We all want a magical Christmas, the kind we see in pictures or on movies with just the right amount of snow to look good, but not so much that we’re stuck and freezing cold. We want the presents to be perfect, the decorations to be placed just right, and to lose that last 10 pounds so we look amazing at all the parties and get showered with compliments of how great we look and how well behaved our children are. Or, something like that, right?
So, how do we make it happen?
We hire a personal assistant.
While that would help (I imagine, I’ve never done it), that’s not the only way to slow down this holiday season and stop and smell the pine cones and gingerbread cookies (after all, the roses aren’t out this time of year for most of us, so there’s no point in stopping to smell them). And, while I can’t come to your house and make things magical for you, I can share tips and strategies to save you time and energy, give you activities to do with your children so that you don’t have to find them yourself, and give you gift ideas.
Because I know that we all have high hopes and want everything to be perfect, but added activities and stress can get in the way of that, I have a few things to help make this holiday season more enjoyable for you and your children.
Spend a few minutes each day trying new yoga poses with your child during this FREE challenge. Megan from Learning Lotuses has created an awesome 10 day sequence that takes us through the entire alphabet, a few letters (and poses) each time. Have more than a few minutes? Each day also includes craft activities to do with your child to help you practice one of the letters from that day. Kids want our attention. One of the best ways to prevent meltdowns from them is to spend quality time with them. Doing yoga for a few minutes each day can be a part of that.
Coming up in December, we have Gingerbread, Hanukkah, Snow, Christmas, and other holiday related activities to do with your children. There’s plenty to choose from, at least 2-3 activities PER day! The Academy is a monthly program, which means you can enroll for as long as you’d like (just like a gym membership that doesn’t have a contract). If you’re not sure what to do with your child or are tired of searching for your own activities, check out The Academy. Get your FREE sample week and take a peek!
Plan your Holiday Bucket List and organize your schedule with this FREE printable guide. Another good way to help prevent our kids from losing their marbles is to keep their schedules and routines as consistent as we can. Having a plan helps with that!
Great reminders and tidbits for helping make sure all those holiday crafts and activities go off without a hitch!
And, who isn’t, especially this time of year?
This article is packed full of helpful hints, including ways to keep your toddler’s routine this holiday season.
In this post, I share our favorite toys, plus a few we wouldn’t mind having. But, we truly don’t need anything and my kids have enough to play with, so here’s another take on what to get kids for Christmas (or any occasion, really.) A FREE printable with more experience gift ideas and the Memory Maker Gift Certificate is included for your convenience.
It’s packed full of great resources, and odds are, you’re busy and can’t read them all right now anyway, so share this on social media (you’ll be helping other moms out too!) or pin it for later.