Christmas Top Tip No 5

Christmas is in a couple of days time. You've spent time baking with the kids or being involved in other Christmas activities but time is now short and you still have a mountain of work to do! That's usually when children (and husbands) most get under your feet.

Definitely this is the time to call for extra assistance. I know a group of dad's who every year go walking through the Botanical Gardens with children or grandchildren on the day before Christmas. The children love the outing and it definitely gives mum the opportunity to get a whole lot done without any interruptions.

Botanical Gardens are great but are not essential - try the local park, or a walk through the suburbs. If dad's not available, ask the grandparents, or other family members. It could be a breath of fresh air for everyone.