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Healthy Holidays

No matter which holidays you celebrate, holidays are a great opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. Unfortunately, holidays can also bring about stress — we try to cram in more festivities than our busy schedules and already stretched budgets allow.

The following resources can help you rethink some of your holiday traditions, and help to minimize unnecessary stress and expenses during the holiday season.

Minimize Stress this Holiday Season — Make changes to how you ​celebrate the holidays so that you can enjoy them to the fullest.

Holiday Spending — Develop a game plan ahead of time to avoid holiday debt.

New Families and Traditions — Learn how to use communications, negotiation, and compromise to help navigate exploring and establishing traditions in new families.

With Kids and Divorce, There's More than a 'Day' in Holiday — Explore some things divorced parents can keep in mind to help ease the difficulty of holidays.

Holiday Gifts When Parents are Divorced — Get tips for approaching holiday gift giving when parenting apart.

Cook Up a Delicious Holiday on a Budget — Plan your holiday meals to help minimize the stress they can cause to your body or your budget. English | español

Related Resources

Healthy Winters — Find out how to dress for wind chill and snow, travel safely, keep your animals warm, reduce energy costs, and more.

Shop and Save — Stretch your food dollars with our tips and resources. English | español

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