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Midlife Rambler Guide to Handling the Holidays 2019
It’s the holiday season! Yay! Or are you feeling just a little grinchy? No matter your mood, 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.
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Your wife. Your Mom. Your Aunt. Your Grandmother. Your best friend. There’s a woman over 40 in your life that you need to find the perfect Christmas gift for this year. Whether she likes wine or fashion or just needs a little extra self-care, you’ll find the gift that’s right for her here.
Whether he’s your Dad, your Husband, your Brother, your Uncle, your Grandad, your Father-in-Law, or your boss, there’s a man in your life over 40 who needs a Christmas Gift this Christmas. Men over 40 can be hard to buy for, but don’t worry, I’ve got your back! Here are 25 great gifts that any man over 40 would be thrilled to receive this Christmas or holiday season.
Looking for the best Christmas Gifts for a college student? This guide has been updated for 2019 and has the proven gifts your college student will love to get: gifts to wear, gifts for the dorm, and useful gifts. Tons of easy gift ideas that are sure to please!
Young adults just out of college and in their first apartments are looking for Christmas gifts to help get them started in life. If you’ve got a recent college grad, a college student just about to graduate, someone moving into their first apartment, or getting their first job, the gifts on this list will make the transition easier and a bit more fun! This gift guide takes the guesswork out of buying gifts for the young adults on your list this holiday season.
Hygge is the Danish concept of coziness and comfortable conviviality and we can all use a bit of that in our lives over the holidays. These gift ideas are designed to help your loved ones relax with gifts inspired by nature, gifts for the bath, cozy gifts for the home, gifts for a pleasant teatime, and comfy clothes.
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.
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.
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.
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 the next phase of our lives and talking about all the exciting (and sometimes a little scary!)Keep the conversation going! Hook up with me at my other hangouts.