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How to Reduce Holiday Stress

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

This year’s holiday season is shorter than ever. Less than four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas – and zero weeks between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah – is a record for a compressed holiday schedule. For those ...

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The Stress of Holiday Expectations

The Stress of Holiday Expectations

I wish that I was oblivious to Martha Stewart – that I never came into contact with her magazine, TV show or cookbooks. Because she creates high holiday expectations that I WANT to be able to ...

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A Big Thanks to Caregivers this Holiday Season

A Big Thanks to Caregivers this Holiday Season

Last year, the holidays were our first real ventures out of the house with our little guy and it was a learning experience at that. We loved bringing our newborn to see family for the ...

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Best Holiday Gift: The Gift of Kind Words

Best Holiday Gift: The Gift of Kind Words

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is from the archives. In a season of hustle and bustle, working mom Kate shares how a few words of kindness were truly the best holiday gift: A few days ago ...

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Holiday Hacks for Working Parents

Holiday Hacks for Working Parents

Today’s guest post was written by Naoko Funayama, mom of two and producer of our Work-Life Equation podcast series: I love, love, love the holidays. I used to love this time of year because I ...

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How to Stay Sane When Hosting for The Holidays

How to Stay Sane When Hosting for The Holidays

It was my turn to host. We alternate hosting for the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter) with my family and my husband’s family. The last few holidays with my family have been hosted by one ...

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What My Family is Celebrating This Holiday Season

What My Family is Celebrating This Holiday Season

So, my house looks like a satellite warehouse for Amazon, we rolled out of my mom’s house full of latkes and chocolate Hanukkah gelt, we’re stressed about what to bake for my sister-in-law’s Christmas Day ...

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Work Travel During the Holidays

Work Travel During the Holidays

I’m a bit of a homebody, especially around the holidays. There is so much to be done from buying gifts to fostering the daily holiday spirit into my children’s lives (often in the form of ...

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Preparing for the Holidays with a Newborn

Preparing for the Holidays with a Newborn

When you’re a busy working parent, you take every opportunity to hone your organization and prioritization skills. It’s a survival mechanism. And there’s no other time during the year when these skills are needed more ...

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Holiday Perfection: Too Much Pressure On Parents?

Holiday Perfection: Too Much Pressure On Parents?

As the holiday season approaches, I’m often filled with both joy and anxiety. Joy for all the Christmas magic we get to share with Liam and anxiety that creating the magic is more than I ...

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