Top 5 Tips for Making the Holidays Special for Parents on the Go


Being a parent is a rewarding, yet challenging, experience. In today’s world, it takes two parents working to make ends meet and still be able to give the kids what you want to give them out of life. With both of you working all the time, the holidays can be a little challenging as well. It’s hard to juggle work, cleaning the house, shopping for Christmas, and making the holidays special for the kids all at once. 

Read on below for some of the top tips for making the holidays special for parents on the go. There are bound to be a few of these tips you can use so that you can enjoy spending time with your family this upcoming holiday season.

Hire a Cleaning Service

Busy moms especially will tell you how hard it is to do everything in their busy lives and take care of the house at the same time. You can’t just not clean: therefore, a lot of your off time is spent cleaning the house so your children have a healthy environment to grow up in.

Around the holidays that cleaning gets even more intense because the family will be coming for parties during the holidays. Instead of doing it all yourself this year, why not hire a professional home cleaning service to do it for you? Cleaning services will come in while you are working and your home will be clean, cozy, and smelling great when you walk in the door, leaving you to make those special holiday memories with your kids this year.

Decorate the Outside with Lights

One of the best memories of my childhood stems from helping my parents decorate the outside of our home with lights during the Christmas holidays. Bundling up and heading outside, untangling the lights, string them on the house, fence, and trees are some of my fondest Christmas memories. You can make this memory with your kids as well. Don’t see decorating as a chore, instead, make it a family adventure. Once the lights are strung, head back inside for hot cocoa and cookies, then watch your kid’s eyes sparkle when the sun goes down, and you head outside to light up the house for the first time this season.

String the Tree with Popcorn

There is something to be said for the old-fashioned way of trimming a Christmas tree. Sure, it’s fun to string the lights and put up the ornaments, but sitting down as a family to string popcorn then draping it on the tree together is beyond magical. Try doing some arts and crafts with the kids as well; there’s nothing like putting ornaments you made yourself on the tree during the tree trimming.

Have a Movie Night

There are very few families out there that don’t love Christmas movies. Plan a movie night with the kids where you sit in front of the roaring fire under blankets and watch all your favorite Christmas movies together. If you have the time, why not make it a full day of Christmas movies. Oh, and don’t forget the snacks, popcorn, and hot cocoa with marshmallows while you’re watching!

Roast Marshmallows

Whether you do it outside over a bonfire or inside over the fireplace, roasting marshmallows or smores with your kids is something that will never go out of style. Try singing some Christmas carols around the fire as well. It will be a night they will remember forever.

These are just five of the things you can do to make special memories with your kids this holiday season. From roasting marshmallows to stringing popcorn for the tree, the memories you make will be priceless.