Moms’ Timeout Show: Simplifying Thanksgiving (includes a Giveaway)

Calling all moms! As moms we are no stranger to the act of giving.  However, at Thanksgiving we moms tend to have a different type of challenge. The challenge of finding the balance between perfection and reality, so that Thanksgiving can be enjoyed by all, including mom. Sometimes we get too caught up in the Norman Rockwell or Martha Stewart illusion of Thanksgiving.  And that is precisely what it is, an illusion.  In this segment of Moms’ Timeout will be discussing ways to simplify Thanksgiving through the use of more conveniently prepared food and lowering our expectations.


Remember moms, you set the tone for the day.  If you envision a calm and enjoyable Thanksgiving Day then you need to convey a calm and enjoyable atmosphere and it all starts with your expectations.  Your family will not think less of you because you did not prepare everything from scratch, or to a specific family member’s preferred liking. If they do then they need to reevaluate their own priorities and perhaps next year that individual should make the said dish from scratch, and to their liking, since it is their favorite. Don’t allow your Thanksgiving to fall prey to the frazzled host, simplify!

And to help you simplify your Thanksgiving feast we have a giveaway!

Moms’ Timeout and Among Friends Healthy Baking Mixes are teaming up to provide one lucky follower two packages of convenient and healthy cookie mixes, one chocolate chip cookie mix and one oatmeal raisin. Since the winner will be chosen after Thanksgiving we felt cookie mixes might be just what moms are looking for to get their holiday baking started.

How to enter:

Like the Among Friends Healthy Baking Mixes Facebook Page

Like Mom on the go in Holy Toledo Facebook Page

Follow Mom on the go in Holy Toledo via Twitter

Once you have done all three please post a comment stating you have done so and share your favorite Thanksgiving dish.

Winner will be randomly selected Dec. 3rd

Also, we are so happy and excited for Allie and Lilly as they start-up their own businesses! Each has some really fabulous finds for the holiday season be sure to check them out, click here to be linked to Allie’s Thirty One Bags Website and click here to be linked to Lilly’s Avon Website.

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21 Comments on “Moms’ Timeout Show: Simplifying Thanksgiving (includes a Giveaway)”

  1. Che
    November 21, 2012 at 5:04 am #

    I’ve liked both your page and the Among Friends page, as well as followed you on Twitter (though you may be interested to know that the embedded link in this post didn’t take me to your page – I found your twitter handle on your homepage). (Che Sao and @che_sao) My favorite Thanksgiving dish is Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes, and those found here: are very, very similar to the ones that I make. They are delicious!

    • November 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      Thank you Che, I am not sure what is up with the twitter link I posted, sorry. Gruyere Scalloped Potatoes look amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I will totally be making those in the very near future, YUM!

  2. Terri Moore
    November 21, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    I liked the two facebook pages. I cannot find “Mom on the go in…” on twitter. I did a search even. Is it under a different name than that? thank you

    • November 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

      The link I provided should take you there and if it doesn’t it is @mamaof3onthego. Thank you Terri

  3. Betsy
    November 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I Like the Among Friends Healthy Baking Mixes Facebook Page

  4. Betsy
    November 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    I Like Mom on the go in Holy Toledo Facebook Page

  5. Betsy
    November 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    I Follow Mom on the go in Holy Toledo via Twitter (@betsy5454)

  6. Noelle Cagle
    November 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    I like AFHBM on FB

  7. Noelle Cagle
    November 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    I like MOTGHT on FB

  8. Amy
    November 22, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Did it all…I’ve never heard of this before I’d love to try some.

  9. November 23, 2012 at 4:35 am #

    All 3 done 🙂

    Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without my orange cranberry sauce 🙂

  10. November 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I liked and followed! My favorite dish is zesty carrots… family tradition and soo yummy

  11. November 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    I liked both on FB and follow on Twitter as danikatsouros.

    My fave thing to make is candied sweet potatoes with DARK brown sugar, chopped walnuts and TONS of marshmallows!

  12. November 24, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    Done! My favorite dish is my mother’s deep dish cherry cheesecake!

    Facebook: Katie Contests
    Twitter: @katiecontests

  13. Victoria S
    November 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I did all 3 actions! My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my grandmother’s dressing!

  14. Candace M
    November 25, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    I did all three..Candace Miller…twitter candyo0217
    My favorite dish is my hubby’s mac and cheese

  15. November 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    I did all three! My favorite dish is pecan pie of course! stef4916@

  16. November 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    I did all three. Finding you on twitter took some work.

    • November 27, 2012 at 4:29 am #

      Sorry about that Kris, I thought the link I had went right to @mamaof3onthego. Thank you for taking the time to find me on twitter, it means a lot to me. Have a good night

  17. naomi c
    November 30, 2012 at 3:19 am #

    I did all three – thanks for the giveaway!

  18. December 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    And the winner is…….I have randomly selected a number, via and the lucky winner is the 9th person to enter! So congratulations to Katie Contests! Katie, please email me your address, my email is

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