The holidays are usually a time of intense madness for most mamas, including ourselves, and if we had one wish it would be to make the holidays simple - simplify shopping, simplify cleaning and prepping, simplify dealing with the kids, hubbies and the in-laws. Now that the holiday season is officially here, it's important for all Mamas to stay calm, cool, and collected and remember the real reason for the season.
In the spirit of Mamalaw #2, the Holidays Should Be Simple, we've started a new tip exchange here on Mamalaw. We hope that you'll join us in sharing your real mama tips for keeping the holidays simple.
Each Thursday we'll post a tip on a topic commonly associated with holiday stress. Share your tip, grab our holiday cookie, and join in on the fun!
Today's topic is "Getting a Handle on Your Shopping" and our tips are:
- Only buy for the kiddies because buying for adults can be too difficult.
- Use time at work wisely - sneak away for a lunch time shopping excursion or shop online.
- Use a free online wish list manager like cozi family manager or onlinechristmaslist.com.