Happy Wednesday, Rock Stars! Today’s question comes from a parent who asks: “I am absolutely exhausted and overwhelmed during the holiday season. How can I change that?” The best way to dial down the stress of getting through the holidays is by learning how to recognize and trim the excess fat that hangs all over us and around us during the holidays. What exactly does this mean? As parents, we get so incredibly caught up in all the fluff and mayhem of this time of year. We find ourselves spinning in circles saying yes to everything and getting pulled in a million often useless directions. GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO SAY NO AND TRIM THE FAT!! Give yourselves and your families the GIFT of making one another and time spent together the priority (even if it doesn’t always end up perfectly). Nobody has a holiday like the Maxwell House commercials or the one where the boy magically records everyone all day and turns it into a stunning movie and makes everyone cry?!!! Seriously. Stop it. That is not real life. So GIFT yourself a break and listen to your heart about what will work for you and your family during the holidays. You’ll be surprised by how much better it feels.