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Week #8 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Thanksgiving Stress Avoidance

Thanksgiving Stress Avoidance
There is no reason to experience Thanksgiving stress this year, if you do some simple typically last minute tasks ahead of time.

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How To Defrost Turkey

Defrost Turkey
Learn the safest ways to completely defrost turkey, and also make sure you start the process soon enough to get your bird ready for Thanksgiving Day.

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Printable Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker

Gift Tracker
Here's a free printable gift tracker template you can use for any holiday or celebration to keep track of the gifts received. It will help you make sure you send thank you notes to everyone.

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Handprint Turkey Craft - Easy Thanksgiving Kids Craft Idea

Handprint Turkey Craft
An easy Thanksgiving craft you can do with your kids is to make this cute handprint turkey.

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How To Fold A Napkin Several Fancy Ways

How To Fold A Napkin
Learn how to fold a napkin through videos, including into a a silverware pouch, Christmas tree, and into flowers such as a lily, fleur de-lis and an orchid.

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Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea For Kids

Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea
Here is a good party idea for watching the Snoopy Thanksgiving movie with your kids that is both easy and fun.

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Free Printable Christmas Planner

Printable Christmas Planner
Get ready for a stress free Christmas holiday with this free Christmas planner. It contains 9 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Day Schedule: Cooking Countdown

Thanksgiving Day Schedule
Below is a free printable Thanksgiving day schedule you can fill out to countdown what needs to be cooked or prepared at particular times on the big day to make sure your meal comes together on time.

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Week #7 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: More Planning For Thanksgiving

Week #7 Stress Free Holiday Challenge
Planning for Thanksgiving is a great investment of your time, because it pays off with a fun, stress free day with your family. See the steps to take this week to enjoy Turkey day this year.

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Is Glass Bakeware Safe Anymore? The Dangers Of Exploding Glass Dishes

Glass Bakeware
I've used glass bakeware for years, but I recently learned about increasing incidents of exploding glass while cooking. Learn safety tips to lessen the risk of exploding glass in your kitchen.

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Housekeeping Checklist For A Messy House: Get Ready For Guests Without Stress

Housekeeping Checklist
Here's a plan you can use whenever you're going to host guests to clean up your messy house, using this free printable housekeeping checklist.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner
Below is a free printable Thanksgiving dinner menu planner, to make sure you don't forget any of the favorite dishes your family wants for this special holiday meal.

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Fire Safety Tips For Keeping Your Home & Family Safe

Fire Safety Tips
Here are lots of practical fire safety tips to help keep your home and your family safe from fires, including in the kitchen, electrical, and heating fires.

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Writing Christmas Letters To Friends & Family: Ideas & Tips

Writing Christmas Letters
Some people groan at the thought of Christmas letters tucked inside a Christmas card, but honestly, a well written letter from a friend or family member is one of my favorite parts of receiving cards.

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Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List & Shopping List

Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving grocery list and shopping list template that you can print out and fill out to make sure you don't forget anything for the big day.

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How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector

How To Check Smoke Alarm
Checking your smoke alarm is a very simple fire safety tip that is often overlooked.

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Week #6 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: More Steps For Planning Thanksgiving Day

Week #6 Stress Free Holiday Challenge
Here are some more steps to take as part of planning Thanksgiving day to make it a stress free, enjoyable time for you and your family.

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Spring Forward Fall Back - Routines For Your House Around This Biannual Event

Spring Forward Fall Back
The spring forward fall back biannual event changes the time forward or back an hour, but you can also use the event to remember to do certain chores around your home.

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Free Printable Christmas To Do List

Christmas To Do List
Here is a free printable Christmas to do list that you can use to track the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday.

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Fire Escape Plans: Make Sure Your Family Has One & Practices It

Fire Escape Plans
Do you and your family have any fire escape plans? If not, learn how to make a plan here to keep your family safe, and how to practice it.

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Thanksgiving Countdown: Plan For A Great Day

Thanksgiving Countdown
Getting ready for a big holiday celebration, like Thanksgiving, can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to. Use this Thanksgiving countdown plan, which lists all of the major things you need to do to get ready for the big day, to help you. I've even included a free printable checklist or schedule of tasks you can reference!

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner

Thanksgiving Planner
Get ready for a stress free Thanksgiving holiday with this free Thanksgiving planner. It contains 6 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Week #5 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Thanksgiving Planning This Week

Thanksgiving Planning
Thanksgiving planning time is now upon us in week 5 of this series. Follow these steps for a stress free Thanksgiving with your family.

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Teach Kids Proper Hand Washing Technique - Instructions And How To Videos

Teach Kids Proper Hand Washing
Teaching kids proper hand washing technique is one of the best, cheapest and most effective ways to prevent or slow the spread of germs within your family.

