I always start the holiday season with good intentions, like this will be the year that we have lots of fun and don’t stress about the cookies not getting baked and the tree not getting up until the week before Christmas. But then I’m not sure if it’s the egg nog or the pine smell, but suddenly I’m trying to do all the things. Hello stress!

That’s why I’m so thrilled to be partnering with Best Western Hotels & Resorts again, who makes it easy and affordable for families to escape and make memories (happy ones, that is) amidst the holiday craze. With 13 unique hotel brands for all types of travelers, they’ve got hotels located in 100 countries and territories for all types of travelers, stressed-out parents like me included. Take a peek at this funny parody I made that pretty much encapsulates everything that is wrong with the holiday crazies. (Yes, it’s a thing).

So, instead of singing my version of the 12 Days of Christmas, may we suggest you consider a little detour from the slime bowls and Christmas lights to a little weekend getaway or much needed visit with family?

Thanks to Best Western for helping parents give kids a holiday they’ll never forget. And not because it’s crazy. Get their lowest rates, guaranteed when you book at BestWestern.com.