“It is the most wonderful time of the year..”
For those with the title “Mom,” this season means our workload just doubled while maintaining a cheery disposition.
Here comes holiday parties, gift-giving, family visiting, food prepping, and traveling. It can be so overwhelming. So take a deep breath and conquer this holiday season like the boss that you are here are some tips.
- OUTSOURCE FOOD
- Feeding people can be the most stressful part of the holiday season. So give yourself a break and be resourceful, go ahead and order food from some amazing local companies around Columbus. There are options to have the entire meals made or simply have your holiday ham and turkey pre-cooked and rewarmed. Here are some local places to check out:
2. GO VINTAGE WITH GIFTS
- Don’t spend a fortune on shiny new gifts. Instead turn to your mother’s basement, local consignment stores, garage sales, and buy/sell/trade sites. It is all about finding toys that are new to the child even if the present isn’t “new.” This year my kids are getting some Barbies my mom held on to and my old Playmobil Dollhouse. I also found some amazing consignment finds this fall for Christmas.
3. DO ONLINE SHOPPING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
- When it comes to shopping for everyone else on your lists, do as much online shopping as possible from the comfort of your home. It is just so much easier. The deals are already rolling out for major online retailers. The majority of the stores will have free shipping promos.
- Check into online curbside grocery shopping for your holiday meals as well! I use the Walmart Curbside all the time and I will defiantly be hitting up even more as I rush from one-holiday event to the next.
4. TAKE A BREAK AND SPEAK UP
- This is a season of joy and giving. Remember to take time for your family and yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the family gatherings, school parties, and work events just remember to pause. Tell your family if you need help. Remember to make your holiday awesome for yourself as well. So many times moms forget to take it all in and enjoy the fun because we are so busy doing all the holiday things we “need” to do. So stop. Go grab yourself a hot coffee then sit and enjoy a peaceful moment in the busiest time of the year for all of us moms.
Until Next time…
TAKE A BREAK