Stress has, sadly, become a normal part of our daily lives. Our fast-paced world celebrates increased productivity at the risk of our health and mental sanity, and Christmastime is a perfect example of that. I wish we didn’t even have to talk about this, but managing holiday stress needs to become a normal part of our Christmas planning.[Read more…] about 5 Steps to Managing Holiday Stress
Christmas is here, and with it comes so many feelings and mixed emotions. Though we dream of a perfect Christmas filled with love, memories, family, and friendship, the holidays are rarely perfect. The pressure to create the perfect Christmas can be a heavy mental burden, especially for moms.
Family Christmas traditions are a wonderful part of the holiday season, but it’s so easy for traditions to become a stressful race to do everything. Social media is filled with kids decorating cookies, wrapping presents, and ice skating, and as moms, we feel the need to give our kids as many memories as possible.[Read more…] about 21 Fun and Simple Family Christmas Traditions
Even though I’m far too much of a hot mess to ever be a “Type A” mom, I’ve always been a list-maker.
As a child, I journaled daily, which I now see helped me process information and remember important details. I often journaled in a bulleted format, listing out what I had done each day or what issues stressed me out.[Read more…] about Why Every Mom Needs a Rocketbook
Stocking stuffers are a majorly underrated part of Christmas and gift-giving.
Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be valuable and special, and stockings provide the perfect opportunity to surprise others with little items they forgot they wanted or needed.
In our family, we follow the 4-gift rule (want, need, wear, and read) for presents, so I enjoy filling up the stockings with items that don’t always fit those categories, or are smaller items I know will be loved.[Read more…] about The Ultimate List of Toddler Stocking Stuffers
Trick-or-treating is an odd tradition – you essentially buy a bunch of Halloween candy and then put on a costume and trade the candy. Hopefully, you trade for better candy than you originally bought, but inevitably you end up with some tootsie rolls and lollipops.
You spread your candy on the counter or floor, sort out the best stuff, and then…
Then, you have to figure out how to deal with all the leftover candy.[Read more…] about 15 Brilliant Ways to Deal with Leftover Halloween Candy