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My Thanksgiving: A Military Parent on Taking Time Away From the Base We're just kind of used to, “You grow up, and then the military takes you away, and you may or may not be able to spend Thanksgiving with your biological family.”
Who to Watch at the National Dog Show This Year David Frei, long-time host of the National Dog Show, fills us in on what dogs to keep an eye on during the Thanksgiving Day competition.
My Thanksgiving: A Native American On Celebrating Gratitude, Not History "It's a great reason to do amazing things, and express gratitude, and think about others besides yourself. I just wish we could let go of the mythology that goes with it."
When Can You Teach a Kid to Feel Thankful? The idea of gratitude develops more as a child grows older, but parents can teach the habits of gratitude from an early age.
Girl Scouts Urge Parents Not to Force Kids to Hug Relatives During the Holidays In their official statement, the Girl Scouts warn against giving your daughter "the wrong idea about consent and physical affection."
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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."
The 10 Best Thanksgiving Television Episodes to Stream This Turkey Day From 'Cheers' to Charlie Brown to a very special episode of 'Bob's Burgers.'
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.”