The holidays are here! My family couldn’t be more excited. We love this time of year, mostly because one of the best gifts we every received came in December (Hey kidlet!) I know it can be overwhelming and stressful to pull together a great holiday celebration, so I’m here to help. These are my five full-proof holiday tips.
One – stick to what you know. Now is not the time to try making a rack of lamb if you’ve never done it before. The holidays are about tradition and you can’t go wrong with an old favorite.
Two – give the gift of time. No pricey gift has ever made my kids feel as good as when I stopped everything I was doing to sit and color with them for a solid hour. This year, I plan to give a little time each day this month to making someone else’s day brighter.
Three – let your kids help. Don’t strive for a perfect holiday, strive for a family holiday. Our tree last year was completely catawampus, but my babies were so proud of it and that’s that matters.
Four – don’t forget to “feed” the dad. This is the time of year I totally take my husband for granted (and blame him for everything). I know how hard it is to be a mom, but it’s hard to be a dad too. Remember to say, “please”, “thank you” and “I’m sorry” when necessary.
Five – don’t forget about you. Did I just say it’s hard to be a mom? Well, it is. So, have that extra cookie, take a bubble bath on Christmas Eve, and don’t worry about cleaning up on Christmas morning…it’s your day too! Have a safe and happy holiday.
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