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The Perfect Holiday

Dec 20, 2013 / Holidays     

The gifts have to be wrapped just so. The decorations have to be hung on the tree like this. The Christmas cookies must have this color icing. Sound familiar? The holidays can bring on a lot of extra pressure – if you let them. To avoid that intensity, be flexible. If traditions turn out a little differently this year, it’s ok. If the kids don’t hang the ornaments on the tree just right…let it go. And the cookies with orange icing will taste just fine. Enjoy your children, family, and friends in the spirit of the season. In your celebration, forget perfection and find out how to have the happiest of holidays by managing expectations. And consider taking our Crazy Mom Holiday Challenge.



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Mark Merrill

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