14 Dec

Mondays with M.E.: HOLIDAY CHEER, HOLIDAY STRESS

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HOW’S IT WORKIN’ FOR YOU?

Kudak,Anna holidayThis time of year often evokes a wide range of feelings – excitement, joy, sadness, longing or all of the above. Especially for moms, any and all of those emotions often come with holiday stress and anxiety – “How can I possibly get everything done?!” Family researcher Dr. Anna Kudak has spent recent years interviewing women about their holiday experiences and even following some moms into the kitchen or shopping mall, and she has a lot to say about why the holidays stress us out. But she and Marti & Erin also have some good ideas about how to ease up a bit and find your true meaning in whatever holidays you celebrate! TUNE IN HERE.

Think about the last big holiday you celebrated. To what extent did it capture the meaning you wanted it to have? What messages do you think your children received from you about the meaning of the holiday? What would you wish to do differently the next time the holidays roll around to reduce your holiday stress? Reply below!

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25 Nov

Mondays with M.E.: PUTTING THE SANITY BACK IN HOLIDAY SHOPPING

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PRACTICAL MESSAGES ABOUT CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF THE HOLIDAYS

childhood memories guest Nathan Dungan's bookMarketers have had us and our children in their sights for a long time, giving us a million ideas for how to spend our money to make this the best holiday season ever. But what are the childhood memories you cherish and recall from the holidays? Chances are they are less about expensive gifts than about fun and laugher with the people who loved you. Nathan Dungan, founder of Share, Save, Spend, joins Marti & Erin for a timely, helpful and heartfelt discussion about how to reduce stress, increase joy and enhance the significance of this special time of year. You will be glad you tuned in! TUNE IN HERE.

What are some of your favorite childhood holiday memories? What made those moments so special for you? How can you use those childhood memories to help you create the kind of low-stress, joyful season you want for yourself and your family?

For Nathan’s ME show about reducing materialism in our children & teens, click here.
For Nathan’s ME show about teaching children about money, values & accountability, click here.
For Nathan’s suggestions on keeping holiday spending under control, click here.
For Money Sanity Solutions: Linking Money + Meaning, click here.

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