Engaging the Holidays with the Help (Yes Help) of Your Kids

Post by an Engaged Home contributing writer. Edited and approved by Nathana.  Holidays, while designed to be a “break” often involve a lot of work. At least for adults. And though they can become quite stressful, holidays are a time of celebration and togetherness. The work of baking all those holiday cookies can pay off (and not just by eating them) when you think of the memories you’re making with your kids. With all the craziness and travel surrounding holidays, can you really fit in some fun learning activities? Yes, and it may be easier than you think! Make a … Read more…

Don’t Let the Holidays Knock You Off Your Rocker!

I love the holiday season when there’s so much going on, and we can spend time with our friends and family: Christmas concerts, Christmas lights, decorations, holly, hot chocolate, presents, crackling fires, Christmas music, caroling. I feel giddy just thinking about it! But, also a little stressed . . .   From Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we all get to have a lot of fun together. However, if we are not careful, all the fun of the season can get lost in the chaos and details. Although I try to stay positive, there’s no avoiding the fact that things can get very … Read more…

How to Prepare Your Home for a Family Get Together

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Holiday season is right around the corner. For many of us, that means our houses will be full of friends and family. If you’re having a big family get together soon, you need to make sure your home is prepared for it so it is an enjoyable experience for all. Here are five things you can do to get your home guest-ready: Make Sure There’s Enough Chairs When you have people over, finding enough chairs is always a big problem. So, make sure you don’t leave the task of gathering together chairs until the last minute. You don’t necessarily need … Read more…