I'm not sure where the past month has gone. Since I've been caring for my mother who crushed her femur in September, the days have just flown by. I guess it is true what they say, 'you don't have time to worry about your own problems when you're caring for someone else.' Regardless of whether I'm ready or not, Thanksgiving is now a few days a way. I've given up on planning a lavish feast and have delegated the dinner preparation to my husband, who seems oddly enthusiastic about it. Perhaps he is ready to ring in the holidays as a way to leave the difficulties of the past few months behind him.
With the holidays in mind, I've compiled some tips to assist others in preparing for the holidays - Tips for Beating Holiday Stress. For those looking for gift ideas for a child or teen, I've found some cool items to make their wheelchair a little more fun - Gift Ideas for Child and Teen Wheelchair Users.
My fellow About.com guides have plenty more to offer this holiday season as well:
- Manage Holiday Stress - Ten Strategies to Nix Holiday Stress - Learning Disabilities Guide
- Entertaining the Disabled - Entertainment Guide
- Air Travel with Mobility Devices or Mobility Aids - Air Travel Guide
- Seniors and Holidays: 10 Tips to Help Seniors Enjoy the Holidays - Senior Living Guide