Changing doesn’t always mean having to do something new. Sometimes it just means letting go and allowing change to happen around you (it always will, if you let it). Sometimes simply choosing not to do something can leave space for a new experience to fill its place. And sometimes, it’s a matter of proactively filling your time with something new and different so the lack of the old and familiar isn’t so keenly felt.
Most families are touched by divorce in some way, and the holidays can bring up all kinds of questions and challenges for single or re-coupled parents, children of divorced parents (including adult children), and blended families. As Meagan enters her third holiday season post-separation, Sarah picks her brain about everything from the practical logistics of sharing the holidays with an ex, to the emotional landscape of the holidays as a divorced mom.
Hosting a large family gathering and serving The Big Meal can be intimidating, especially if you didn’t grow up schooled in the ways of traditional homemaking and entertaining. Meagan and Sarah break down the process of hosting and serving a holiday meal from beginning to end–from prepping and shopping to serving and cleanup.