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Are You Overwhelmed by the Holidays?

Good tidings and cheer are the cherry on top of a pretty hectic holiday season. Between getting the kids excited and to festivities and shopping for presents, many a mom gets overwhelmed. Does this happen to you?
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Greggie Greggie 8 years
You can't plan to go to parties in October to free up your weekends. You can't bake cookies three months in advance. You can shop in advance, but a lot of holiday rush can't be eliminated.
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
My goodness, you make the stress you have. How about planning ahead of time! This is my first holiday as a mother and since he is only going to be 7 months, I figure he won't even know what is happening. My family is going to buy him some presents so I am not worrying about it. Pictures are fun, but shouldn't be stressful. If they are, just don't do them. No one expects that you must send holiday cards every year. You can always just do it online too.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
No. When I was working I just took care of most things on my lunch hour, and now that I'm home I take care of it after dropping my son off at kindergarten. The baby's too young to realize I'm buying her gifts or anything. We're doing our picture sometime this week.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
I get more overwhelmed by the amount of money I spend mainly!
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
This is my first year with a child and I am a bit overwhelmed. Between santa pics, pics for the holiday cards, optional pro pics, making sure he has cute holiday outfits and PJs, travel plans with baby, normal shopping, decorating, etc., it's quite a bit more for me this year. Plus, I have my first skating competition next week, which also involves traveling, so there is a lot going on in December. Oh, and I have to start planning his first birthday and get invites out this month, too. Ugh! But it's all festive! :)
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