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  1. Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving!

    Thanksgiving FeastFor many families, Thanksgiving Day – which this year falls on Thursday, November 22nd – marks the beginning of the holiday season. It is a beautiful holiday that encourages us to count our blessings, just as our Pilgrim forefathers did throughout Thanksgiving history.

    As Thanksgiving approaches, there are reminders everywhere of the abundance of the things that truly matter: loving families, good friends, plentiful food and the simple joys of nature. As the spirit of the season spreads this timely message, it also offers a gentle reminder that there are others less generously blessed.

  2. Helping Hands: Involving Family in Thanksgiving Dinner Preparations

    Family Thanksgiving Dinner PreparationWhether you’ll be hosting a feast or hitting the road to join family and friends for a celebration, you probably have a long list of things to do to get ready for Thanksgiving. By the time Turkey Day arrives, it may seem as if the only thing you can feel thankful for is a minute to sit down.

    By involving the whole family in your Thanksgiving dinner preparation, you’ll get some help and your spouse and kids will take pride in putting their mark on the festivities.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  3. Holiday Stress Tips: Making Room for Small Bites of Relaxation

    Woman Relaxing OutsideFinding time to relax, even for a few precious moments, is just as important during the hectic Thanksgiving period as any of the tasks on your to-do list. As Thanksgiving approaches, with the December holidays right on its heels, it brings along a lot of holiday stress. And nothing ruins festivities faster than catching a cold or getting a migraine.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  4. Thanksgiving Volunteering

    Family Volunteering at Thanksgiving TimeCelebrate the Season of Giving by Sharing One of Your Most Precious Assets

    How do you share your wealth, even when you’re feeling broke? Although money has its inherent worth, it is not the only thing of value that we can give to help people in need. Time is precious to all of us, and so sharing some of your time can be a powerful and rewarding way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  5. For Future Success, Promote Reading Among Middle Schoolers

    Middle Schooler Reading a BookIt’s no secret: Kids who enjoy reading tend to experience academic and professional success. According to a long-term study conducted by the University of Oxford, kids who read for pleasure had a much higher chance of achieving a professional position as adults than non-book lovers.

    In fact, multiple studies conducted from the 1970s to today indicate that students that engage in programs that promote reading, such as summer reading programs, result in higher vocabulary scores and a narrowing achievement gap – even across socio-economic lines.

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