Thanksgiving can be one of the most joyful — and challenging — holidays to host. Below you'll find twelve tips to ensure you keep calm and centered so you don't lose your mind when hosting Thanksgiving this year. Thanksgiving is a time of: Gratitude, love, and family. And if you're the one ... Read More about How to Not Lose Your Sanity When Hosting Thanksgiving
This slow-cooker mulled cider recipe is a MUST-TRY holiday favorite. It'll have you wishing for cold weather. One sip and you'll agree . . . This hot mulled apple cider is literally WARM CHEER in a mug! A big thanks to Meijer for sponsoring this heartwarming recipe. I'm telling you . . . ... Read More about How to Make Irresistible Slow-Cooker Mulled Cider
Sheet-pan–roasted sausage and potatoes with apples! This easy, one-pan recipe — made with only 6 ingredients — is a quick and healthy dinner that's perfect for busy weeknights. BONUS: It happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo-friendly, too. A big thanks to Meijer for sponsoring today's ... Read More about You Need to Know This Easy Sausage-&-Potato Bake Recipe
Your house will smell amazing with this Crock-Pot potato soup. The slow cooker makes this meal super-easy: Just dice a few fresh ingredients, pop 'em into the Crock-Pot, and wait for the magic to happen . . . It’s literally comfort in a bowl. As the kids hang their backpacks after school I hear ... Read More about The Best Crock-Pot Potato Soup — A Classic Recipe Made Easy!
Help your children understand and feel gratitude through art. Below you'll find 10 gratitude drawing prompts for your children. This sponsored post was originally published on Melissa & Doug's Playtime Press. Time and again, studies have shown that cultivating an "attitude of gratitude" ... Read More about 10 Gratitude Drawing Prompts for Kids
Learn the best way to pack a suitcase; how to maximize space & pack like a pro. The packing tips below will help your family consolidate down to a single suitcase! A big thanks to our affiliate EzPacking for sponsoring today's post. The excitement is tangible. As we drive to the airport, ... Read More about The Best Way To Pack a Suitcase: How to Travel With a Family + a Single Suitcase
This crockpot beef and noodles recipe makes dinner easy. Whip these five ingredients together (Hint: They're not what you'd expect!) and you're done. Best beef stew ever. Your family will be BEGGING for more. It's literally comfort in a bowl. A big thanks to Reames® Frozen Homestyle Egg Noodles for ... Read More about Your Home Will Smell Like Heaven with This Amazing Crock Pot Beef and Noodles Recipe
Feeling out of sorts? Check out this list of 21 easy things you can do TODAY to make yourself happier. Thank you to goodnessknows® for sponsoring this happy list. It always sneaks up on me. Even now. Even though I know the warning signs that it's coming... I start to tap my fingers impatiently. ... Read More about 21 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Yourself Happier
Teach your kids to focus on the good... Get your tween or teen involved in this completely inspiring Words of Gratitude project. A big thank-you to Animoto for sponsoring today's post; they're officially one of my favorite Fall Finds—Click here to see why for yourself. Teaching gratitude to ... Read More about Words of Gratitude—An Interactive Family Gratitude Project (That Older Kids Will Secretly Love)
Most people will probably associate hearts with Valentine's Day — not Thanksgiving — but stick with us on this one. This free Thanksgiving printable for kids along with the "Thankful Heart" project is sure to be an ongoing family tradition. We are honored to have contributor Katie from Live Craft ... Read More about A Thankful Heart — FREE Thanksgiving Printable For Kids + A CreativeGratitude Activity
Easy ideas and useful ways to help you get started on a kids' gratitude journal. A perfect activity for Thanksgiving or any time of the year! Thank you to Growing Book by Book for today's inspiration. This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase something through the link we may ... Read More about 5 Simple Steps to Help Your Child Start a Gratitude Journal
Your family and friends will be WOW'ed over the holidays by this DELICIOUS turkey in a bag recipe. Roasting bags ensure a moist and tender turkey without the hassle of basting. Get our family's favorite Champagne Turkey recipe below! This turkey in a bag recipe (aka Champagne Turkey) is a ... Read More about How to Cook a Turkey in a Bag + a DELICIOUS Champagne Turkey Recipe!
Below are five things to try when life feels too hard and heavy. A big thank you to Simply Margi for sharing her insights with us today. I have a really great life. I have a husband who loves me more than anything; I have four kids who are growing into the most fantastic human beings (hey, I ... Read More about When Life Feels Too Hard and Heavy
Looking for the perfect dessert to please a crowd? Below are twenty cookie bars that are quick and easy, including THE BEST Chocolate Coconut Bar recipe (AKA: Bite-Sized Samoa Cookies). Watch the step-by-step recipe video below! JUMP TO PRINTABLE RECIPE If you're in a time-pinch or if you don't ... Read More about THE BEST Coconut Chocolate Bar (Video) + 20 Cookie Bars That Are Quick and Easy Desserts For a Crowd
Got Netflix or Amazon Prime? There are some fantastic online documentaries for kids available. Below is a list of ten of THE BEST educational documentaries and series streaming right now! As parents, we need to recognize (and teach our kids) that not all screen time is equal. In the blog post ... Read More about Must-Watch Streaming Documentaries For Kids: 10 Of THE BEST Educational Documentaries + Series
Your kids will look forward to these hot and fresh Baked Apple Cider Donuts. You don’t need to wait for a trip to the orchard to pick up a dozen; celebrate the fall season with your family and make these baked donuts at home. The season is starting to shift and the crisp breeze of autumn ... Read More about Baked Apple Cider Donuts — Make Breakfast Special With These Baked Donuts!