Happy Friday! Soccer season is over around these parts, so I’m looking forward to our first weekend with nothing on the calendar. Sadly I think most of that free time will be spent cleaning the disaster that is our house!
There is a lot to share today. Ready, set, GO!
I have a bunch of food links for today, most of them perfect for Thanksgiving!
- How to make the best turkey gravy on Cool Mom Eats
- 7 Awesome Stuffing Recipes on Cool Mom Eats
- Easy Turkey Recipes and Tips on Cool Mom Eats
- Kid-Made Snack: Bagel Snowmen on Babble (these are SO cute and easy!)
- Recipe for Nate’s Great-Grandmother’s Creamed Onions on Babble
And, before we go, just want to share two great causes quickly. It’s the giving season!
When Cate was in preschool many moons ago, there was a really wonderful group of moms in that classroom. We were all very different from one another but everyone got along beautifully. One of the moms, Rachel Lorkin, had a baby around that time, a little boy named Luke with chromosome 15q duplication. Rachel has an Etsy shop where she sells some of her artwork, which serves as a respite in her otherwise hectic life. From now through December, 100% of the sale price on any of her items will go to the Chromosome 15q Duplication Aliance, an organization that supports research and kindness for families like Rachel’s. If you’ve started your holiday shopping, check it out! It’s a great cause! (The robots on canvas are RIDICULOUSLY cute.)
Second, last week I had the chance to be a guest judge for a high school speech tournament at an non-profit called Reality Changers here in San Diego. It is absolutely astounding what this non-profit is doing for kids from disadvantaged backgrounds to help get them into college. I was very impressed and loved meeting a few of the kids in the program. If you’re in San Diego and looking for a non-profit to get involved with, definitely check out the volunteer opportunities at Reality Changers. If you’re not in San Diego and would like to support the program with a donation, click here.
That’s it from me today. If you have anything you’d like to share, please do!