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Blog posts about holidays go viral

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Posted at 10:31 AM, Mar 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-19 12:36:20-04

If it seems like November through March was a whirlwind, you’re not alone. It seems like Thanksgiving was just a few weeks ago, but before you know it Easter will be here.

It’s no secret that people get stressed around the holidays, and with social media being ever-so-present, you might feel some added pressures.

That’s why many “Mommy Bloggers” have taken to the internet on this very subject.

Last year’s Huffington Post article titled “Can We Bring The Holidays Down A Notch?” has begun circulating again. Blogger Kristen Howerton wrote about the high expectations her kids now have about the holidays– “And suddenly Pi Day is a thing? My children expect to be served pie because someone at school told them so? And Dr. Seuss’s birthday? Sure it’s a great event for school, but my kids are now asking what we’re doing to celebrate that at home, too. And do not even get me started on what Easter has become….” Click here to read more.

A new article, “No Leprechauns, No Valentine’s Boxes, No Elves, and why that is Okay,” is also making the rounds. Her point of view is a little different than Howerton’s: “I don’t want people to dial things down so I can feel secure. My friends don’t need to hide their talents so I can feel better about myself.” Click here to read more.

So what are your feelings about the holidays? Do you enjoy all the Pinterest-worthy projects or is something that should be toned down?