How To Have A Low Stress Holiday This Christmas With These 5 Brilliant Tips

How To Have A Low Stress Holiday This Christmas With These 5 Brilliant Tips

If the reason for the season leads to more holiday stress then you need to stop and take a breather.

Let me help you destress the holiday with our Top 5 Tips for a Non Stressful Christmas.

After a while, even jingle bells and mistletoe can get on the most patient person’s nerves.

But using the tips below you’ll be singing Christmas Carols for all to hear!

Check out the 5 tips below!


How To Have A Low-Stress Holiday This Christmas With These 5 Brilliant Tips

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Plan your holiday time carefully.


This event happens every year. Start planning now for how you will spend it. Often the random, unexpected, unplanned things that can happen can be the most stressful.

But even when they do, take a deep breath and either find a way to cope or become comfortable saying no with a smile.


Do something different.


Sometimes the stress comes with just knowing the enormity of what the holiday season offers. Lots of shopping, lots of spending, lots of cooking, lots of cleaning, lots of parties, lots of family, and finally lots of debt can be stressful even just thinking about it.

Take charge and do something different. Encourage family members to bring a favorite dish. Plan the menu around what everyone can bring instead of you cooking everything. Have dinner at someone else’s home.


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Rent a hotel suite for a party. Set a realistic budget for spending. Welcome the New Year without the stress of major debt.


Include others in the planning and execution.


It takes teamwork to make the dream work. Make the holidays truly about family by getting everyone involved.

Delegate a task to everyone and share the joy of making it the best holiday season ever. Get even the youngest children involved with tasks and assignments.


Shop less, give more.


Ditch the lines for the latest this or that and fashion finds at the mall.

Make some gifts instead. Just about anything you want to give can be made very easy and look incredibly fabulous.

If just the thought of doing it yourself creates a rise in your blood pressure offer gift certificates for family services.

Offer to cook, clean, reorganize, consult, or whatever skills your family has. These personalized gifts cost much less and will mean so much more.


Mandate Me Time!


You will have more success getting through the holidays if you include time to unwind and regroup.

Being everything to all people sounds ambitious and it may have been your calling but even Superheroes take breaks.

Find the things that relax you and add them to your daily routine. Include prayer, meditation, or whatever you need to do to unwind from the rigor and stress of the day.

Unwinding is one thing, regrouping comes next. Remind yourself of the reason for the season.


5 tips to reduce holiday stress


This is so much more than just something to do. Think of all the reasons you have to be thankful and grateful.

Think of all the blessings you have and your family has. These thoughts can motivate you to continue the charge another day.

The holiday season is to be enjoyed with family and friends. Follow our tips and make it your best holiday season ever.


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13 Elf On The Shelf Ideas And Printables | A Resource Guide

13 Elf On The Shelf Ideas And Printables | A Resource Guide

It’s time for that silly Elf on the Shelf to return, and you know your little one loves this!

If you’re looking for fun Elf on the Shelf ideas or activities then you’re in the right place.

From putting him in food to sliding down the banister, you can have your little Elf doing the coolest things that your kids will love.

Let your child receive notes from the Elf, coloring pages, and more.

There are lunch box notes to send to school with your little one, worksheets for learning, and MORE!

Just check out the fun resources below for awesome ideas and printables! These are really awesome!

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  1. Elf on the Shelf Sized Coloring Sheets
  2. Elf Counting Work Sheets
  3. Welcome Letters
  4. Forgot to Move your Elf? Ideas for you
  5. E is if for Elf
  6. Elf on the Shelf Printables
  7. Which Elf is Different?
  8. Elf on the Shelf Hand Writing Work Sheets
  9. Lunch Box notes
  10. Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Slackers
  11. Elf Calender
  12. Elf Flash Cards
  13. Two Dozen Easy Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Here are some other links you may be interested in:

  1. Disney Princess Gifts Your Little Girl Will Love | 2018 Christmas Gift List
  2. Holiday Survival Guide For Mamas
  3. How To Make Christmas Magical For Your Kids


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How To Make Christmas Magical For Your Kids

How To Make Christmas Magical For Your Kids

Christmas is not just about showering your kids with presents and buying ornaments and lights – it’s so much more than that.

Christmas is about values that every parent should teach its children – kindness, gratitude, and generosity.

That might be the reason why it’s celebrated worldwide, regardless of religious beliefs.

