Crowds, traffic, in-laws, extra bills to pay - no wonder the holidays stress so many people out. If you are one of these people, you are not alone. According to some reports, up to 90 per cent of all adults become stressed about at least one aspect of the holidays. And the holidays are especially stressful for women, who typically shoulder the brunt of the scheduling, planning, shopping and cooking each year.
As the holidays quickly approach, it can be nice to give a little gift to those special people that matter in your life outside the typical family and friends. Finding the perfect gift for teachers, coaches, neighbors, etc., can be a real challenge. Depending on the number of people you want to give a gift to, this can be an expensive task as well. To keep things reasonable, consider a homemade gift that the kids can help you make. By involving the kids in the creation of the gift, they will be extra excited to share something they’ve made with the people that matter to them.
As the parent of one or more young children, you may be anticipating a New Year’s Eve that is less sequins and champagne and more mini hot dogs and watching cartoons. Fortunately, celebrating this traditionally decadent night in a family-friendly way can be just as much fun for grown-ups as it is for kids.
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