Hi! I’m Kendra.
Let’s make the holidays easier, shall we?
Scroll for practical, real-person help on everything from hosting Thanksgiving to getting along with your family.
Be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.
Need a calendar overhaul? Read How to Plan Your Holiday Calendar and then embrace the ebb and flow of all the holidays by listening to The Lazy Genius Conquers Holiday Overwhelm and create those opening and closing ceremonies you’ve heard me talk about.
Don’t forget to rest. Listen to The Lazy Genius Rests to reframe how you see daily rest, discover a new way of seeing self-care by listening to The Lazy Genius and Self Care, and keep things in perspective by listening to The Lazy Genius Practices Thankfulness. And not a gratitude journal in sight.
This is the prettiest wreath and surprisingly easy to make. It’s even easier if you use a foam or hay (?) wreath form and those pins shaped like swingset swings. Just bundle the greens and pin them in.
If you want your kids to get in on the action, these watercolor gift tags are a fun, low-stakes project.
If you want to bake anything to give or eat and then give, read Holiday Baking Roundup.
Feeding people? Read How to Never Run Out of Food at a Party.
Going to office parties and feel crippled by chitchat? Read How to Start a Conversation Without Throwing Up.
Need to get the house in order for All the People? For the quick version, listen to The Lazy Genius Tidies the House. For the not-so-quick version, read The Lazy Genius Guide to Cleaning the House. And this will always be my approved way to specifically clean the kitchen.
You still have to make dinner. Listen to The Lazy Genius Meal Plan for help there, be sure to add Change Your Life Chicken to the docket often, let the kids help you without losing your mind, and read 5 Easy Ways to Enjoy Making Dinner.
Relationships are hard. Listen to The Lazy Genius Navigates Family Tension.
You might need to do something “of the earth” to get your head back on straight. Try making bread.
We need to stay home and be with our people sometimes but still inject something special. Listen to The Lazy Genius Movie Night to get ideas.
And remember, you also have permission to lose your mind.