Spending time with your family is one of the best ways to celebrate the holidays! Here is what you need to remember:
1. Spend the time and focus on this! Even on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, Hanukkah, or whatever holiday it is you celebrate. Figure out what your family likes to do (AS A FAMILY) and make it fun. Whether it is a Holiday Scavenger Hunt that you create around the house or the yard, or play cards/games like our family likes to do it will be what your children will remember when they are older.
2. Don't get caught up with what the other parent has given or will be giving as gifts. Teach your children to be grateful for whatever they receive, which can be harder than it seems. Try bringing them to do something for those who are less fortunate. Giving back can give a different perspective but also help those in need. Charitable work can be fulfilling for everyone.
3. We know you can't get away from giving the goose egg for the Holidays. Staying organized during the holidays can be a real hassle. Trying to keep track of who wants what present, what you have already bought and who else is left on your list can be a nightmare. But not anymore, with the Social Stepmom Holiday Shopping Planner you can keep track of everything you need. Just make sure you print off enough pages for everyone in your family.