The holiday, especially Christmas can be an overwhelming time of busyness and time constraints.
There is so much to be done and what seems to be such little time.
Here's some tips to keep the holiday from becoming and overwhelming mess, and to keep you from becoming that mom you don't want to be.
Make sure you have your menu planned, now if you don't follow a menu regularly this is week to give it a try. You will thank yourself later, when you are able to feed your family great meals among all the last minute stopping!
Keep a list, of what needs to be done. I create on big list and I add and cross off as the week goes on.
Make sure you school schedule is light,NOW is not the time to introduce and new concept or something that is going to take over your day.
Be happy!! Keep it light!! We have a continues stream of Christmas music playing and lots of holiday movies to choose from.
Use paper!!! I don't often use paper plates and such, but this week I do! When doing all the extra baking and cooking a meal giving away, you can greatly reduce stress by having that healthy meal prepared, but eating it on a paper plate!!!
Most importantly remember~~ JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON~~
Use this time to remind the children, why we celebrate Jesus' birth, and let them see you witness to others during this time.