A Thanksgiving Cautionary Tale by Andrea Santo Felcone


I’m really hoping history is not about to repeat itself. But, I’m going to buy a couple extra sticks of butter—the fanciest kind I can find, as a safeguard. After all, if history does repeat itself, today’s the day it’s going to happen. You see, many years ago (it doesn’t matter ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Home For The Holidays by Allison Silver


For the past two weeks we were  in Albuquerque visiting my family for Thanksgiving. We typically try to visit them around Christmas but this year we got such a great deal on airfare for Thanksgiving that we couldn't pass it up. However, the catch was that we had to stay ...

GUEST BLOG POST: 10 Ways to Become Comfortable with Chaos by Renee Peterson Trudeau


Last week I gathered with a small group of friends in my home. They shared they’ve been feeling a sense of sadness—almost a mourning—that the world as we know it is gone. It feels as if we’re headed into a brave, new frontier and are literally creating the tools for navigating this ...

Happy Thanksgivukkah! – by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


For the first time since 1888, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will converge, marking the first joint celebration of the two holidays aptly named Thanksgivukkah. This year Thanksgiving Day will mark the first day of Hanukkah – the eight-day festival that celebrates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple ...

Remembering the Spirit of Thankfulness by Melissa Swedoski


It's easy sometimes to forget the little things, that's a given. We get hurried and rushed around and forget to be grateful for simple things like running water, hot water, clean water. Or things like picking up a gallon of milk just because we want to, not because it's our ...

What Was She Thinking? by Conlee Ricketts


I enjoy finding the silver linings. You might call me a cautious optimist, but as I write this I am fully expecting to be here in Columbus missing Thanksgiving with my father, brother, his wife, one of my nieces and her husband. I had planned on being there for the ...

Adventures in Attachment Parenting: Black Thursday? by Allison Silver


This past week a friend of mine who works for a major retail chain told me that several big retailers are opening up their doors on Thursday evening. He said they are calling it "Black Thursday." What?! The last time I checked, the entire day was called Thanksgiving!  Are you ...

Work Off the Thanksgiving Feast! – Review by Cara Potapshyn Meyers


  CANYON RANCH: YOGA FOR STRENGTH & ENERGY The second fitness DVD from the award-winning resort and wellness brand, Canyon Ranch: Yoga for Strength & Energy, debuts on DVD from Acacia on November 20, 2012. This DVD features two 20-minute yoga workouts to improve your flexibility, lengthen your physique, and invigorate your ...

Autumn Outings, Part 2 Derailed by Heather Bowles


This week, I was planning to discuss last week's harvest themed shenanigans, including a trip to a pumpkin patch, and Tabitha's first family get together, which included her first Halloween dress up. Instead, today, I find myself less focused on our local happenstances, and more concerned with the welfare of ...