thanksgiving. What I didn’t realize is the wood flooring still had to sit for a couple of weeks before they could seal it. That meant we couldn’t move everything back in our kitchen until… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving from Kerry

Let’s be honest … the holidays are not always fun & happy for many of us. Memories or existing circumstances can bring us down. I know. I’ve been there. I am there. What gets me through holidays, especially Thanksgiving? Thankgiving where we are suppose to be with family and be thankful. Counting it joy, despite… Continue Reading

What are You Thankful For {Give Thanks at the Table}

What are You Thankful For {Give Thanks at the Table}

I know this is last minute and you’re probably trying to get out the door to go to grandma’s or wherever you’re going for Thanksgiving.  As you head out to celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow, take a few minutes to consider, “what are you thankful for?” When I was growing up, my dad had us go around… Continue Reading

3 Steps on How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful

3 Steps on How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful

Our 30 Days of Thanksgiving Ideas is concluding this week with how to teach kids to be grateful as we prepare for Christmas. Being grateful is not just for November and Thanksgiving. An attitude of gratitude should be year-round, especially during Advent, as we prepare our hearts for Christmas. If you missed any of our… Continue Reading

How Thankfulness Wrecked Our Family

How Thankfulness Wrecked Our Family

Can you be totally devastated by thankfulness? Can the act of one (or many) create such a cataclysmic change in the heart of another? Can gratitude change who we are? I struggle to put into words this idea, however, I can say that kindness and thankfulness have wrecked me (for the good) in unimaginable ways…. Continue Reading

6 Ways to Find Real Joy & Peace at Thanksgiving

6 Ways to Find Real Joy & Peace at Thanksgiving

Sometimes Thanksgiving can cause thoughts of sorrow, angst and sadness. It’s easy to get caught up in the loss of a loved one we might be spending our first, fifth or twentieth holiday without. It may even be that our insurance has been canceled, jobs have been lost or life has just become hard. How… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Cookies Ideas

Thanksgiving Cookies Ideas

When I saw these fun Thanksgiving cookies ideas, I knew I had to make them with my granddaughters. And we did. These are super-simple to make. Even preschoolers can make them. If you have young kids, you’ll need to help a little. If your kids are older, they can make them completely by themselves, as… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Games for Kids

Thanksgiving Games for Kids

It’s always fun to have Thanksgiving games for kids or Thanksgiving family games.Yesterday at Mom’s Monday Lunch Bunch, I showed a few fun Thanksgiving games for kids that you might want to include this Thursday. They are super-simple. In fact, you would only need to buy M&M’s and orange balloons to play all three of… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Reading books that make history come alive inspires and encourages a love of learning in your kids. To make history come alive at this time of year, you must find just the right (best) Thanksgiving books for kids. Every Thanksgiving, we pulled out a series of books that made history come alive. How so? Each… Continue Reading

Gratefulness Begins with Mom

Gratefulness Begins with Mom

During the holidays we often turn our thoughts to being grateful. How do we instill this quality in our children? If we want our children to have a heart of thankfulness, then we need to realize that . . . Gratitude begins with mom. If I want to teach my children to be thankful and… Continue Reading