All Things Thanksgiving

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

We love the holiday season! Thanksgiving is so wonderful for the extra time spent with friends and family! By Orlando moms and FOR Orlando moms, our “All Things Thanksgiving” Guide is filled with things to do, make and enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday!

Thanksgiving Meal Options

Volunteering with Kids this Holiday Season

5 Ways to Cultivate Thankfulness in Kids

4 Traditions for the Best Thanksgiving Ever

Top 10 Things to do in November!

  1. make a Thanksgiving craft

  2. Give Thanks

  3. send notes to nursing homes

  4. make gratitude rocks + leave in the neighborhood

  5. donate to a Food Bank

  6. have a s’mores party

  7. make apple spice cupcakes

  8. make chili

  9. bake a pumpkin recipe

  10. tailgate at a Football Game

Recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:: 5 Ways!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Autumn Salad That Looks Fancy!

Autumn Salad

Apple Spice Caramel Cupcakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

pumpkin cinnamon rolls

New Fall Favorite Recipes

New Fall Favorite Recipes

Healthy Fall Recipes

Healthy Fall Recipes

5 Pumpkin Recipes We Love

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Navigating the Holidays with a Picky Eater

  • Involve them in the prep. Most kids love helping, whether that’s in the kitchen or with the table setting. Even if you know they aren’t going to dig into the spread, give them a special job so that they are contributing and feel part of the day. You never know, maybe they’ll be game to try one of the foods that they help make!
  • Feed your child beforehand. We all know the joy of having a hangry child on our hands. If you know they’ll eat limited foods at the table, consider giving them a pre-meal so they have something in their stomachs at the get-together.
  • It’s OK if your child only eats the bread. The holiday meal is too high stakes for most picky eaters to venture outside of their comfort zone. Let’s stop pretending that it may be the day they decide to eat a carrot or dig into the brussels sprouts. If they only want a roll and a sliver of turkey, then fine (tbh if my boys have any turkey I’ll be celebrating.) Let them enjoy their meal without the pressure of filling their plate to be polite, and then you can enjoy yours.
  • Give small portions. Involve your child in their food selection, and if they’re open to trying something new, give a small portion so as not to overwhelm them. They can always go back for seconds if they like it or recreate that dish again after the holiday.
  • Set boundaries where you need to. Hope fully it doesn’t come to this, but if well-meaning family members comment on your child’s near-empty plate or overtly praises their cousin for being such a “good eater,” you may need to have a quiet word with them. Generally, with kids, especially picky eaters, it’s best to keep conversations around food positive and to a minimum. Often people just want to help, but it can quickly become a lot of pressure for a child to shoulder and the last thing you want is for them to feel ashamed at the table.

Crafts and Decor

Fun Fall Crafts For Kids

DIY Fall Decor Tutorial

Easy Ways to Decorate for Fall

Supporting Families with Autism Spectrum Disorder During the Holidays

For families with Autism Spectrum Disorder children, the holidays can be a complicated time. For many, the idea of gathering with friends and family is a welcome one, but they may worry about ensuring gatherings are comfortable for their ASD child.

Holiday Shopping

Giving Tuesday

Small Business Saturday

Shop Local Small Business Guide

For the Non-Drinkers

8 Holiday Mocktails for the Non-Drinker or Soon to be Mom

7 Ways To Enjoy Your First Sober Holiday Season

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Eryn is a health conscious momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 6 to 20! She is a marketing maven and mentor with 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 15+ years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is in love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep. Eryn uses her 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 to 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 & 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a low tox living advocate. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is "be on purpose" and she lives to better the lives of others.

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