Holidays and Children

Why does every year have to be so stressful around the holidays? Finding that perfect gift can be grueling at times.  Why as Moms are we so hard on ourselves to please our children? It’s a question I ask myself every year and each year I realize that it’s me. Children are simple.  I found a 50 cent balloon punch ball and my daughter had a blast playing with it for hours.  Less is more and as my children get older, I am realizing that it’s not about the presents….it’s really about the time spent together.

The magic and spirit of Christmas is so alive in young children.    They just love singing Jingle Bells, Rudolph, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town.  I work every year with children who are not as fortunate as others.  What I realize is having someone who loves you, cares for you, and does the best they can, make a difference in a child’s life.  We are all trying to get through this parenting thing together, and if we can offer our children a special moment at the holidays….whether it be taking them to see Santa, seeing Christmas lights, singing holidays songs…whatever it is, it is special and you did the best for them.  They are young for such a short time, so enjoy the time spent with the angels in your life and try not to worry about getting the perfect gift.  Honestly, the perfect gift is just being with you!!  Happy Holidays.

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