5 Quick Tips for When Parents Disagree About What to Get Kids for Christmas

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Inside: Agreeing on what to get the kids for Christmas can be tough, especially if you and your spouse have different opinions on what makes a good gift. Use these 5 quick tips to work through it!

My husband and I have very different ideas about what to get the kids for Christmas this year. While we are both pretty frugal, I’m a minimalist, and he is decidedly not a minimalist.

The only thing we’ve agreed on so far are new bikes for all.

Deciding what to get the kids for Christmas kind of reminds me of how choosing names for our boys went down. I’ll throw out idea after idea: he vetoes every single one (without contributing ideas of his own – he just doesn’t like mine).

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How to Have a Simple Christmas with Kids

Inside: Are you longing for a slow, simple Christmas with your kids? Get 6 tips to simplify your Christmas traditions, so you can actually enjoy the Christmas season (instead of collapse at the end)!

I remember vividly the day I sat in a circle with a big group of moms discussing the importance of creating traditions for your kids, starting when they are little. As the holiday with the most traditions, Christmas was the central topic of discussion, a discussion that led far, far away from the slow, simple Christmas I craved.

I remember it so well because of the crushing pressure I felt.

What everyone in the room seemed to be saying was, “More, more, more! Without a million Christmas traditions, your kids will be ruined for life!”

When your kids are small and you are barely treading water as a mom, the last thing you need is additional expectations and pressure, especially during Christmas.

And it’s not just you that needs slow and simple: your kids need simple, too.

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3 Simple Steps to Decorate for a Minimalist Christmas

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Inside: Deciding what should make the cut for your minimalist Christmas decorations can be a difficult decision. Figure out what should be part of your collection using these 3 simple steps!

Other than Fall, Christmas is my favorite season of the entire year. And what marks the start of the Christmas season more than unpacking and putting up Christmas decorations?

Before minimalism, I used to think the more Christmas decorations, the better. But then I started to take stock of what Christmas decorations I was actually hanging onto – packing and unpacking, taking up counter space every single year, and I realized that I really didn’t love everything we had. Combine that with a couple of Christmas pregnancy due dates, and I knew that we needed to majorly simplify our holiday decorations!

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Timeless Christmas Gifts for Kids Under 8 Years Old

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Inside: Wondering what to get kids for Christmas? These are quality gift ideas from a minimalist mom of 4 who knows what presents will actually last.

Christmas is coming! Unfortunately, Target and Walmart and all the rest remind us of this fact earlier and earlier every year. I don’t know about you, but when I see LEGO advent calendars in the toy aisle on October 1st, I want to stop and throw up right there.

It makes we want to forgo thinking about what to get kids for Christmas until at least Thanksgiving in protest!

But that probably isn’t the wise thing to do…holiday shopping in December is pure insanity.

Whether we like it or not, Christmas is shoved in our faces everywhere we go, and that means it’s time to suck it up and join the ranks of people who have gift ideas on the brain.

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