Oh the holidays. They will be here before we know it. If the thought of the crazy, hectic, busy, holiday season makes you want to break out in hives, join the club.
There is ZERO time to be down for the count or run down once Halloween is over. It is go time! This is the season of making memories, enjoying your family time, and maybe sneak in some “me” time while you’re at it.
To help you get through the most wonderful time of the year, I asked some of my friends how they stay Unstoppable during the holidays!
#UnstoppableMoms Take On The Holiday Season
I stay unstoppable by planning ahead, making lists and taking time to BREATHE. If I can’t ENJOY the holidays, ENJOY making memories, then it’s not worth it. I make sure to balance times of chaos with times if quiet and rest! – Steph from Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom
Create a weekly plan and before bed each night take a moment to review what must be done for the next day and what the “nice to get done” tasks are. And, ask for help if you see that your schedule for the following day(s) is just too much! – Steph from Mamma Bear’s World
How do I stay unstoppable during the holidays? To make sure I don’t get sick throughout the holidays, I juice to make sure I’m getting immune supporting nutrients and try to stay active by running and hiking a few times a week. Self care is so important – if mama’s down and out for the count, who’s going to do all the shopping, meal prep and hostess duties?! – Shannon from Sweet Stella’s
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This week’s topic: Everyone knows that kid’s toys can really pile up. How do you manage toy overload in your house?
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Barb @ A Life in Balance says
To manage toy overload for the younger ones, I used to rotate toys. I would keep back a box of toys and every few months put away the current ones and get new ones out.
Gina B says
My insanity began the week BEFORE Halloween! (Thanks a lot, food allergies.) But I made it through – mainly by eating right and taking care of myself. A MUST do. As for toy clutter, we have a playroom..but I can’t vouch for its cleanliness (I just shut the door, lol).
We clean out toys on a monthly basis; the kids learn the value of giving, and I get some breathing space! Our biggest toy clean-out is happening right now before the holidays; makes it easy to donate toys to those who need them for Christmas and my kids have some extra space for whatever Santa might bring.
Tina @ Life Without Pink says
What a great post Steph!
I help the kids stay organized with their toys by making systems that work for them, not just me. I see all of these parents color coding LEGOs, but you know what? Who is going to want to play and create if you know you are going to have to spend just as much time putting them away? Think of how your kids play and then create an organization system that works aesthetically for you!