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
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
Christmas is almost here!
You’ve already finished your holiday shopping, all the presents are wrapped, and you have plenty of time to sit back and relax with some hot chocolate, right…?
Don’t worry, I’m totally kidding! I get it – the holidays are a mad dash to the finish line. And if you’re like me, you always seem to forget something from your to-do list.[Read more…] about Stocking Stuffers Under $15 That Mom Will Love
What are you gifting your mom this Christmas?
Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start gift-hunting for friends and loved ones (check out my list of toddler stocking stuffers).
Luckily, I’ve got you covered with a few people! Whether you’re shopping for your mom, your mom bestie, your book club’s gift exchange, or yourself (no judgment!), these gifts for the ‘cool’ mom are sure to be winners.
I personally dislike braving the Minnesota cold and holiday crowds, so I do most of my Christmas shopping online. It’s hard to beat shopping in my PJs and 2-day free shipping.[Read more…] about Christmas Gifts Under $50 for the Cool Mom