FAMILY

These posts look at family — parenting, marriage, parents, the entire bit!

The Spirit of the Season: Make a Gratitude List

Sometimes, you may forget the little things that you’re grateful for in your life. However, if you have them in plain sight, it can help you reinforce your gratefulness — especially during the holiday season. Why not write these things down on a gratitude list, and keep them close to you? If you find that you’re overwhelmed by negative feelings, …

Journaling to Relieve Stress

Stress comes in many forms — especially during the holiday season. Likewise, stress relief can come in many forms.   Some people turn to physical activity for stress relief. Others want something less strenuous. Journaling is a great way to relieve stress at any time. By putting your thoughts and feelings on paper, you provide yourself with a tremendous opportunity for …

8 Tips To Better Handle Holiday Stress

How is the holiday season treating you so far? The holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, to take some time off work, or even escape for a winter getaway. For all the joy and fun, though, so comes the holiday stress. The expectations of social events, gift shopping, and entertaining guests can become too …

Healthy Holiday Potluck: Bring a Healthy Dish

In the weeks before the holidays, it seems that we are often invited to one or more parties and/or family get-togethers every other night. Therefore, we are faced with unhealthy options at many of these functions. In a previous post, we looked at how to maintain your healthy eating habits during the busy holiday season. Now we are going to look at …

17 Simple Ways to Practice Holiday Self-Care

  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and found everything they wanted on Black Friday! The holidays are now in full swing.  I love this time of year – family, friends, food, and everything! Especially the cookies…yum! With all the things we have to do during this season, it’s easy to let self-care slip down the priority list. There’s …