Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

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Whether you are hosting a dinner this upcoming Thanksgiving Day for two or a dozen there is something you all must have on your table next to the main dish and that is a side dish or two (or four). A Thanksgiving menu is not complete without a side dish. You may have some traditional Thanksgiving side dishes that have been passed down from generation to generation or maybe you like to change things up yearly. We will be talking about easy Thanksgiving side dishes ideas you can mix and match and make your own.  

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking Of Having A Baby Alone

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If you’re considering having a child on your own, you’re in good company! More and more women are opting to be a “single mom by choice,” also sometimes called a “choice mom.” What this term means is that you are a “single woman who decides to become a mother knowing, at least at the outset, that she will be the sole parent of her child.” There are wonderful communities of these single moms whose stories can help inspire you, caution you, or simply make you feel understood.

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Eating Healthy During Pregnancy

Yay, you’re pregnant! So that means you’re eating for two, right? And bring on the ice cream, pickles, and anything you might have a craving for. (That’s how this whole thing works, after all, isn’t it?) It’s actually…not. Sure, pregnancy – especially the first trimester – is really a time to listen to your body and perhaps give in to some indulgences from time to time, preparing healthy pregnancy meals is an important way to help you and your baby thrive during this time.

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4 Ways to Mentally Prepare Yourself for Pregnancy & Having a Baby as a Single Mom

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Much of the advice we get as single moms prior to pregnancy is focused on how to prepare ourselves physically for pregnancy. From prenatal vitamins to losing (or gaining) weight, there are countless resources for how to prepare your body for pregnancy. But we shouldn’t neglect preparing ourselves mentally for having a baby as well!

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Ways for Single Mothers to Cope After Divorce

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When two people get married, they enter into a lifelong commitment with the best of intentions, but sometimes things change, people change, circumstances change. The one thing that I’ve learned in the past few years, since finding myself becoming a single mom after divorce, is that what remains in my control is how I react to anything that comes my way. I believe that attitude really is everything when it comes to how to cope with being a single mom.

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Creative Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

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Finding out you’re pregnant – especially for the first time – is a moment you’ll never forget. It comes along with lots of emotions, of course, and hopefully one of those many feelings is excitement. At some point after taking that positive test, you’ll get to think of how to tell people in your life about this happy news. If you’re looking for inspiration for your pregnancy announcement ideas, you’re in the right place!

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Baby Development During the First Trimester

When you first find out you are pregnant, you want to know all about the changes that will happen as baby grows and develops. You are asking yourself what to expect and how to take care of your new tiny one. The first trimester is full of changes and by the end of the first trimester weeks (weeks 1-13), you will be growing a fetus that is developing daily.

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Easy and Delicious Recipe Ideas for Christmas Day Dinner Side Dishes

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As someone who absolutely loves spending time in the kitchen, I look forward to the holidays, in particular. When other unsuspecting hosts find themselves dreading a house full of guests, I treat Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinner as my Olympics – I train for these events all year long! Preparing a table that is full of a variety of side dishes is important to give guests options and do so with the intention to provide complements to the turkey, ham, chicken, or beef you’ll be serving. Without further ado, I present my list of the most traditional and popular Christmas side dishes, no matter what protein is filling the plate.

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Spotlight Series: Supporting Single Mothers Everywhere

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While COVID-19 has created whole new levels of fatigue for all, mothers around the world have taken on even more. In addition to being a driving force juggling the pandemic dynamics of the household – owning “time” whether it’s playtime, mealtime, school time, naptime, bedtime or anytime in between, there are a remarkable number of women who are also the primary or only breadwinners in 40% of U.S. households with kids under 18. And, in the U.S. today, there are nearly 13.6 million single moms raising over 21 million children.

So, with National Singles Day approaching, November 11, and Thanksgiving quick on its heels, we have such gratitude and celebrate all moms, and want to shine a light on others through a spotlight story series leading into National Singles Day recognizing, supporting and championing all that you do. We know it takes a village, and sometimes that village is a village of one. We see you, and we thank you for all that you do. And, we know others recognize just how much you do, according to a recent survey we fielded 81% of moms agree that being a single mom is tougher than working a 40-hour work week.

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Top 20 Unique Baby Shower Gifts for Moms-to-be in 2020

Baby Showers are popular topics nowadays, not only because sending gifts and virtual baby showers have become a new norm, but also because we’re always looking for new ideas. Anna Keller shared baby shower gifts for parents. But, I wanted to focus on you, you as a new mom. Baby shower gifts usually focus on what a baby needs. But what a new mom needs is often overlooked. And even though the little one takes priority, there are some things moms could make use of to make her transition to parenthood a little easier.

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