Last year I started hosting Thanksgiving down at the beach house the weekend before to take the pressure off my children. I always thought it was silly for people to rush from place to place, eating several dinners in one day. Now that I'm divorced it made it even harder for kids. Getting to spend the weekend with them, cooking in the kitchen together and hanging out at the beach is the way family holidays should be. It's also fun to add the next generation of little ones, teaching them to enjoy being outdoors.