The kids are home from school, college, the shopping needs to be done, the house needs to be cleaned, and nothing is truly yet complete. Your sanity is off the scale of crazy and of course you might be up all Christmas Eve wrapping holiday gifts, tis the season of holiday bliss. Every day ushers us one day closer to the big holiday of Christmas and the holidays always seem to surmount to non-stop chaos. From writing Christmas cards to cleaning all of this corners you have avoided all year because you need to place up the ornaments and decor it chaos seems to be nonstop go from December 1, forward.
Every day ushers us one day closer to the big holiday of Christmas and the holidays always seem to surmount to non-stop chaos. From writing Christmas cards to cleaning all of this corners you have avoided all year because you need to place up the ornaments and decor it chaos seems to be nonstop go.
This mom sucks up the scent of fresh pine with her vacuum, thrives on tight schedules like it is a caffeine surge and of course delivers big on the holiday itself. In between all the craziness of kids all over the house, the details of packing, wrapping and getting all the goodies ready I have salvaged the holiday and want to share 3 tips to curb holiday chaos.
3 Tips To Curb Holiday Chaos
Get ready for the Tearing, Steeping and Stirring of the holidays because with a good mug, and a few chairs there is nothing that a Mom can’t do during the holidays to enjoy her family and prepare the home!
You can see me above, in all my glory with my crew, well at least a few of them anyway (someone had to take photos). The day-to-day during the holidays at our home is totally Insane-Ville. Our schedules still boast, activities, parties and functions and we try to attend all while prepping our home for the holidays. So where does the chaos end and the in-house party begin? The calming moment that we gather together and rip, tip and pour.
When this girl, the light of my life comes home, everything comes to a stop, because we need a minute to catch up: My mini me and you know her as Kallie XO. We make a Bigelow moment that creates memories and let’s all the stories out of the bag (uh-oh, don’t know if I want to hear them all, down to who farted on a chair at school!)
Once my kids get home from school it’s really important to regroup and be a family. Family time and togetherness come together with a great glass of tea. We indulge in a tea time together laughing and cherishing each moment. My 3 tips to curb holiday chaos are easy, and you will be able to follow them as well.
Tip One: Tear
Tear. Tear open a package of Bigelow Tea and capture the smell. Make a memory, pass it around the table, and let everyone get a waft of it. Scents are what make the holiday season! Tear into the stories and let the tears flow from laughter and good times!
Tip Two: Steep
Steep. Don’t just steep the water, but chatter about all the things that have been happening. Catch up on each other’s day, and let the moment linger.
Tip Three: Stir
Stir in Fun, Love and great stories all stir together to combine a wonderful moment that will live on forever as a memory when you just stop to take that moment with you kids. Just as you sweeten your tea, you are sweetening the lives of your kids when you stop and listen! Of course, you can see how our moments went, as the kids told me stories, made me laugh, I made them laugh and we just had a great time enjoying tea and stories.
From our family to yours we wish you a tea time, happy holidays and a year moving forward that is blessed in every way! May you use these 3 tips to curb holiday chaos!