Today I guest posted over on the Jen and Barb mom life blog. My post is about being a cool mom and whether I think I am a cool mom or not. I had...
Minimum Drama, Maximum Joy During the Holidays
The holidays are quickly approaching, and for my family that means we spend a lot of time in our vehicles. We are kind of spread over the city, and we travel out of state as well. We do this so we can see all of our favorite relatives.
However, this much travel can definitely be stressful as well as fun. To help minimize the stress and drama this holiday season and to bring you maximum joy, we have come up with a few tips:
1. ALLOW EXTRA TIME.
You never know how much traffic there will be or if stops will be needed during your travels. Giving yourself and your family extra time means everyone will not be as stressed.
2. HAVE BACKUP GIFTS.
Have you ever forgotten a gift or just not gotten one for someone? This has happened to me on more than one occasion. Now I keep a few extra gifts lying
around—they are even wrapped. There is a Post-it note on each gift so I know what it is in it. I have used these gifts every time.
3. KEEP SNACKS AROUND
Long car trips or getting caught in traffic can be very stressful. I always keep snacks on hand, which means no cranky kids or husband when we get to where we are going.
4. EXPECT THAT THINGS WILL GO WRONG.
I just assume something will happen that I am not prepared for, so when it does happen, I can figure out a way to fix things. This is definitely helpful during the holidays.
5. LET IT GO
Mother-in-law give you the same sweater every year? One of the gifts already broken? Let it go. This is the time of year to spend time with your family, and the rest really doesn’t matter.
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With spacious seating, ample cargo space, and available safety and entertainment technologies, there’s no better vehicle to bring the family together than the Chevrolet Traverse.
1 Standard on LS and 1LT. Available on 2LT. LTZ seats 7. Not available in Ebony/Saddle Up interior color.
2 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner’s Manual for more information.
3 Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov).
4 Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations.