Thanksgiving tip: Cut up the turkey before roasting to cut cooking time

If you're not attached to the Norman Rockwell-eque image of a big, dressed turkey coming out on a platter, follow Amy's advice: To cook the turkey faster, chop it up. Separate the wings, thighs, legs, breasts, etc. because a breast or thigh cooks much faster than a whole freaking turkey. This way, instead of getting […]

Thanksgiving tip: Collaborate on meal planning with Google Wave

From: Andrea I was lucky enough to receive a Google Wave invite and am using it to collaborate the meal planning with the husband, the mother and the mother-in-law. We can all make edits to the original list as we change our minds or buy the necessary ingredients! So far, this is the most well-planned […]

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Surfing Mom SC: Parent Hacks. 3 Ways to Secure a Napkin Because noone remembers to pack a bib every time. Thanks, Eleni! ToweLocs: keeps towels on the bar Ha! This is a great idea. Thanks for the heads-up, Andrea! Empty Refrigerator: Black oilcloth tablecloth works as table-top chalkboard So, so, smart. (And Evonne, I spy […]

In a pinch, “clean” sippy cups with mouthwash

Listerine mouthwash

Thorny's got a great travel hack, and she tells a good story, too: We stayed in a hotel while visiting family, and were back in our hotel room. Our twin boys were clamoring for their pre-bedtime cups of milk, and while we'd managed to find a convenience store open to buy some milk, there was […]

Thanksgiving planning tips? Send ‘em in (and win a prize)!


Are you already planning your Thanksgiving festivities? Are you going to cross your fingers and wing it (heh! turkey pun!)? Are you a grateful, relaxed guest? How do you keep the kids entertained during the slow march to the Thanksgiving table? Any Thanksgiving-specific travel tips? Leftover strategies and recipes? Conversation starters? Learning opportunities? Do tell! […]