However, it’s not always easy to show the true magic of the holiday season to the kids, especially with the omnipresent influence of technology and the hectic lifestyle we have.

But, there are ways to make it magical for your kids and help them create lovely Christmas memories.


How to Make Christmas Magical for the Kids

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Make them believe


If your kids are still young and believe that Santa Claus is real, let them be. Even better, encourage it.

Psychologists claim it’s perfectly healthy because, although Santa Claus is not real, the values he represents are, and that’s why it makes a good lesson for the kids.

Help them hang Christmas stockings around the house and fill them with candy while they’re asleep.

Don’t forget about some cookies and milk for Santa and some carrots for his reindeer. You can even bake the cookies together, serve it on a plate et voilà – you’ve got yourself the perfect excuse to eat cookies in the middle of the night – it’s all part of the Christmas magic.



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Get crafty


From ornaments to gift wrapping – all of it can be done yourself and what’s even better – you can include the kids in the process and have multiple benefits. Not only will the kids feel the true Christmas spirit, but they’ll also know the value of work and effort put into making all of that.

Furthermore, you’ll surely save some money as well – paper, scissors, sparkling washi tape, colorful knitting bowls, etc. are way cheaper than the ornaments, cards, and decorations you can buy at the store. Browse Pinterest for ideas and get crafty – it’s the best way to spend some quality time with your kids.


Put some Christmas colors on


There’s no fear of going overboard with glitter and shades of red and green.

After all, it’s the holiday season, so give yourself a break and decorate your house accordingly. Stunning Christmas tree and lights are mandatory but you can take it to another level and try giving your girls Christmas hairstyles or baking seasonal treats shaped like Christmas ornaments.

Also, consider decorating the kids’ room as well – a mini tree and some lights will do just fine to make their mornings festive. Play some Christmas tunes and watch the spirit of the holiday season fill your house floor-to-ceiling.


Less is more


When it comes to presents, less is really more.

Make sure you give your kids something they’ll know how to appreciate. Respect their wishes but make sure it’s practical as well – buy them something they’ll wear, read, and actually use.

If they get too many presents from the rest of the family, tell them about the less fortunate and propose donating their toys, clothes, school supplies, etc.

They can assemble the gifts themselves, wrap them, and write something on the card – it’s a great way to teach your kids to be generous and aware of the outside world.


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Make a scrapbook


Scrapbooks are a great way to preserve memories so you can make a Christmas-themed one for your kids.

Take photos of the Christmas activities and encourage the kids to collect tickets from Christmas shows and concerts.

They can rewrite Christmas stories and quotes they like, or even write their own. Use the craft supplies leftovers from making the ornaments and cards and assemble a family scrapbook. All you’ll need is cardboard paper and some twine and the fun may begin.

Once they grow up, kids won’t remember the gifts you bought them but the feeling of closeness and all the fun will stay in their memories forever. Don’t hesitate – make a plan and get ready to give your children the most magical Christmas ever.

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Holiday Survival Guide For Mamas

Holiday Survival Guide For Mamas

Many people look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas, not only for the delicious meals that are prepared but the togetherness that it brings for families.

Most of us love to come together during this time of year but it can also cause A LOT of stress.

Unfortunately, some need a little help surviving the tantrums and situations that sometimes come along with the holidays.

You may think I am just talking about the children’s tantrums but depending on the family, there may be some adults having tantrums as well.

Read on to find out how to cope:

Holiday Survival Guide: How to Survive the Chaos

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  • One of the best things about having a survival guide is that you can plan ahead. Have all the details ready including the seating when it’s time to eat, maybe make a seating arrangement just in case. Have guest rooms set up in case you have a guest stay overnight or even a place to let the little one’s nap.


  • Determine your ground rules before the day of your gathering. These could be topics that could lead to heated discussions, politics, or even sports. We all know there are some families who have that sports rivalry. To make things less stressful for you, ask your guests to bring a dish. Some can bring foods, drinks, desserts, and even disposable plates, forks, napkins, cups, knives, spoons, etc. that help you with the cleanup time after everyone has finished eating.


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  • Have plenty of finger foods, fruits, and veggies available while the meal is being prepared or everything is being set up. This will help keep the kids and even the adults out from under your feet. If you have children of different ages have plenty of activities for them. Whether it is playing games outside like tag, hide and go seek, football, or inside activities like watching another TV in a quiet room, playing games, or coloring. If there is an older child (tween/teen) to help watch over the little ones is a great idea, so that you can play host and get everything in the kitchen ready.


