I’ve always wanted to spend New Year’s Eve Cinderella-style, all dressed up at a ball. But, as a mom of five growing kids, the only princess-life I experience is on a Disney video, and the balls at our house happen to be of the baseball, football, and soccer variety. So, I’ve learned that a night out on the town isn’t for me right now. And that’s the case for many parents.
But, December 31st doesn’t need to be depressing. In fact, I’ve found celebrating with my children and enjoying their enthusiasm over the holiday can be every bit as exciting as dancing the night away.
At just under 1100 words, this article suggests family-friendly activities to celebrate the last and first days of a year. From service projects to life lists to game-athons, there is more than one do-able option for every family.