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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 7:22am
Hi, I was hoping that I could get some tips on how you all handle bouts of nostalgia - those moments when it seems like the best of our family life is in the past when the kids were little and constantly around.


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Wed, 09-26-2012 - 10:01pm
For us, Thanksgiving isn't so much about sharing as it is about the kids working. The last 2 yrs, DS1 has been in BC & not coming home. Then DS2 & DD have been working. DS1 won't be home this year either & while DS2 isn't working, his fiancee is & so is DD. We may have a midweek Thanksgiving meal for DS2 & his fiancee as she says he wants his turkey. Last Easter he was at his future inlaws & she cooked pretty cooked chicken wings, chicken pot pie & something else. He was horrified. He likes his "special" holiday meals. lol

We have done the sharing thing for Xmas with DD & DS2 the last 2 yrs. DS1 has always done Xmas with us regardless of his relationship. However, this current one must be very serious as when I suggested coming home for Xmas as his Xmas present, he said no because he couldn't afford to pay for his partner to come too.

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Thu, 09-27-2012 - 1:01am
I enjoy a LOT of things. Cooking, gardening, crafting, jewelry making, home decorating, daycaring my 8mo granddaughter, hanging out with my gf's, my kids, and my DH. And oh yeah, I work 1-2 days /week. I'm a Dental Hygienist. I was happily "recession retired", and busy with the baby, but I've kept my toe in because I didn't want to lose all my skills JUST yet, and I needed to feel like *I* had money, too. The other G-ma was happy to take Bree one day a week, so I still temp here and there.
As for grown kids and the holidays, I am lucky that mine no longer need to work on holidays, and that they AND their SO's enjoy spending time with us, so they always do both.
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Thu, 09-27-2012 - 7:07am

 We have never had the issue of our kids working on Thanksgiving but in college DD3 worked retail at a mall so that of course meant working black Friday.  Which depending on the shift she got meant some years having to leave early to go home and sleep.