Does getting ready for Thanksgiving stress you out?

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year…a delicious feast of turkey with all the trimmings, time with family and friends, and a day or two off from school or work…what’s not to love?

Oh, just the having to cook the biggest feast of the entire year!

Between all the different dishes to prepare, the house to clean, and the relatives and friends to invite, Thanksgiving can get a little overwhelming.

You can get yourself organized and create a memorable holiday for your family with the help of The My Mommy Thanksgiving Planner.

This is what happens when you have a plan for Thanksgiving

I know that for years, I was always nervous to offer to have our extended family’s Thanksgiving meal at our house because I felt so overwhelmed at all the work that was involved. I never invited friends over to share our meal because I was worried that I might forget to clean something or that one of my dishes would taste terrible.

But over time, I realized that part of making a holiday successful was simple: planning. If I took time to sit down and plan out what dishes I would make, what rooms needed to be cleaned, and what tasks I could do ahead of time to take the pressure off the big day, then the big Thanksgiving feast didn’t seem that overwhelming anymore…and I could actually enjoy it instead of worrying about it.

That’s why the My Mommy Thanksgiving Planner is such a great tool.

You will be less frazzled, and have more time to spend having fun with your family instead of worrying over easily-prevented problems.

What’s in the My Mommy Thanksgiving Planner?


A Menu Planner with grocery list

Decide what main dishes, side dishes and desserts you want to serve and plan your grocery shopping in advance


A cooking schedule worksheet

A helpful guide for knowing when the turkey needs to come out of the oven and the sweet potato casserole needs to go in


A home planning worksheet

Take note of what rooms you need to clean as well as a place to note what you need to decorate your rooms and table

The My Mommy Thanksgiving planner can also be used year after year…it isn’t marked with a particular year, which forces you to buy a new planner each November. Print as many copies as you need for personal use!

This printable planner is perfect for tucking into a small binder or school folder, or you can take it to your local Staples or Office Depot to have it put into a binding comb very inexpensively, to make it more like a booklet.


Time management experts say that, “every minute spent in planning saves 10 minutes in execution.” Using that same idea can help you save time making a memorable holiday for your family and friends.

I hope the My Mommy Thanksgiving Planner will help you create a Thanksgiving day that is much less stressful and more enjoyable for yourself and your family. Perhaps it will help make this Thanksgiving the best yet!