Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips


Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips I am sitting down writing out my menu for next week. We have family coming from Wednesday until Saturday morning. With so many people to cook for, it is important for me to plan my menu and my grocery shopping. Luckily, I have my sister-in-law here who will share the cooking and hosting duties with me! Here are some great Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips that I would love to share with you: ...

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Ask A Teacher: How do you handle Stealing?

Ask a Teacher What do you do when your child steals? I say make them give it back to the store or person who they took it from. This needs to be done as soon as possible. If it is from another child call the parent and let them know what happen. It is always important to  “attack” the problem and not the child. When dealing with an issue like stealing be reminded that it is normal but not acceptable. I liked this Article by The Center for Effective Parenting. Click HERE . ...

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Ask a Teacher: Why don't the people who need to, coupon?

Here is a Quote that I ran across on My Baton Rouge Mommy site Interesting Statistic: Only 1% of coupons are ever redeemed and the people most likely to use coupons are those in the higher income categories. Why is this? What do you guys and gals think? I have my own ideas lack of knowledge, time, accessibility to coupons, and excuses! I am sure of one thing all of these objections can be met with ingenuity and thought. We offer FREE information on this site. We speak to large groups for FREE. ...

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Tuesday's Tip: Keep a Camera in your Kitchen

Making memories is fun recording memories can be a full-time job. I love to scrapbook. However, by the time I get everything out the kids are up from nap. I also have books that I am suppose to write everything down in. I often forget. Well, I found a solution I leave my digital camera in the kitchen. When I am cooking I take a video of my kids and I record the latest happenings. I will then put them into a movie or use the information when I have time to put in the memory book. I also find the ...

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Saving Money at Thanksgiving

Today's theme for Money Saving Monday is Thanksgiving. Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal is pretty expensive to make. This is especially true if you are having a large gathering. To save money on this large meal, consider having your guests bring a dish. We always have a large family meal and we make a menu ahead of time. Each family is responsible for a certain amount of dishes. Planning the menu in advance also allows time to grocery shop. Start picking up supplies now. As we get closer to ...

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Can you Believe it: Credit card stolen at DINNER

Well, folks my husband just got back from a work trip to the Ukraine. He ate a nice dinner. Then he paid for dinner. He waited, waited, and waited for his Amex card to return. It didn't. That's right the waiter took it. I would have never thought about this possibility. It is a good thing my husband has a world wide blackberry and he called to turn off his card. We then went a step further and reported that his card was stolen to the credit bureaus just in case. He then bought the protection to ...

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Ask a Teacher What do I do my child looses everything? This is something we go through daily. I work in the evening from time to time so we hire a sitter or my husband is in charge. I always wake up in the morning early to try to assemble all of his backpack contents without much luck.  I thought this has got to change so I figured out a resolution. We picked one place for homework to be completed and a routine that everything goes back in the backpack. We place the backpack on the back of his ...

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Safety Tips for a Spook Free Halloween

Halloween Safety Tips

Safety Tips for a Spook-free Halloween     Ghosts and goblins, vampires and bats. Halloween is one scary night. For some kids and their families, however, the horror is all too real. According to government figures, Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Here’s why: Most car/pedestrian accidents happen between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. -- peak trick-or-treating hours, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...

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