16 Stages of Every Mom's Descent into Holiday Madness

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As any mom knows, prepping for the holiday season is often a roller coaster. Initially, you're thrilled and can't wait for it to begin. But, once it gets under way, buckle up, because you're suddenly hurdling through time and space (at the mall, grocery store, post office, etc.) wondering what made you look forward to it all in the first place. 


Yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year, but does it have to be so labor-intensive? From Santa's helper to maniacal fire starter, you wear plenty of hats and no matter how much you plan, December can take a toll on a mom. Have a laugh at the 16 stages moms go through during the holiday season -- because we're all in this together!

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