De-stressing For the Holidays

No doubt you've heard the words to the traditional English carol, "Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Falalalalalalalala." Simple translation: "Decorate your house." However, there has been many a December when it feels like Mom's the one being decked — in the modern sense of the word.

In the quest for the picture-perfect Christmas, women across the nation exhaust themselves baking cookies, searching every craft store in town for red ribbon, haunting the malls for the ideal gift and generally driving their families crazy.

The wonder of the season is, did you really enjoy it? Or did it sweep past you while you were rummaging in a box looking for that special something to add to the experience? Were you too busy trying to make it "perfect" that you didn't enjoy making memories with your kids?

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