VOLUNTEER (V.): TO DO SOMETHING, ESPECIALLY FOR OTHER PEOPLE OR FOR AN ORGANIZATION, WILLINGLY AND WITHOUT BEING FORCED OR PAID TO DO IT. As moms, we wear many hats… we are wives, sisters, daughters, friends, employees, and quite often, volunteers. And, for many of us, the holiday season is the Super Bowl of our volunteering efforts. We are room mom’ing our hearts out, planning neighborhood and family parties, and organizing a slew of gifts. Then there are the clothes and toy drives, local non-profit and faith-based initiatives, and PTO-sponsored holiday events. Someone needs to lend a hand to “all the things,” and we women are the very best at taking it all on. Oh, but there’s a flip side.
Come on mamas, let’s be honest. We may be embarking on the most special time of year, but all of that magic brings its share of overhead. With each holiday meal and pretty decoration comes a level of expectation. For some of us, a picture of holiday perfection emerges only in our heads; but for others, pressure also comes from those around us. Yes, the holidays may be our favorite, but they are also a time when we are inevitably way too hard on ourselves. Can you relate? Well, I'm here to tell you something... 'Tis the season to STOP trying to be perfect! To continue reading, please check on my full post on Atlanta Mom Collective by clicking HERE. To learn more about Atlanta Mom Collective,