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7 Ways to Make Sure Your Family's Thanksgiving Dinner Doesn't Turn Into WWW III

Perhaps there's too much pressure on Thanksgiving to be too many things too many people-- you have to have the best meal, be the most thankful, have the most stylish table decor and make sure no one is allergic to turkey. And all of these things have to be done in a way that doesn't offend your grandmother and gets your dad to the living room in time for the Dallas Cowboys game.

Typically, it just takes one ill-fated comment about universal healthcare to send the entire dinner off its rails. Let's avoid that this year.

7 Ways to Make Sure Your Family's Thanksgiving Dinner Doesn't Turn Into WWW III:

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Ellen's Thanksgiving Seating Chart Strategy Will Help Any Family Through the Meal

Family holidays are the best, but they're also the worst. Sometimes, it's like your relatives want to get a rise out of everyone at the Thanksgiving dinner.

Luckily for families everywhere, Ellen DeGeneres has a seating chart strategy that'll help any family through almost any meal. And maybe if you focus on where everyone is sitting, you won't have to spend so much time on the food. Is that how that works?


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8 Tips And Tricks For A Stress-Free Thanksgiving

I love the holidays. This is my favorite time of year. It also happens to be the most stressful time of year for me– the crowded stores and streets, the overwhelming list of to-do's in my head, and the pressure of making everything perfect. The truth is, all of those stresses are avoidable. You can't change the crowd, but you can avoid it. People can help with your list. Nobody is holding you to perfection but yourself. It's time to make Thanksgiving about thankfulness again, instead of the what-if's and what you haven't done.

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10 Travel Apps That Make Trip Planning Painless

With a rising number of savvy apps to take the pain out of trip planning, it's never been easier to plan your next vacation or road trip. Keep these essential planning and booking apps on your phone for smoother, cheaper travel as you watch them change the way you anticipate travel forever.


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7 Signs You're A Strong Mom

It takes hard work to raise kids who actually turn into kind and respectful adults. It doesn't happen just by sitting back and watching from the sidelines. It takes blood, sweat, and tears with lots of sleepless nights in between, and more times than not, it takes a strong mom doing what strong moms do! If you're wondering if you fit the bill, here are seven signs that you're a strong mama.

7 Signs You're A Strong Mom:

1. You don't let your kids run the show.

You have to know when to put your foot down. From toddlerhood to the teenage years, your child will constantly ask the question, "Who's the boss – me or you?" A strong mom knows when to put her foot down-– not for the sake of being controlling but because it's important for kids to learn to respect their parents, even if they don't agree with them. Kids who run the show often grow up to be entitled adults who expect the world to revolve around them.

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How To Clean and Season Your Cast Iron Skillet

If you've ever owned a cast iron skillet, you know that caring for it can be tricky. In fact, seasoning a cast iron skillet is practically an art-- and of course Martha Stewart knows how to take care of it for life.

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6 Mashed Potato DOs and DON'Ts You Need To Know

If you've never made mashed potatoes from scratch, you might think that it would be hard to mess up. I mean, you take potatoes, mash them, and BOOM, you have mashed potatoes.

But anyone who has tried their hand at making homemade mashed potatoes knows that getting the perfect flavor and consistency can be tricky, especially if you think you're doing the right thing. These 6 mashed potato do's and don'ts are easy to remember and will lead to a perfect batch of mashed potatoes every single time. Plus, there's a few tips for how to remedy your biggest mashed potato struggles. What more could you ask for?

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10 Hilarious Things Every First Time Mom Googles

Absolutely frantic – that's how I felt when I left the hospital with my first child, my newborn son. Sure, I had a copy of "What to Expect the First Year," but I barely had time to take a shower, much less check a baby encyclopedia to make sure I was doing this whole mom thing the right way. Not to mention, some of my questions were kind of weird and specific (e.g., How much spit up is too much spit up?). Plus, I wanted ALL the answers, not just the one standard answer from a book. I wanted all 5,190,000 results from Google, so I could be sure I was doing what was best for my baby. I googled everything under the sun that first year of parenting. Googling is one of the things we millennial moms do best!

10 Hilarious Things Every First Time Mom Googles:

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5 Must-Know Holiday Entertaining Tips From The Pioneer Woman Herself

If anyone knows how to plan a proper southern soiree, it's Ree Drummond. In an interview with US Weekly, Ree shared five off-the-cuff tips for successfully entertaining this holiday season, and in true Pioneer Woman form, they're all really easy to follow.

Ree Drummond's 5 Holiday Entertaining Tips:

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