Fakesgiving – Food and Friends to be Thankful For

Back in the early 90s, living in Florida away from family was tough.  We couldn’t always take time off during the holidays, so we spent quite a few Thanksgivings and Christmases by ourselves. We invented Fakesgiving as a way to celebrate when we had family or friends with us.  My dad and stepmom came down one…

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Thanksgiving, Fakesgiving, Second Time Around Saturday – OH MY!

As many of you know, I do not always do Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day.  As your children get older and enjoy the holidays with their own families or in-laws; or when your own holiday is split among parents, grandparents, in-laws and siblings scattered all over the country, it may be necessary to do Fakesgiving,…

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Merry Christmas Poop-Poop

Fakesgiving, followed by Thanksgiving, followed by two term papers.  That’s on top of the normal hectic pace of being a mom with three kids, two dogs, one husband, and a great gig with The Mouse. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. In the whirlwind that was the month of November, I decided to…

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 17 – Thankful for Leftovers

You know how you have a party catered, and you have just enough food to make everyone at your party satisfied, but very little left over afterwards to clean up? Yeah, that never happens when I cook for a party. I live in constant fear that a small island nation is going to shipwreck on…

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 10 – Fakesgiving

The made up holiday, designed to allow my children to be home with me to celebrate “Thanksgiving” when they get older, while allowing them to spend the actual holiday “day” spending it where they’d rather be, has taken on a new meaning over the past couple of years that we’ve hosted.  Initially, it was just…

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