Thanksgiving Round-Up


Thanksgiving conjures up all the homey smells and feels of fall and family. Whether you celebrate big or small, we hope we can provide you with lots of ideas and to help make your Thanksgiving a memorable one.

Thanksgiving, Albuquerque

We’d like to thank Manzano Day School for sponsoring this Thanksgiving Round-Up.

Manzano Day School is dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching, and Joy in Learning® to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world.

Founded in 1938, Manzano Day School is an independent, nonprofit elementary school for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school’s historic six-acre campus borders Old Town and downtown Albuquerque.

On Sunday, November 14, join Manzano Day School for a tour of campus and to meet faculty, administrators, and current parents. You will learn more about their core values, how we inspire Joy in Learning® through our curriculum, the one-of-a-kind Fenton Ranch environmental education, and service learning projects, as well as the admission process and financial aid.

Enjoy this round-up of posts all about Thanksgiving from our writers over the years.

conversation cards

Thanksgiving Conversation Cards (With Free Printable)

In 2015, Saturday Night Live aired a skit that would have been hilarious if it didn't contain quite so much truth. The skit, "A Thanksgiving Miracle," shows how one family was able to avoid...
thanksgiving recipes, ABQ Mom

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up from the ABQ Mom Team

This past week the ABQ Mom team was able to provide prepared Thanksgiving meals to human trafficking survivors who are in safe housing with Spoken For, a part of the New Mexico Dream Center. I...
10 Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

10 Thanksgiving Activities for Kids Plus Free Printables

Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving and keep the kids entertained and busy with these Thanksgiving activities. Celebrate Turkey Day with your little turkeys at home. But first enjoy these free printables. Download them here. Fork...
10 Wines Under $20 to Pair With Thanksgiving Dinner

10 Wines Under $20 to Pair With Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving might look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean you can't experiment and try something new when it comes to wine pairings. I briefly worked as a Customer Relations Manager at...
the truth about the first thanksgiving

The Truth About the “First Thanksgiving”

We celebrate Thanksgiving in our household, but probably not the way most do. We prepare a delicious meal, surround ourselves with friends and family, and embrace how grateful we are for one another. And then...
Thanksgiving Crafts and Traditions That Double as Home Decor

Thanksgiving Crafts and Traditions That Double as Home Decor

Below is a fun list of Thanksgiving crafts and traditions you can start anytime with your family! Thanksgiving is a holiday that many of us celebrate gathered around our kitchen table with family and friends....
thanksgiving poem

Thankful for All the Things :: A Mom’s Honest Thanksgiving Poem

Life with two toddlers can be quite overwhelming at times. And it's even more of a whirlwind now because I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant with baby number three! In all of the chaos, diaper...
Thanksgiving Traditions You'll Want to Try This Year :: From the ABQ Mom Team

Thanksgiving Traditions You’ll Want to Try This Year :: From the ABQ Mom Team

Traditions and Thanksgiving go together like turkey and taters! Speaking of turkey, one of my new traditions is ordering a smoked turkey from Rudy's BBQ instead of attempting to bake a bird in my...
thanksgiving tree

Family Thankful Tree :: Focusing on the Season of Thanksgiving

The holidays are upon us. Our Halloween sugar rushes are over. So it’s time to please pass the Peppermint Mocha and crank up 104.7 FM. Wait, mommas. Slow your roll. If you are like...
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Vanessa loves her people and loves Albuquerque and has lots to say about both. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Nate, and they have three kids (Micah, Corban, & Evangeline). Originally from Florida, she’s lived in Albuquerque since 2009 when she and her family relocated to start a new church. Even though she misses wearing flip-flops year-round, New Mexico has truly enchanted her, and the desert feels like home. When she is not chauffeuring children about town, Vanessa works as the Director of Strategy and part-owner of Truly Social Digital Marketing Agency, enjoys volunteering at church, loves watching college football, and drinks a little too much coffee. She is passionate about connecting women with each other, loving her people, and finding the good in her place. Follow her on Instagram @vanessamaebush.