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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I’m totally serious here, and, no, I am not Canadian. I have decided that I am sick and tired of having one little day in November set aside for giving thanks, especially now that it’s sandwiched between what have become two huge “GIMME” holidays in American culture: Halloween and Christmas.

And for many of us, Thanksgiving itself has become a “gimme” holiday in its own right. It has become a day when we gorge ourselves on more food than we need and spend little to no time on gratitude!

So, I have decided that this year, our family will be instituting a new tradition of celebrating a full season of Thanksgiving.

A Season of Thanksgiving, hosted by mommynificent.com and desperatehomeschoolers.com

We will start on the second Monday of October, which is Canadian Thanksgiving (October 14th this year), and finish on American Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday in November (November 28th this year). We will be doing all sorts of activities to instill and practice gratitude. We will be having more people over than usual so we can share our many blessings. I’ll be sharing these types of home and family activities here at Mommynificent.

And in our homeschool, we’ll be studying a number of different cultures’ thanksgiving celebrations around the world. We’ll even be trying out a few of their recipes and activities as appropriate. I’ll be sharing these school activities over at Desperate Homeschoolers.

Would you like to join us for Thanksgiving season? I’ll be keeping an updated index of posts in the series right here on this page, so you can bookmark it and visit often! Here’s the updated list of all the posts in this series:

You can join our Facebook communities, Mommynificent and Desperate Homeschoolers, to keep up with our Thanksgiving season happenings! You can also subscribe to receive free emails from Mommynificent and Desperate Homeschoolers in your inbox so you don’t miss a post.

Finally, please share about this series by pinning, sharing on Facebook and Twitter, and linking back to this post! You are welcome to grab the button and share the inspiration!

A Season of Thanksgiving with Mommynificent and Desperate Homeschoolers

About Tina Chen

Tina is an island-loving mom of five fun kids. She currently lives near a beach in Malaysia but has also called Bali and the Cayman Islands home since leaving her land-locked hometown of Kansas City. Her greatest passions are learning with her husband how to live and love like Jesus and teaching others to do the same. She particularly enjoys teaching kids to worship and pray fervently and creatively. She loves music, cooking, and reading, and is a complete sucker for a good redemptive analogy! Tina blogs at mommynificent.com and desperatehomeschoolers.com about living and homeschooling in Southeast Asia.


It’s Thanksgiving Season! — 9 Comments

  1. I LOVE this idea. I have always enjoyed Thanksgiving (I’m in the USA), and have even tried to pattern Christmas along the same lines. No presents (for adults) just getting together and enjoying friends and family. As I have tried to implement this (with varying degrees of success) Thanksgiving has indeed become a “gimme” holiday when my back was turned. I am already a subscriber and look forward to your posts. I am going to try to be thankful for what I do have everyday now through Thanksgiving. Have a great day!

    Paul R. Hewlett

  2. Sounds like you are really on to something here. Maybe you guys should do combined linkies on both pages let us link our related posts like they do for month long challenges. I am planning an activity this Saturday with my daughter and would really fit this activity. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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