Monday, November 28, 2011

This week's Life Well Lived question

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, we're all trying to juggle regular life along with the extra stresses that the holidays can bring. This week's BlogHer Life Well Lived question deals with that topic:

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What are some of your best tips for surviving the season of parties, celebrations and family get-togethers?

For me, it's all about keeping things simple.  My husband and I try to limit the number of presents that our kids get, and give each other only one gift.  Also, we usually tell each other exactly what we'd like, which definitely simplifies the process!  I also try to keep my expectations reasonable. Yes, Christmas dinner is probably going to have at least one dish that I burn or undercook, but the important thing is that we're together to eat it! And, when we feel like the family is getting too overscheduled or tired, we make it a point to play hooky from whatever we can easily skip, so that we have time to get some rest.

How do you help your family not get too stressed during the holiday season? Join me over at the Life Well Lived Blog Post and leave a comment with your ideas!  in sharing their answers in the comment section of the Life Well Lived Blog Post. And don't forget to enter the current $250 sweepstakes as well!