I ADORE my friends, but family is always first. Say, "Thank you, but we have other plans," when you need to. Schedule time with family like you're scheduling time with friends. Pick five activities (picnic under the Christmas tree, winter hike, ice skating, cookie decorating and caroling are our favorites). Make family activities a habit and you're sure to create happy, lasting memories.
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