Beautiful failure: In an interview, the successful parenting blogger Claudia Schaumann explains why everything doesn’t always have to be perfect and how you can make it through Christmas without having a nervous breakdown.
Ms. Schaumann, on yours Instagram-Account shows the full Christmas magic: smiling children’s faces, homemade cookies, everything beautifully decorated for Christmas. How do you get through the Advent season stress-free?
Forget it, I don’t know anyone who can do this 100 percent. I like the run-up to Christmas, but it is also the most stressful time of the year. You are challenged on all fronts: decorating, getting presents, planning Christmas dinner, plus the many appointments. Crafts at school, the children’s theater performance or the umpteenth Christmas party – you pant from appointment to appointment. It’s sometimes difficult to pause.
What tricks do you have for this?
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