Are You Hitting the Black Friday Sales?

Are you going to hit the stores before dawn? Credit: Robyn Beck, AFP/Getty Images
Thanksgiving is a great holiday, but for hardcore shoppers, it's all about the day after -- Black Friday. Black Friday is a big deal for retailers. In recent yea...

Will You Eat Healthy This Thanksgiving?

Are you counting calories this Thanksgiving? Credit: Mitch Hrdlicka, Getty Images Thanksgiving is about three things -- football, family and food. (Not necessarily in that order.) Let's focus on the food. There has been a lot of t...

Teaching Children the Meaning of Thanksgiving

Teach your children about the meaning of Thanksgiving! Credit: Getty Images
Thanksgiving can mean many things: family, turkey, football (not necessarily in that order). None of those topics, however, have anything to do with the history behind t...

November Fixings for the Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is almost here, and with it all sorts of reasons to celebrate the season and its bounty. Our 14-year-old son Blake agreed to join me in the kitchen for this month's parent-and-teen cooking session -- and as Blake, an avid runner, wil...Thanksgiving is almost here, and one mom-and-son team is dishing up their favorite versions of two seasonal standbys: Sweet potatoes and cranberries.

Cheat Sheet: Ultimate Holiday Wish List, Diabetes Awareness Month and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" -- the beginning of the end is here. Your children are likely to be very excited (hey, we are, too) about the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part " this weekend. Some of the scenes and t...Get the lowdown on all the hot topics your kids will be talking about.

Beyond John and Priscilla: Surprising Names of the Mayflower Pilgrims

Looking for creative baby name ideas? You could flip through an atlas, check tonight's reality TV listings or even browse the models at your local car dealership. Chances are, though, that even at Thanksgiving time you won't be tempted to search t...

Little Girl Pens Heartwarming Letter to Her Father's Boss

It's easy to feel like the world is a mess -- economic troubles, wars abroad, kids who go hungry right here at home -- but one little girl in Oregon renews our faith in the human spirit with her touching letter to her father's boss. Cheyenne H...

Sports Traditions as Important During Holidays as Turkey, Gifts Under the Tree

The annual Becher-Ware Turkey Bowl. Credit: Gary Becher
Thanksgiving means family gatherings for some and pumpkin pie for others. For Scott Becher, it means the annual Becher-Ware Turkey Bowl. "It started in 1991 with seven of us playing a...

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts For Family Fun

Thanksgiving is a time for families to express gratitude for the good things in their lives, so why not use arts and crafts to help communicate that message? Move beyond the trace-your-hand turkeys with ideas like the Thanksgiving Tree from Presch...

Sarah Palin: Levi Welcome at Thanksgiving Table; Johnston Declines

In her new book, Sarah Palin doesn't address the family drama with Levi Johnston, but said on 'Oprah' that she would welcome him to a turkey dinner. Credit: Amazon
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told Oprah that she is willing to bury the hat...

In Defense of the Fake Christmas Tree

Growing up, if you'd ever asked me if I'd have a fake Christmas tree, I'd have laughed in your face. The fake trees I encountered as a child were tacky, cheap and, frankly, highly flammable. In fact, my grandparents had an artificial tree that nearl...

I'm Thankful for My Children - But Not the Way You Might Think

Thanksgiving is such an odd holiday. It is the only time of year when we're generally asked to pause and take stock of what matters to us most. Generally, what matters most is family, friends, a roof over our heads and food to eat. This year we're t...

Celebrity Baby Names and Thanksgiving Goodness - Links We Love

Have to hide your camera from your kids? Give them their own this year, but check out these reviews first. -- AlphaMom Are you still recovering from a Thanksgiving spent with family? Read Kevin Keck's meditation on the generation gap. Do we ever a...

DailyDish - Beyond the Turkey Sandwich

Is your refrigerator currently housing enough Thanksgiving leftovers to last until Christmas?...

Just a Lot of Folk, Sittin' 'Round the Fire Warming

I spent a fair bit of time parked on the freeway during rush hour over the last few days thinking about what I'm most thankful for. A lot of things came to mind -- music in its infinite variations and the emotions it expresses for and to me, digital ...


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