5 Tips for a Peaceful Family Christmas

December 19, 2014 9:27 PM

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Like every year, I'm getting really excited about Christmas. Usually we visit my parents and brother in Warsaw, Poland so that I can stop being so homesick, but due to many reasons, we decided to stay in the Netherlands this year. When my husband and I were still dating, I would fly to Germany for Christmas, but Christmas Eve is so important and special in Poland and I didn't want to miss all the wonderful meals that go with it. We soon decided that we would spend Christmas Eve and Christmas in Poland and go to Germany for New Year's.

We kept doing this even after we moved to the Netherlands, taking first one child, then two, then three to Poland. But last year, my son became really sick and had to go the hospital for a few days. It was so stressful that we decided to put our travelling plans on hold for a while and this year wil...

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