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Printable Thanksgiving Calendar For November

Printable Thanksgiving Calendar
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving calendar, for November, that you can place in your holiday planner. It is undated so you can use a copy year after year.

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Family Christmas Photo Ideas: Tips To Make Your Pictures Fun & Easy

Family Christmas Photo Ideas
Here are family Christmas photo ideas and tips to make your family pictures this year stand out, and still be fun and easy.

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Free Printable Christmas Wish List For Kids & Adults

Printable Christmas Wish List
Here's a free printable Christmas wish list that can be used by either kids or adults, to help you get ideas for what to buy your loved ones.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving To Do List

Thanksgiving To Do List
Here is a free printable Thanksgiving to do list that you can use to track the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday.

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How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Roast Pumpkin Seeds
One of my favorite Halloween memories are toasted pumpkin seeds. Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds here to make your own.adults).

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How To Practice Stop Drop And Roll With Your Kids

Stop Drop And Roll
Does your child know how to stop drop and roll if their clothing catches on fire? Check out this video which gives a demonstration of the technique for kids (and adults).

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Halloween Safety Tips For Kids

Halloween Safety Tips
Here are my top Halloween safety tips for kids, to make sure they have a fun and still safe time while dressing up and going trick or treating.

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Week #4 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Final Preparations And Halloween Planning Tasks

Final Preparations And Halloween Planning
Halloween planning gets you ready for this fun holiday, so you can have a nice, stress free and enjoyable time. See what steps to take here.

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Ideas For Halloween Traditions With Your Kids

Ideas For Halloween Traditions
Halloween traditions, just like with any other holiday or celebration, can be lots of fun and a great way to make special memories with your family.

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Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns And Stencils You Can Use

Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Use these printable pumpkin carving patterns and stencils to make cool pumpkin carving this Halloween.

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Simple Caramel Apple Recipe

Simple Caramel Apple Recipe
Check out this family favorite caramel apple recipe. My mother-in-law shared it with me, and my kids love it as much as my hubby!

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Top 10 Family Halloween Movies: Not Too Scary Movies Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

Top 10 Family Halloween Movies
Here are kids' top 10 family Halloween movies, that are not too scary but still enjoyable for everyone.

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Put Your Christmas On A Budget: Why & How, Plus Free Printable Form

Put Your Christmas On A Budget
Everyone should have Christmas on a budget or your holiday spending can quickly and easily get out of control. Includes free printable Christmas budgeting form you can use.

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Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips: How To Safely Put One Out

Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips
Kitchen grease fires are common, and you don't put them out with water, ever. You need to learn how to extinguish them safely now, before it happens.

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Pumpkin Carving Tips For A Safe And Fun Time With Your Family

Pumpkin Carving Tips
Here are some pumpkin carving tips regarding safety, design, and also making your pumpkin last, so you can have a safe and fun time with this traditional Halloween activity.

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Week #3 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: More Simple Steps To A Peaceful Joyful Season

Stress Free Holiday
Lots of stress comes from being unprepared. Follow these simple steps to make sure you have a stress free holiday this year.

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Christmas Gift List Printable: Use It To Help Create Your Christmas Budget

Christmas Gift List
Use this printable Christmas gift list to plan the gifts you will give this Christmas season, and also as a budgeting tool at the same time.

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Christmas Card List Printable: Plan Who You'll Send Cards To This Year

Christmas Card List Printable
Use this printable Christmas card list to plan who you will send cards to this year, and make sure you have all their addresses.

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Homemade Halloween Costumes: Ideas And Pictures

Homemade Halloween Costumes
Are you thinking of making your kids homemade Halloween costumes this year? If so, check out these ideas and pictures for making your own.

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How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher
Do you even know how to use a fire extinguisher if there is a small fire in your home? Watch this video to find out exactly what to do.

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Week #2 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Experience Holiday Stress Relief With These Steps

Stress Free Holiday
The best way to experience holiday stress relief is to plan your holidays now, and take small steps to make sure that everything gets accomplished that you want.

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How To Make A Holiday Planner For A Stress Free Season

Holiday Planner
Here are instructions for how to make your own holiday planner, so you can get and stay organized for all the seasonal holidays your family celebrates each year.

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Week #1 Stress Free Holiday Challenge: Reducing Holiday Stress By Planning For Halloween & Christmas

Week #1 Stress Free Holiday Challenge
Part 1 of the Stress Free Holidays series explains the importance of planning ahead as a way of reducing holiday stress. Find out what you can do now to make your holidays fun and enjoyable.

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Free Printable Halloween To Do List

Halloween To Do List
Here is a free printable Halloween to do list that you can use to track the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday.

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Free Printable Holiday Calendars: 3 Months Of Calendars For Stress Free Holidays Challenge

Free Printable Holiday Calendars
Here are 3 free printable holiday calendars, for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, that you can use for planning while doing the Stress Free Holidays Challenge this year.

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