From elsewhere in The Post: this week’s issue of Local Living offers five recipes for success in navigating the busy holiday season. In addition to ideas for simple and long-lasting centerpieces and a stash of homemade eggnog to use as hostess or emergency gifts, there are tips for managing family expectations during the holidays.
Experts suggest limiting the number of family activities you do.
“Every family should think about what the holidays mean to them,” said Lynn Bufka, a psychologist in Maryland. “Do we need to bake 15 kinds of cookies?”
Bufka says families should have a meeting to talk about what traditions have meant the most to them, from baking to religious services to sending cards. Then rank them in order of importance, and divide the chores involved so one person doesn’t have to do all the work.
Read the full story, and all of the suggestions for holiday success, here.
How do you manage the holidays with your family?