If you’ve suddenly found yourself on this page reading this post, chances are you have at least one family member who you dread seeing or dealing with during the holidays. Or maybe your family just radiates toxic vibes but you feel obligated to handle them at this time of the year. Whatever it is, I’ve been there. And although this article isn’t exactly dog mom-centric, you may find it helpful when showing up for festivities on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
For the first time in my Christmas-loving life, I am relieved that the holiday is over. I’ve always been obsessed with everything revolving around Christmas. However, 2018 was such a crappy, difficult year, that at this point I’m just ready for 2019 to be here. During the holiday season this year I was on an extremely tight budget and often times I was feeling alone, two things that make Christmas very stressful for people. Although I was almost counting down the days until December 26th, I did end up having a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with very special people in my life. And of course, everything is okay when I have my son 🙂
I enjoy shopping for Wynston much more than shopping for humans. Do you share my sentiment? I have a stocking for Wynston that I love filling with goodies, and I also wrap presents for him. As a part of our 12 Days of Holiday Planning for Pet Parents series, I come to you with a post about some simple stocking stuffers for dogs! In a separate post I will give you other gift ideas for your dogs and cats that don’t necessarily fit in a stocking.
For some it may seem a bit early to think about the holidays, but let’s face it – November is here and time is going FLY by. With Thanksgiving looming just weeks in front of us, it’s time to start holiday planning. My Christmas decor is already up (and I’m proud) because I like to enjoy it before the hustle and bustle of the season commences. With that being said, I want to make Christmastime a little less stressful for you so you can truly enjoy it like I do. This year I’m introducing the 12 Days of Holiday Planning for Pet Parents. In this blog series I will help you get your ducks in a row when it comes to celebrating this time of year with your pets.
The gifts are wrapped. The weather is cold (well, Arizona desert style). Baby brother is home from the Army (for good)! We are ready to PARTY! Who else is ready for Christmas? I had some last minute preparations to take care of this week, and we’re heading to California for the holiday so I had to be on my A-game. Here’s our game plan, and I’d love to hear about yours.
Oh, and we’re moving…