Celebrating Holidays as a Family

Getting Organized:
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Dear Friends,
Next week is Thanksgiving, and I am getting excited to have all of my children together for a few days. The Holiday Missions have helped me get ready for the visit from my children who do not live at home. My menu planning has helped me to not have stress about feeding everyone.

How are you celebrating Thanksgiving next week?

If you do not plan breaks for Holidays, I want to encourage you to rethink that. Over the years, we have done things to make memories the week of Thanksgiving. We put away the books and focused on spending time together, baking, shopping, and playing.

My oldest son will be wanting to eat Cranberry Bread because we read the book, Cranberry Thanksgiving, for many years when he was little. It is one of his favorite memories. I have it on my menu to bake next week.

Stop doing your paperwork part of homeschooling and spend a few days doing crafts and baking with your children. Some of you resist doing these kinds of activities because it can be messy. That’s okay. You can clean up afterwards. Make memories now!

This year it has taken some time and coordination of schedules of my young adult children to have our family celebration. If all of your children are still at home, take advantage and enjoy this time in your life!

When your children grow up and move out, you will not have control of their schedules anymore. You will have to share time with their spouse and their spouse’s family at the Holidays.

If you are in the season of life where you are dealing with your children being married and splitting time between two families for the Holidays, remember that you can celebrate on any date. Last year we celebrated Christmas with our daughter and her husband on New Year’s Day.

Some of you may be military families, and if your spouse is deployed, you may do a small celebration on the actual Holiday and save the big celebration until your spouse is home.

Celebrating Holidays and milestones bind a family, and you can be creative in how and when you celebrate!

Your Zone Mission today is to sweep and mop the main bathroom.

Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.

My menu plan for Wednesday is chicken and a salad.

Have a great day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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