4 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

by Tula Karras

4 Ways to Avoid Holiday Stress

What not to stress about this holiday season

Showering Daily

Seriously. The air is drier in the winter, which means you need your skin's natural lubricants.

Spending More Time with Your Kids

It's good for your children to see their mom as someone who takes care of herself, whether that's heading to spin class or reading a book. Now you can say "Do as I do" and not feel guilty about that!

Cooking from Scratch

You know why your great-grandmother made everything by hand? Because she had to! Duncan Hines cake mix didn't hit the market until the 1940s. Considering her practical streak, she'd applaud your use of premade piecrust, grocery delivery, and boxed soup.

A Spotless House

Yes, there is such a thing as being too clean. A little bacteria doesn't necessarily hurt, especially for kids, whose immune systems need some exposure to germs in order to build up resistance. If you wipe down floors, sinks, and toilets-and change sheets every week or two-you're golden.