It’s December, can you believe it? With the holidays and 2018 (ahhh) right in front of us, we thought it was time to provide you with some ways to help you decorate, keep your sanity and give back, of course. One quote we really took away from our posts this month was an important one from the Washington Post article included below. It really resonates with us as parents and reminds us to take a step back and realize what exceeds buying gifts, putting up decorations and planning endless amounts of family activities: “The best gift we can give our children [this time of year] is our presence.” Now, take deep breath.

Maybe Rudolph can be the one to help your toddler eat every last bit of dinner.

Source: Honest to Nod

If you’re looking for a Texas-style Christmas, plan a trip here.

Source: Country Living

Thank gosssshhh! Apparently, it is completely normal to feel more exhausted, less joyful as a mom over the holidays.

Source: Washington Post

The perfect décor DIY for a “fairy” merry Christmas.

Source: Spell Designs

Ready to give back? Help separated military families during the holiday season.

Source: Forbes