Stress Free Holidays: You Did It!

Day 30: Let It Be and Rejoice! Phew! Last day. Did you get it all done? Did you feel a little more organized and prepared this year? Did you try something new? Did you meet your end goal? Hopefully, the answer is yes. The biggest thing to take away is that being prepared can truly […]

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Stress Free Holidays: T’was the Night Before…

Day 29: Twas the Night Before… Congratulations!  The majority of the hard work is behind you!  You have…   purchased all the gifts sent out the Christmas cards baked cookies decorated your house, inside and out wrapped all the gifts spent time with family and friends done crafts with the kids organized dinner shopped, shopped […]

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Stress Free Holidays: Sharing Your Expectations

Day 28:  Prepare A Schedule and Share with the Family Christmas Eve and Christmas day are filled with emotions, anxiety, excitement, frustration and so much more.  You can make it somewhat easier on you and your family members if everyone knows what to expect. If your kids know in advance that they have 2 hours […]

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Stress Free Holidays: Final Preparations

Day 27:  Final Cleaning and Preparations So close to the finish line. Let’s get some final, last minute cleaning done. If you are hosting the big dinner or even a post-holiday party, get everything prepped that you can now. Get out the linens, grandma’s tablecloth, real napkins and wash them now. And, instead of letting […]

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Stress Free Holidays: Wrapping Up the Wrapping Up

Day 26:  Wrapping the Last Gifts You’ve done all the shopping, everyone is crossed off your list, so now let’s get all those treasures wrapped.  In an earlier day you inventoried all your supplies and added things as you needed so you should be ready to wrap all of your gifts.  Here are some tips […]

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Stress Free Holidays: Cleaning for Company

Day 25:  It’s A Dirty Job But Someone Has to Do It Having company over should not mean you need to re-model or re-decorate or re-anything. They come because they love you and want to spend time with you and yours. With just 5 more days to go, today is a good day to get […]

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Stress Free Holidays: Giving Back & Volunteering

Day 24: Give Back No matter what your particular circumstances, there is always someone less fortunate than you.  A great way to celebrate this time of joy and happiness is to share with those less fortunate than yourself. Teach your children (and remind yourself) that Christmas is not all about the presents and the decadent […]

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