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Hectic Holidays
November 13, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Hi ladies,
What tips do you have for other moms who may be feeling stressed this holiday season?

   busy mom


  • mysticalmalissa
    November 15, 2012 at 3:32 PM


    Pick and choose what you really need to stress over!

  • countrygirlkat
    November 15, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Enjoy your time!  Kids are going to have the best memories of holidays that are fun and relaxed, not picture perfect and stressful.  Keep things simple and take the time to play with your kids.  If some part of it is stressful it probably isn't worht it. 

  • goddess99
    November 15, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    1 word - Booze

    lol I'm kidding... kinda.

    Ah ask for help, do a potluck so you aren't stuck cooking everything. Have the kids set the table, Prepare little things a day ahead of time. Make a list so you don't forget anything.

  • gacgbaker
    November 15, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Quoting Sisteract:

    Less commitments-

    I agree!

  • gacgbaker
    November 15, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Quoting mysticalmalissa:


    Pick and choose what you really need to stress over!

    Great tip!

  • sweetlyblissful
    November 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Give with your heart, not with what is or isn't in your wallet.  Sharing love and peace with everyone this holiday is more special than anything money can buy. 

  • .Angelica.
    November 15, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    i don't have any tips. :(

  • slw123
    by slw123
    November 15, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    Plan ahead, make lists and don't let things stress you out. 

  • GwenMB
    by GwenMB
    November 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    - Make time to remember the reason for the season.  My church does an Advent by Candlelight each year which helps the ladies focus (at least for one night) on why we are celebrating.

    - Only do what is important to you.  Don't do things just because everyone else is or you think its expected.  Its ok to not bake dozens of cookies if that's just additional stress & not something you enjoy.

  • mrswillie
    November 16, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    Relax and enjoy this magical season

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