Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Things you need to keep in mind with respect to feeding your four-legged friends from the table of plenty on Thanksgiving Day.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Editor's note: We love our pets and rightly treat them like members of the family. So with Thanksgiving (and Christmas, too), we might be tempted to give them some extra treats from our big dinner feasts. Our friends at the East Atlanta Animal Clinic offer these tips: The smells of Thanksgiving fill your home and everyone’s mouth begins to water … including your pet’s! This time of year brings out the counter surfing talents of your pets. Taking care to keep irresistible flavors away from your pets palate prevents unwanted illness. Many pets receive small amounts of trimmings from the kitchen throughout the year; however, Thanksgiving tends to bring out an overabundance in everyone. Here are some food items to be aware of: Thanksgiving is …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Our Patch Question of the Week wants to hear your heartwarming, or horrifying, Thanksgiving memories.
Other than July 4th, Thanksgiving is probably the most unique of American holidays. I'm not aware of any nation in the world that has set aside a day devoted to being grateful for the good things in life. The links between Thanksgiving and our American history came together for me about 10 years ago, when my wife and I were vacationing in Washington, D.C., over the Thanksgiving holiday. We spent the day after Thanksgiving in Ford's Theater, watching a live production of "A Christmas Carol." Yes, Ford's Theater is still a fully functioning stage, and you can easily imagine one of our greatest presidents enjoying the performance from his hallowed box. Patch wants to hear about your Thanksgiving memories? Do you love or loathe this uniquely …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Do parents spend enough time with their kids?
With all the travel, family and food of Thanksgiving upon us, there is little time for "Moms Talk." Less time for mom's writing. I find it difficult to believe anyone who normally reads "Moms Talk" has the time to click the link this week. The Thanksgiving holiday gives stay-at-home parents a chance to pawn their kids off on eager grandparents. It gives working parents the chance to spend more time with their kids. Mom stays home from work and bakes pies while dad tosses the baseball in the yard. It's families spending time together, 1965 style. Or is it? Social scientists have been tracking how Americans spend their time for decades, and it seems parents are spending a lot more time interacting with their kids now than they did in the "…
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
PETA's new ad campaign asks kids: "Would you eat your dog for Thanksgiving?"
It's 5:30 p.m. and almost dark outside. The weather is unpredictable and the trees are starting to show you why it's called Fall. If you're not the patriarch, it's time to hop in the car for the drive to pie. Drive to: "We don't see you enough," "So, where do you live now?" and "Thought you were staying awhile." It's Thanksgiving! Grandparents are telling your kids the beautiful story of the pilgrims and indians sharing a wonderful meal. Their older emo cousins are telling them how the white man pillaged and massacred the Indians. You tell them not to repeat anything you have said about Mamaw. Just when you thought you had enough trouble with elderly family members planting seeds in your kids little minds, the People for the Ethical …