  • Every family has people who don’t get along, children who misbehave or something that may go wrong. Try to remember the reason you are gathered and that you had the opportunity to spend time with your family no matter the circumstances and then you can recuperate until the next holiday.

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Disney Princess Gifts Your Little Girl Will Love | 2018 Christmas Gift List

Disney Princess Gifts Your Little Girl Will Love | 2018 Christmas Gift List

Searching for the perfect gift for your Disney princess loving child? Look no further! I’ve found magical Disney princess-inspired gifts that range from games to dress-up to dolls and more. They will be able to play with some of their favorite princesses while using their imagination to recreate and reinvent some of their favorite fairytale storylines.

I have a sweet little girl and I’ll be getting her several of these special gifts. If you have a little one who loves Disney Princesses then this is the gift list for you! Check it out below.

By the way, this post contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

These unique Disney princess gifts are sure to make your child’s day brighter, more charming, and a whole lot more fun.

Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

Mix and match colorful beads with character charms to make these silicone necklaces With this Disney Princess Necklace Set. Everything you need to make these necklaces is stored in a sturdy carrying case so you can bring it on the go. Great for ages 3+.

Disney Princess Dress Up Trunk - Amazon ExclusiveDisney Princess Dress Up Trunk – Amazon Exclusive

This 21 piece dress-up set includes 4 shirts, 3 skirts, 2 headbands, 1 tiara, 1 choker, 3 bracelets, 1 pair of earrings, 1 necklace, 3 rings, and a storage trunk to hold it all. The dress pieces fit sizes 4 to 6x and it’s best for ages 3+. See it here

Disney Princess Matching GameDisney Princess Matching Game

Help your little one improve their memory and matching skills with this Disney princess matching game. This game can be played alone or with others and is geared towards ages 3+.

Melissa & Doug Disney Princess Wooden Stamp Set: 9 Stamps,Melissa & Doug Disney Princess Wooden Stamp Set: 9 Stamps,

This wooden stamp set is a must-have for creative children. With washable ink and a sturdy wooden box for storage, it’s clean enough for parents, too! This set includes 9 wooden stamps, 5 colored pencils, and a 2 color stamp pad. Ages 4+.

LEGO Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale Castle 41152 Building KitLEGO Disney Princess Sleeping Beauty’s Fairytale Castle 41152 Building Kit

The fairytale castle just got even more fun! Your child can play with Aurora and Maleficent in LEGO form along with a variety of accessories including a magic wand, crown, spinning wheel, hair bow, flowers, cake, mixing bowl, scissors, hairbrush, perfume bottle, and more. Ages 6+

Hasbro Disney Princess Shimmering Dreams Collection DollHasbro Disney Princess Shimmering Dreams Collection Doll

With gowns and outfits that are inspired by the movies, these collectible Disney princess dolls are a must-have for Disney lovers. This set comes with 11 dolls, 11 outfits, 11 pairs of shoes, and a variety of accessories for your dolls. Ages 3+. This is by far the best gift on this Princess list!

Hasbro Candy Land Disney Princess Edition Game Board GameHasbro Candy Land Disney Princess Edition Game Board Game

Play Candy Land with a Disney princess twist! Choose from Cinderella, Rapunzel or Ariel to play as and guide your princess to the castle throughout the game. Ages 3+.

Disney Princess Little Kingdom Musical Moments CastleDisney Princess Little Kingdom Musical Moments Castle

Each room of this musical castle is inspired by a different Disney princess. Children will be able to recreate parts of their favorite fairytales and accessorize some of their favorite princesses. Ages 4+.

Disney Princess Style Collection Travel Hair Tote PlaysetDisney Princess Style Collection Travel Hair Tote Playset

This 9 piece hair care set includes a tote, luggage tag, brush, blow dryer, flat iron, concentrator, and diffuser for the hair. It’s a must-have for every stylish child with major hair goals. Ages 3+.

Melissa & Doug Disney Sleeping Beauty and Snow White MagneticMelissa & Doug Disney Sleeping Beauty and Snow White Magnetic

This magnetic wooden dress-up allows children to dress up Sleeping Beauty and Snow White in some of their signature fashions and more. It includes 40+ pieces that include clothes and accessories. Ages 3+

Aren’t these great gift ideas? Your little princess will be bubbling with joy when she sees these fun Disney Toys. Enjoy!

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