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Busy Moms Managing Holiday Stress

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Making a list and checking it twice isn’t just a strategy that Santa uses. Unstoppable moms make lists. They make a grocery list, a list for things to do around the house, and they make list for things they need for the next school project.

Unstoppable moms are using lists to keep themselves organized and also enjoy the achievement when they get something done! Yes, there is something so satisfying of crossing off an item on your list. (I even been known to write an list item AFTER  I’ve done it just so I can cross it off my list! I know I’m not alone in that one!)

Holiday Madness

This time of year can really be stressful for moms. There’s so much to do. We start with Tom Turkey and all the fun Thanksgiving traditions. I’ll make my aunt’s corn casserole and likely the family’s Sausage Stuffing (incredible recipe if you are looking for one!) We’ll move on to the Christmas prep!  So many cookies to bake. There are houses to decorate. There are gifts to buy family, friends and neighbors. There are gifts to wrap. Yes there is so much to do. And yes, we need to get it all done. A list will help unstoppable moms. 

As an unstoppable mom, I have found that one of the best ways to get it all done or at least get most of it done is to write a list. I’m a list writer I know many of you are. Let’s start on the holiday list. Below are a list of 20 things that I, an unstoppable mom, must get done. Look through my list and see what you need to also include in your list.

Mom’s List for the Holiday

  1. Cook for Thanksgiving.
  2. Celebrate Thanksgiving.
  3. Get kids to put together their Christmas list.
  4. Keep an eye out for sales or Groupons.
  5. Buy gifts.
  6. Buy gift wrapping supplies.
  7. Decide on what we’ll bake.
  8. Buy ingredients.
  9. Bake way too much.
  10. Eat what I bake.
  11. Spend way too much time on Pinterest deciding what to get the school staff for Christmas.
  12. Make or buy the teacher gift.
  13. Bake more to make me happy.
  14. Start to realize that Santa needs his list.
  15. Pay attention to the sales.
  16. Shop!
  17. Wrap!
  18. Bake more and eat more!
  19. Shop again for the stuff you totally forgot about.

Enjoy EVERY MINUTE of Christmas morning as the kids jump for joy! 

Unstoppable Moms Together

Together, as unstoppable moms, we can enter to win $100 gift card from the maker of Children’s MOTRIN®! They know the challenges of being a non-stop, unstoppable mom. They are continuing the campaign that I shared with you before which provides moms a spot online to share their challenges, learn from the experience of others and of course possibly win a few bucks! Not bad! To get all the details, head over to http://www.facebook.com/motrin.

 

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