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The Case Against the Kids’ Table at Thanksgiving Dinner If experts suggest that families dining together is a cure for social ills, why would we stop on the day when family dinner is required?
My Thanksgiving: Embracing Freeform Celebrations in Suburban Ohio "I hope I’m already training myself to realize it doesn’t have to be rigid, and I hope I don’t feel like every year it has to be exactly one way."
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This Thanksgiving, Go Ahead and Fight About Politics in Front of the Kids Talk politics, whichever side you're on, because democracy doesn't exist without discourse. Talk politics because otherwise all there is left is to talk is turkey.
Eat All You Want on Thanksgiving, Just Eat It Slowly No one is taking your plate away. And if they are, ask them to stop.
My Thanksgiving: Supporting Kids with Severe Illnesses at St. Jude "Our goal is to help them continue making memories and make the best of the situation they’re in. Let’s keep doing things to promote that feeling of tradition and celebrating things together."
Take Your Kid To A Truck Stop This Thanksgiving Cheap, pungent food, a laundry room, a shower, and a lounge where you can watch TV. What's not to love?
My Thanksgiving: Delivering Food to the Needy Before a Late Dinner "My kids take the work very seriously. They know the goodwill of doing it, but more than that, it's part of the history of our family."
My Thanksgiving: A Single Mom on Not Succumbing to the Pressures of the Holiday “It's really hard to go through a holiday like that alone. There's just a lot of pressure societally to have this perfect smile, like a Norman-Rockwell-card-experience with Thanksgiving. It's impossible to do.”
How to Handle Holiday Parenting Power-Struggles Without Losing Your Mind The holidays can be especially stressful for guys looking to claim their house as their own, only to find themselves constantly usurped by an over-eager in- or brother-in-law. Here's how to avoid it.
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My Thanksgiving: A Once-Homeless Mom on Forging New Family Traditions “I didn't have anybody who was lifting us up or helping us out. It was just me and her for a while. It was really lonely for me. That's why I'm so thankful for family.”
The Boomers Ruined Thanksgiving for Everyone, but That’s Okay Why is there so much Thanksgiving tension? Blame it on the Boomers.
My Thanksgiving: Working Retail While Everyone Else Eats Turkey "It's not fair to feel trapped at work, when everyone else is feeling this complete sense of love and togetherness with the rest of the world."
My Thanksgiving: A Korean-American on Gaining and Losing Traditions In the first installment of "My Thanksgiving", Peter K. talks about balancing American and Korean traditions over the years.