Holiday Parties and Family Reunions


Holiday parties are everywhere the past few days. I was supposed to attend a Blog and Soul party yesterday but I felt stressed out at the last minute. I just decided to stick it out with the the ManBlog party held at our home last night. More of Lauren’s friends, of course. Our home is always open to parties and Lauren surely knows how to take advantage of this opportunity.

Parties are so much fun. Even if I am not actively involved in their party, I enjoy hearing Lauren and her friends laugh and cheer which is so reminiscent of my teenage parties at our home in Cebu. Have some fun, right?

This year, I limited the parties that I attend, not because I am anti-social. Driving to and fro the venue can be a pain in the neck. A party is supposed to be fun so I make sure I am in tip-top shape to celebrate. I allow my thoughts to think “Have some fun”.

This holiday season, make sure you also have some fun.

1. Replace heaviness and weariness of spirit with joy.

2. Surround yourself with people and things that bring lightness of spirit.

3. Loosen up a bit. Break a few rules.

4. Do not always be so concerned about what others will think or say. What they think and say are their issues not ours.

As holiday parties shift to family reunions in the coming days, the same thoughts will run through my head. Nothing needs to be that perfect. I will let myself have some fun with my family. I will loosen up a bit, knowing I won’t crack and break.

How are you all feeling today? Hope you are all ready for the upcoming family parties and reunions.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • Liz

    I know parties can be stressful if there is a lot to go to.

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      good thing it is just family reunions for me now,

  • http://coffee-nook.blogspot.com/ Loren

    Merry Christmas Noemi!

    Lorens last blog post..PICS TO KEEP YOU COMPANY

  • http://momsaroundthecorner.blogspot.com/ sassy mom

    Hi, Noemi!

    I’m feeling a bit stressed and excited. Hubby’s family decided to have the Novhe Buena at my home. So, I should prepare a lot! Hehehe!
    Plus the fact that my own family’s tradition should be that we have Christmas Dinner and then opening of gifts. The kids are always excited about this cause their the only pamangkins on my side of the family so my sibling get to have a competition each year as to whose gifts would my kids like the best. Well, I guess that’s to my advantage.
    So, I have to rush back home naman …. haaay! Good luck to me!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Noems!

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      oh my that is a big feast. Enjoy the celebration.

  • http://homeworked.blogspot.com/ raqgold

    merry christmas, noemi!

    what we attend are only kiddie christmas parties, so it is okay because we’d always be home early 😀

    raqgolds last blog post..Memories of Grandma

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      children parties are fun naman as long as you are not hosting them

  • http://feistymomma.com Dexie

    i know how to relax.. a bottle of wine…LOL. after the gifts and during the family brunch of course 🙂

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      if only I were not allergic to alcohol