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Holidays With Mia
Including yourself and creating a rhythm based on how your soul really wants the holiday time to be will create more joy. - Mia Moran

Holidays with Mia

On this episode of the Plan Simple Meals Podcast, let’s talk about the holidays. I haven’t always loved the time between Halloween and New Years, but that’s changed.

It’s supposed to be such a wonderful time, but for most moms I know the holidays are overwhelming. We do too much. We eat foods that don’t work for us. Kids get sick. Schedules are off. And we feel compelled to do so much. Six years ago, I asked myself, “Whose traditions are these anyway?” I totally revamped our holidays—and I really love this season now.

Today I want to share five really simple tweaks or tips that can really help during this time of year to just make everything feel more manageable:

  • Write down what’s for dinner every morning
  • Know what you want your holidays to be like—and why that’s important to you
  • Have a sugar plan
  • Create a rhythm for the time kids are out of school
  • Schedule your mama moments (yes, you need time for you!)

Listen in to get more ideas on how to use these 5 tips to help you out this holiday season, plus another tool I have to help you out.


Think of each of the five tips as a Doable Changes from this episode. Try one each day this week.

Then join me for Plan Simple Holidays for more doable changes, presented in doable steps to help you make this a holiday season you truly enjoy and feel good about.

101 doable changes
Choose from the changes above or download a list of 101 Doable Changes we made for you.

REALLY getting healthy as a family can be a big lifestyle change. But no matter how insurmountable it may feel, focusing on one doable change at a time can help you take small steps toward your big goal.

A healthy lifestyle is really made of lots of little things that when repeated regularly and added together over time make a huge impact on your life.

Choose one Doable Change every Sunday night — one thing that you are willing to play with for the week. The key is to keep it doable and fun! Write that thing on a sticky note or your phone so you remember it. Then put 3 things on your calendar that support it.

Choose from the changes above or download a list of 101 Doable Changes we made for you.

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