25 Simple & Free Christmas Activities

Although it's easy to feel pressure to do all sorts of things during the holiday season, if you stop and think about it for a bit, you realize it's usually the simple moments that create the most nostalgia. The act of being together, no matter what you're doing, is what matters most. Here are 25 Simple & Free Christmas Activities to help you stay grounded and enjoy ... Read More

7 Tips for How To Say No (Christmas Edition)

If it weren't for people, holidays would be a cakewalk to navigate, and we wouldn't need to learn the how to say no to in order to keep our sanity... because we'd just be doing whatever the fun we pleased, no one else to consider. In reality, it's hard enough to be purposeful and live out the rest of the year with your principles intact, let alone in a season when people seem ... Read More

Simplify Giving – 6 Family Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas & Tools

Gifts can be exciting or a drag - something you look forward to planning with great anticipation, or maybe a bit of dread. Gift-giving becomes a drag when we let expectations control the process. others expectations our perception of others expectations our expectations of how we want to be perceived our expectations of how we think things should be expectations ... Read More

8 Things to Cut from Your Holiday Season To Reduce Holiday Stress

There are always a million more things you can add to the holidays, but why make more holiday stress? How about some ideas of things you can CUT so that you stress less? 1. Meal Planning/Food Prep Along with planning and prepping ahead, you could also take advantage of kids-eat-free days and other coupons at restaurants and just eat out or carryout a little more often. I ... Read More

How to Make Sure You Have Time for What’s Important This Holiday Season

How many times have you been in the middle of the holiday season feeling stuck in a bunch of stressful obligations that crowd out the things you wish you were doing? Or gotten to the other side of the holidays with regrets because of the things you didn't do? This is going to be the most obvious solution you can imagine, but we tend to overlook the obvious stuff ... Read More

10 Things You Can Check Off Your Christmas To Do List Now

The holidays can be so much fun - and they should be! They only become stressful when we feel like we can't stay on top of everything - like we're being trampled. If you knock a few things off of your list early, you not only get to better enjoy doing those things, but also get to relax more going into the holiday season because you have less to do! Here are 10 things ... Read More

How to Not Get Trampled By the Holidays This Year

If you're like a lot of people, you tend to look forward to the holidays in the distance, but soon find yourself more bewildered than enchanted as they come rushing over you like a runaway herd of Safari wildlife. And we run ourselves ragged to the other side of it all trying to catch our breath in time to exhale some feeble New Year's resolutions. Well not this year! This ... Read More

How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap the Easier Minimalist Way

(There are affiliate links in this post because we believe in this product and this company.) I've been planning to get around to making my own laundry soap for years, but to be honest, it's always seemed like a little more of a hassle than I was quite sure it was worth. Since our family of four only does 1 or 2 loads of laundry a week, the cost vs convenience didn't really ... Read More

Our #LifeHacktoBoredom – Running Away from Comfort Zones

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