We couldn't agree more that ‘tis the season for thankfulness & gratitude. 100% !!! …but there is also a lot that we crafty ass females need to be resourceful about around the holidays. Along with the turkey, the mash potatoes, and the stuffing comes…well…‘STUFF’ that also gets passed around, not all of it tasty + welcomed.
On this Monday before Thanksgiving, A + K decided to release an episode that talks about ‘navigating’ the holidays: a time of the year when anxieties might rise, family dysfunction might become front & center, and the pressure of what your holiday or personal life ‘should’ look like might cause some distress.
Welcome to episode 50: The Thanksgiving Episode, that really is a ‘getting-together-with-family-anytime-of-the-year’ episode. We hope it encourages you to set boundaries, reaffirm your values, and know - despite what any family member makes you feel like around a table full of food - that you’re doing great, girlfriend. We see you. xoxo
Amanda + Kristin start this episode with a chat about what their plans are for this year’s upcoming Thanksgiving, and different things they’ve done for Thanksgivings past: REDOs & ‘scrimmages’.
The girls also talk BOUNDARIES + VALUES, which as so key during time with family - and suggest ways to cope: take a longer-than-usual bathroom break, a fake nap, or hang with the kiddos! You can also buffer the evening with board games!
The convo gradually shifts into the day-after Black Friday gift-giving season & ways to be resourceful in that as well. [Sigh.] Holidays!
AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //
Head to our Patreon page to hear what A + K are grateful for, because even though we usually focus on life’s challenges, we are also overwhelmingly thankful..especially for you!
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SHOW NOTES //
• avante-garde (so NOT us, Amanda)
• turkey hand craft
• The Addams Family Thanksgiving
• A’s Thanksgiving REDO
• Patreon’s BONUS ‘Currently’ episode
• Nicole Reaves’ episode
• What is a surveillance state?
• Instant Pot
• The Blind Side Thanksgiving scene
Thank you & Happy Thanksgiving!