25 Days of GiveawaysIsn’t it fun to be surprised?  That’s what today is….it’s a surprise EXTRA giveaway!

Every Christmas vacation, I find myself a bit stir-crazy because there’s so much family togetherness.  I love being with my family, but I also realize that I’m a better mom if I get a break from all that togetherness, too.

I’ve learned the value of needing some time with my girlfriends at least once over the two week Christmas break that my kids are off school.  Sometimes I just schedule coffee (tea for me!) with a friend and sometimes Mark and I will go out with another couple.  This year I’m doing a Girl’s Night Out at my house this Wednesday evening.  I’ll be sending my lovely family somewhere else (to be determined) and the girls will take over the house.  I just look forward to the refueling conversations with some girlfriends!

What about you?  How do you take some time for yourself over the holiday season?  What plans have you made or will you make to schedule some girlfriend time?

The winner of the Day 26 drawing will receive a copy of the Hearts at Home book Creating The Moms Group You’ve Been Looking For.  This resource encourages moms to find their mothering community.  And it’s a resource every moms group leader needs!

You can leave a comment until midnight Monday, Dec 28 to enter this giveaway (make sure you include your EMAIL in your comment!).  You can Facebook, Twitter, or blog about it to get additional entries into the drawing! Subscribing to my blog or getting a friend to subscribe to my blog will also add additional entries! Just email me at jillsavagegiveaway (at) yahoo (dot) com to let me know about the extra entries.

I can’t wait to hear about your strategy to take care of yourself during this Christmas break!

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