How to Keep It Together During Family Holidays

Our Expert Mommy, psychotherapist Shellie Fidell is also a regular on Great Day St. Louis. We loved her recent segment that shares her practical tips on how to manage the added stress of extended family… starting, yup… this week!Coping_with_Holidays

Do you have a story to share about a stress-free or stress-full holiday gathering? Share in the comments below. I know Sharon has a great one about a Green Bean Casserole…. 😉

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  1. I am always be happy. Many time such situation happen to me but i do handle that.

  2. We are hanging low. Just the four of us since everyone is in NY. I’m slowly getting used to NO DRAMA from anyone. It’s kind of refreshing but I do miss everyone. I hope to get home for Christmas though…:)

  3. What a blessing to have a quiet Thanksgiving. I hope you’re making that Pumpkin Pecan Crunch that I see on your blog. Can you send some over???? Looks sooo delish.

  4. Hi there! I am visiting you from MBC. Love you blog! So informative and helpful. I will definitely be back to read more of your wonderful posts and ideas. Here is my blog if you want to take a peek!

  5. i think the fact we are not traveling today makes the whole thing so less stressful. i am lucky to have a family i actually look forward to seeing and as we all cook a few items and my moms hosts, it’s never real stressful in the way of being a party hostess with the most-ess.

    today, i am overwhelmed with thanks to you all, the MMM readers, writers and community for all you give to me day in and day out. your stories, insights and just your presence remind me daily that i am not alone… we are ONE.

    BLESSINGS TO YOU this Thanksgiving and all year through.