10 Ways to Have a Fun and Frugal Holiday Season

There are lots of ways to have a fun and reasonably priced holiday season.

Ah, the holidays. It’s a time of gathering with those we care about, and celebrating health, happiness, love, and joy. Oh yeah. It’s also about the presents. Lots of presents. And guilt if you don’t buy lots of presents for the ones you love. It has become a crazy materialistic time of the year full of stress if a Mom or Dad can’t deliver. Or is it? Is this just us putting this inordinate amount of stress on ourselves, Moms? You know we don’t have to. There are lots of ways to have a fun and reasonably priced holiday season. How can you pull this off? Here are 10 ways to make the holiday fun and frugal!

Joanne Giacomini is a writer, speaker and parent coach at "Exceptional Parenting/Exceptional Balance," www.exceptionalparenting.net. She also blogs at "Exceptional Mom/Exceptional Child" www.exceptionalmomchild.com,  about how her son with autism is raising her! She explores the ups and downs of parenting a special needs child, and as a speaker and parent coach, she helps parents of special needs children find the strategies they need to help manage their children's challenging behaviors, in order to live a life of wholeness and balance.  You can find more information about her coaching programs  at www.exceptionalparenting.net.  Joanne also has a FREE EBOOK on MANAGING EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY ANXIETY available for download at the following link: www.exceptionalparenting.site88.net. 

 Through her writing,  Joanne wants to reach out to other special needs or exceptional moms, and give them these same tools to help them live their best possible life.  Joanne also is a blogging contributor to "Huff Post Parents Canada", "BlogHer-Special Needs", "Wise Women Canada", as well as "M List by the Suburban,"  and "Parenting 101 by the Suburban."  Her articles have  been featured in "Scary Mommy", "Her View From Home",  and "Romper".  She writes parenting and lifestyle article for "The Things" and "Baby Gaga".  She is at work on a book entitled "5 Ways My Exceptional Son Has Made Me An Exceptional Human Being," as well as a young adult fantasy novel. Joanne makes her home in Montreal, Quebec, with her husband, son, and the family cat, Princess.