Christmas is over. Hanukkah is done. Kwanza is past. Even New Year's Eve and Day are behind us. The next holiday [Martin Luther King Day] has not yet been burdened with gifts or house decorations. [Yet, being the operative word!]
So, until Valentines Day in February we are entering a holiday-responsibility-free zone. This is a good time to take stock of what worked these holidays and what didn't.
Think about it yourself. Talk to your spouse and your kids and get their reactions too. Write down what was most important, or most successful, or most fun, [or even easiest!].
Pack your lists up with your holiday decorations to help you plan more effectively for next year. OR if you are digitally inclined... make a file and an automatic reminder for next year. Plan now for a happier holidays 2012. Image credit: socialmoms.net, my.opera.com
I am a lifelong educator, writer and author, a foster, bio, and adoptive parent, happy mom of five daughters, Grandma to six, Nana to four, and church and theater musician. Oh yes, and all-round optimistic, crazy lady.