11/12/2013 01:16 pm ET

5 Thanksgiving Day Activities For Kids to Keep Them Outta Your Hair


My kids love to help me in the kitchen. As soon as they hear me getting out cooking supplies, they ask, “What are you making? Can I help? I’ll stir! Please?” In the past, mom guilt has always made me say yes. I know the benefits of cooking with my kids. It has such potential as a time to chat and learn together. It just never ends up that way for me. Not with my five-year-old twin boys, anyway. I always end up stressed out.

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