A recent survey found that the overwhelming majority (80 percent) of moms feel stressed about getting everything done.
And that’s before they take on a month of holiday tasks.
Holiday activities like decorating, preparing food, shopping, wrapping presents and attending holiday events take an average of 42 hours, according to a survey referenced at WebMD.com. That’s the equivalent of squeezing an additional work week into an already busy schedule.
Men, helpful participation, along with a patient, positive attitude, will go a long way to mitigate your wife’s stress this month—which makes for a happier season for everyone.
Focus on the Family offers tactics to lessen the stress this season by . . .
- Recognizing stress triggers
- Work together to create a budget
- Resolve extended family issues
- Deal with spousal conflict
- Find time for each other
These tactics will not only show a wife she is loved and appreciated, it will remind her of the dignity and value of her work at home in God’s eyes.