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Welcome to the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. We’re just a few days away from celebrating Christmas in New England. For many of us, the holidays can be filled with magic and joy. But it’s important to remember that you can decide to skip traditions that cause stress or no longer work for you and your family. Janine and I wanted to take some time to share some of our holiday stories and traditions with you because being present is better than receiving presents and making memories is what the holidays are all about. We would love to hear from our listeners to share some of your own.  Today we talk about..

We always ask our guests about who they would take on a road trip and where would they go. We thought it would be fun to talk about a holiday road trip. We also share our favorite childhood traditions of making homemade Gingerbread houses and cutting down and decorating a live Christmas tree. Nicole share stories about a favorite Christmas fondu tradition and Janine talks about some staples on the dinner table and the importance of drawing out the meal over the course of the entire day. 

It wouldn’t be the holidays without thoughts on Elf on the Shelf. And we even discuss the simplicity of the 4 gift tradition. Other topics include: travel during the holidays, something that we go over the top on for Christmas, the best gift we ever gave someone and our favorite Christmas songs.

We hope you enjoy this episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip Podcast and feel inspired to have a conversation with the people you love and decide which traditions should be honored and which ones need to be set aside because they no longer serve you. We get to write the ending to this story so why not choose to do things that bring your family together and create memories filled with joy? Janine and Nicole want to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and a Happy New Year.

Thanks for listening to today’s episode of the Messy Middle Road Trip podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please head over to iTunes and leave us a rating and review to help us reach even more women fearlessly navigating the middle of life. Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook or Instagram to see what’s happening over there.

We’re looking forward to our next adventure with you. Thanks for riding shotgun. Until next time..

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