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It’s officially the holiday season! Yay! Or are you feeling just a little grinchy? That’s totally understandable, 2020 is a challenging holiday season for many of us.
But no matter what your mood is, we’re here to help this holiday season. We’ve got gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list, some creative ideas for your Christmas cards, suggestions for connecting with your grown children when they return home for a visit, and a great look for those holiday parties in your future.
And if you’re just totally stressed out? Well, we’ve got that covered as well.
One of these holiday outfits will be right for you for the 2020 holidays whether you’re staying home, meeting up with friends or family, or getting together over Zoom. Whatever your plans are this year, these cozy and comfy outfits have got you covered whether you need a dressy look or want to go more casual.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to update your makeup for an easy festive holiday look for the over 40 woman that covers the full face using techniques designed to enhance aging skin and make us all look our best. This is a perfect look for Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties. It’s also easy to recreate.
It can be difficult to gather everyone for the annual Christmas Card picture once the kids have grown up and left home. But you can still carry on the Christmas Card tradition even if you’re an empty nester. Here are some creative ideas to get you started.
These 12 Hygge Christmas ideas will ensure that your Christmas celebrations will be the coziest and happiest ever. How to decorate, crafts to make, cookies to bake, and what to wear; this is how to incorporate these Scandinavian celebration ideas into your Christmas spirit. Plus, these ideas are all free or very low-cost.
I don’t want to take the trouble to make a big meal when I don’t know when anyone will be getting up, but I do want to have a little something special waiting for the kids when they get up so they can start their Christmas Day off on a celebratory note. These recipes are easy, but get the day started with a celebratory feel.
We look forward to our kids coming home for the holidays for months, only to have them kiss our cheek and ask for the car keys as soon as they walk in the door. It’s normal for your young adult children to want to spend time catching up with friends, but at the same time, we don’t want to feel like the holidays came and went without some quality time with our kids. You may need to plan ahead a bit, but you and your grown children can create some new family memories and even get closer during the holidays. Here are some tips to spend quality time with your young adult over the holidays.
Looking for tips to deal with stress this holiday season? This post will help you cope with your stress no matter what you have to deal with: overwhelm from being too busy, feeling like you’ve lost the Christmas spirit, stress from dealing with family over the holidays, feeling run down from doing too much, financial worries from overspending, and managing holiday entertaining. We’ve got all the tips to help you manage and reduce your stress this holiday season.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for empty nesters to find themselves alone during the holidays, whether that holiday is Thanksgiving or Christmas. As our children grow up, they have other claims on their holidays. They may need to stay and work, for example, or visit a spouse’s parents. We may live far away from other family members or feel estranged from our family for various reasons.
Ready to embrace the hygge lifestyle? This Danish trend keeps increasing in popularity and with good reason: it’s a great way to add a little comfort and coziness to your life. Here are 25 great tips to bring a little hygge comfort to your home decor, your food and your life.
Join me in our 7-Day Holiday Hygge Challenge! You'll receive an e-mail every morning with a tip for incorporating a bit of hygge into your life each day. Each tip will help you carve out a moment in your day to slow down, savor the moment, and enjoy a tiny bit of peace in the holiday madness.
Hi! I’m Katy and I started Midlife Rambler when my youngest child was a senior in high school. I was staring at the coming empty nest and wondering what was next for me. Does that sound like you? Then you’ll love our community of fun, feisty women. We’re looking forward to finally focusing (just a little) on ourselves and talking about all the things we enjoy: fashion, beauty, travel, entertaining, and being the best possible you.