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Amid all the talk about the economic crisis during the holidays this year, we can't forget about the other problem that's brooding in the back of our mind during the holiday season: how we're going to survive planning the family party madness.
We have a funny but also really useful article on holiday get-togethers with our loved ones, how they can often be super stressful, and what to do about it. And I gotta say, the author - senior VP of outreach for Grandparents.com Amy Goyer - came up with some amazing advice on how to plan effectively. She even suggests using flip-charts! Here are some of her tips:
- Hold a family conference
- Plan ahead
- Lighten up and be open to changes
- Share responsibilities
- Communicate clearly and often
- Honor family traditions
Check out the details in the full article. It actually makes planning for the holidays sound, well, fun!