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Ways To Make Family Time Special — Without Being Exhausted

We moms get it. We want to be intentional and create a special time for everyone. But, when we try to accomplish just that, we end up running ourselves ragged. Consider these ideas to keep family get-together special — and simple.
  • Plan to be flexible. Something will fall though, or someone will change his or her mind. Expect it, and be okay with it.
  • Keep it simple. Especially as families (and preferences) grow, any time together can get exponentially more complicated. Focus on just a few things (rather than all the things).
  • Buy some paper plates. Grandma’s china is beautiful, for sure. Though, simplifying the clean up will let you spend more time playing games and holding babies.
  • Be vocally thankful. Rather than dwelling on the three things that didn’t go as planned, share how thankful you are for the one or two things that you’re experiencing right now.

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Elizabeth Spencer is mom to two daughters (one teen and one young adult) who regularly dispense love, affection, and brutally honest fashion advice. She writes about faith, food, and family (with some occasional funny thrown in) at Guilty Chocoholic Mama and avoids working on her 100-year-old farmhouse by spending time on Facebook and Twitter.

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