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How to make Christmas (without children) freaking Awesome.

Christmas without kids is freaking awesome.
I know what you’re about to say, but hear me out…

-Disclaimer: I like kids. I do. I’m going to have some baby-bats of my own in the coming years, but that doesn’t stop me from referring to them as snot-making poo-machines. I’ll still be doing so when I’m the one cleaning up the snot and poo. So put away your pitchforks, GothMums/Dads, and have a giggle with me.-

I know it’s not what you’ve heard. You’ve heard that Christmas is all about childish excitement and seeing the kid’s happy faces when they open their presents.

And here’s the thing,

It is.

that’s not all it is. You don’t need to have little baby-bats drooling everywhere to have ‘childish excitement’ or kids to have ‘happy faces.’ And if you’re feeling especially daring you can go line up and have a photo with Santa with your other grown-up adult friends instead of missing out on the fun.

Look at their happy faces.
Look at all the baby-bat’s happy faces.

So this is for anyone who’s an adult celebrating Christmas without tiny people snotting on their Christmas decorations.
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Top 10 tips for surviving Christmas after Divorce.

Christmas, like any momentous event, can be hard after a breakup. Especially if that relationship had traditions or particular ways of celebrating that you just can’t do anymore.

There’s no good way to go through a breakup or divorce, but if you do find yourself in that situation during Christmas time,  there are things you can do to help yourself make the best of a bad situation.

“When things get you down, make the best of your own life rather than worrying about what everyone else thinks.” – Dita Von Teese

So, in the hopes of helping someone else, here’s a few things about Christmas that I’ve learnt post divorce.  Sure, the divorcees here will know what I’m talking about, but these tips could just as easily apply to singles, couples, friends. Anyone who’s moved out of home, moved across town, moved back in with their parents. Anyone who’s found themselves in a situation where they have to do something different to celebrate the holiday season than they have in the past.

Here’s my top 10 tips for Christmas after a divorce.

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