Looking at Twitter's trending topics daily often leaves my mouth gaping open at what ridiculous things the kids are talking about. Today, "Women Who Dont Cook" is trending (apostrophes and other minor grammatical details apparently don't make it into trending topics). Brilliant.
For as much as my family members love one another, sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner can feel not only like a feast, but also a battle. There are ups, there are downs, and we always feel like we’re in one and others’ territories. This is natural and inevitable, because with the fun of seeing your family also comes the stress of hosting guests or being a guest, crowded kitchens and living rooms, arguments over the responsibility/privilege/annoyance of who gets to cook which part of the meal, and the inevitable debate over football vs. parade on TV.
Turkey, stuffing, gravy, eggnog, christmas cookies... and 10 pounds later, you feel sluggish and unhappy. This is typically how the months from November to January play out for you each year. But this year can be different. In this video, Counselor/Therapist and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson offers some helpful tips to get through the holiday season without gaining weight. “Plan accordingly as far as your calorie consumption goes,” Kris advises.
Ladies and gentlemen, consider yourself warned: If your long-term lover expresses the desire to shed a few pounds, it can only mean one thing. He is planning on leaving you. Wait... what?
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It's 2pm on Thanksgiving Day, you're in the kitchen, stressed-out, covered in gravy, feeling tremendous pressure to get a large dead bird out of the oven at exactly the right time, cursing the day when you told your friends and family you would host this holiday, while everybody else in your home is in the next room watching football and relaxing.
It's easy to get caught up in the holiday rush and lose sight of what really matters. No wonder so many people feel so stressed during what should be one of the best times of the year. But ultimately, what matters most isn't getting the best deal, it's taking time out from our busy lives and celebrating with friends and family. So, while it may be a cliche, it's still true. The holidays aren't about commercialism, they're about being thankful for what we have. This is a season for miracles, big and small--the birth of a savior, an oil lamp that burned for eight days, and the love of family. And the best part is that those things don't require you to stand in line in the cold at three in the morning on a Friday.
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Thanksgiving seems to have become "Thanksmas" in our culture. What if we took the time to really nurture Thanksgiving? I would argue that it would be good for you and your marriage. Giving thanks, even when times are tough, is good for us as human beings. Here are some 6 ideas to put Thanksgiving back on your radar.
The holidays are upon us once again, and for many, it's a time of the year they spend alone. There are many reasons this occurs, whether it be because we can't afford to go home, or we have no "home" to travel to. Sometimes we just find ourselves alone for the holidays.
Adding a new person to the family, especially a new daughter-in-law, can threaten mom's position as matriarch-in-chief. There won't be friction in every situation, but we've heard enough complaints about getting along with mothers-in-law to know that many of you could use some help in this department. So in the interest of family harmony, here are seven tips for spending the holidays with your new mom.
With turkey day nearly here, we'd like to give thanks for some of the little things that made us happy this year. Feel free to add some of these to your own traditional holiday blessing, or tell us which ones you'd add. No Jon Gosselin Sex Tape - Although we recently talked about the possible existence of such an abomination, it turns out that the National Enquirer may have been nuttier than Kate when they reported this.