Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

I have the perfect spouse, especially at Christmas


You see, unlike 85% of British women, I don’t feel underappreciated by my husband, overworked, stressed, or otherwise incapable of providing a memory-filled and happy Christmas for my family.  Sure, I get tired.  Sure, I have extra errands to run.  Sure, my lovely daughter gets a little hyper.  Isn’t that just part of the holiday magic?


First of all you can only overwork yourself.  I made 12 varieties of Christmas cookies this year because I wanted to.  I put up three trees in the house because it makes our family happy to see them.  I spend time looking for gifts because I want to show Kevin & Kyla how much I care about them.  No one forced me to do any of these things nor did I once seek out extra kudos.  I didn’t grumble, complain, or tell Kevin that he didn’t help me put the star on the tree top in the living room.


Second of all you need to stop and realize WHY you are doing all that you are.  As I have said countless times…


If you are hustling and bustling; if you are shopping and wrapping; if you are cooking and baking that means you have people in your life to shop/wrap/cook/bake for.  It means that despite its quirks, you have family and that you will not be alone for the holidays.  And I can guarantee that any one of our brave military men & women fighting to defend our country would gladly trade your need to bake more gingerbread with their need to survive another day without a potentially fatal injury.


So I’m not really sure what the women in Britain are whining about.  I think I just might agree with the half of their mates!   

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