Tag: grateful

Reviewing Thanksgiving table manners with your kids

You may have worked for years to impart the importance of manners to your children, but why is that when they show up at your relatives’ homes they turn into impolite little monsters who act as if they have been raised in a barn and not under your roof? Tweens are also in the “old... Read more »

Tween Nicole Westbrook's "It's Thanksgiving" music video goes viral

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“Can’t be hateful, gotta be grateful.” That’s the message in 12 year-old Nicole Westbrook musical interlude about Thanksgiving creatively titled, “It’s Thanksgiving.” The song’s video has gone viral, garnering more than 6 million hits on YouTube. I asked for Thanksgiving music, and I got it. The California tween’s song about the upcoming holiday was produced... Read more »

It is too early for Christmas music on the radio - give me Veterans Day music

When I hopped in the car to fetch my tween from school this afternoon, my ears were assaulted by the sounds of Christmas music blaring from the radio. “Sleigh bells ring. Are you listenin’?” No!  No, I am not listening. I am turning the station. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday season.  I’ve... Read more »