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December 30, 2016


Yvonne Welty

Been there and sometimes I stress over food too. I agree that as the mother of the family we do the most. But after it's said and done it's worth it. Happy new year! Hope 2017 is a good and relaxing one!

Jo R

As a mom and now a grandma of 5 I fully understand your feelings. I simply can not do it all and enjoy the season as well any more. I saw an idea I want to try next year - pajamas and pancake Christmas - have a pancake bar and a breakfast casserole I will make all the food up ahead of time so I can enjoy as well. I have cut back my decorating and scheduled in fun things I want to do Happy New Year!

Karla Nathan

Moms often over do at Christmas, dont they, Yvonne? Well, at least I learned what not to do.

Karla Nathan

Great idea, Jo! A jammy day sounds ideal for xmas day.


I feel you, my friend. My motto for a couple years has been SIMPLIFY. Repeat often! Preparing several variations to suit food preferences? Just say NO. Good idea to go with soup next year. Or potluck. My family had potluck for both thanksgiving and Christmas this year; less stress and strain for all. Happy New Year. PS. You are right that crafting and "me" time makes for a happier life. 💋💋

Karla Nathan

Less stress is a goal for any year, right?


I Love the kitten pillow!! Did you paint and sew it??

Karla Nathan

Isnt it cute, Holly? It was five bucks at Walmart. They still have them, I saw some today.

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