Sunday, November 16, 2008

Guide to a low-stress Thanksgiving

I happen to love Thanksgiving, but for many people that particular holiday is an incredible source of stress: The cooking. The guests. The traveling. The carving of the bird. The cleanup.

Over at Work It, Mom!, I've been writing like crazy, as myself and as "The Work It, Mom! Team," to create a Thanksgiving Guide that actually works for busy parents. You know, the ones who don't have a month and a half to plan the guest list and go out and purchase special, Thanksgiving-themed plates.

If you're looking for inspiration -- or just looking for a sane plan to handle the holiday -- here's a cheat sheet for you:

Have a happy -- and stress-free -- Thanksgiving: The key is to plan ahead; plus tips to make things easier whether you're the guest or the host.

Thanksgiving recipes and tips online: A round-up of great websites.

Quick and easy Thanksgiving side dishes: These 10 sides can be prepped or even made ahead of time, come together quickly, and taste great.

Day-by-day Thankgiving planner
: Planning not your strong suit? We've done the dirty work for you; here's a step-by-step guide for what to do during the 10 days leading up to Thanksgiving.

10 great cookbooks for busy moms: No matter your skill level or cooking style, we've got a cookbook for you.

The Work It, Mom! Essentials guide to recipes and cooking: Links to articles, discussions, blog posts, quick tips, checklists, slide shows and more.

Now, get cooking!

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