What are your go to holiday hacks and tips to survive the holidays as a parent?

On The Show

From buying gifts, planning parties to holiday school functions we want to know how you all do it. Let us know your parenting holiday hacks!

Here is what our viewers said on today’s show: 

Colin Parry My son was misbehaving at school and at home, so took the tree down and told him Christmas was cancelled… his attitude and behavior improved immediately lol. 

Megan Perkins Present trick this year for my snooping 15 year old. All my sons presents are labeled for my husband and vice versa. Size and weight gives presents away.

Jessica Patterson Yes, we are doing my family’s small Christmas the day before Christmas eve, his family Christmas eve day and just us three all Christmas day to ourselves.

Kanasha Bontrager All we do is stay in, snuggle and enjoy a day off with each other. We might go to an extended family dinner, but my children understand, that enjoying family is the biggest gift, to give and receive.

Luke A Anderson Wife and I have already booked a trip for just us at tax time since we have 7 daughters between us.

About The Lunch Break Hosts:

Art Eddy is one of the co-founders of Life of Dad. He hosts and produces all of the Life of Dad podcasts as well as several Facebook Live Shows. He has been responsible for securing nearly two hundred guests for a variety of Life of Dad platforms, including dozens of A-List fathers throughout the pop culture, sports and business landscape. He is also an editor and featured blogger on Life of Dad and has grown with the brand since its inception. His background is in Radio and Journalism. Art has worked in radio in New York City, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

Jon Finkel’s books have been endorsed by everyone from Tony Dungy and Spike Lee, to Jerry Jones and Jeff Van Gundy. He is the author of The Athlete: Greatness, Grace and the Unprecedented Life of Charlie Ward. He also wrote “Mean” Joe Greene: Built By Football with 4x Super Bowl Champion Joe Greene, Heart Over Height with 3x NBA Dunk Champion Nate Robinson and Forces of Character with 3x Super Bowl Champion and Fighter Pilot Chad Hennings. He also wrote the popular fatherhood fitness book, The Dadvantage. As a feature writer, he has written for Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The New York Times, GQ, Details, Yahoo! Sports and many more. He is an avid speaker, writer and creative strategist for some of the biggest brands in sports and health. Visit: www.jonfinkel.com

Follow Art on Twitter at @ArtEddy3 and Jon on Twitter @Jon_Finkel 

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About The Author

Art Eddy is one of the co-founders here at Life of Dad. He hosts and produces all of the Life of Dad podcasts as well as hosting a few Facebook Live Shows on the Life of Dad Facebook page. He is one of the main writers on the site. Art is blessed to have his wife and two daughters in his life. Art loves Star Wars, football (9ers fan), baseball (Red Sox fan), Air Jordans and all things Geek.