After the holidays have passed, most parents need a bit of a recharge. All of the planning, all of those secrets, all of those guests—it is all exhausting and you need to undo what the holidays have done to your nerves. Here, you'll find a few ideas that can help you unwind after the great holiday windup.

Look for the Perfect Mountain Lodge

Now that you're done with all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you need the perfect setting to finally embrace winter's beauty. Leasing a mountain lodge for a few days will provide you with the winter scenery that so many people picture having on their Christmas morning, but instead, end up looking at the melted remains from the snow that had fallen at the most inconvenient time—the days before Christmas.

The lodge that you rent should include all of the amenities that help you de-stress—do you love soaking in a hot tub or settling in a nice comfy chair as a fire crackles in the fireplace? You know what it is that helps you de-stress, so include these features in your search for the perfect lodge for your holiday de-stress.

Pack what you'll Need

Do you have a favorite throw, a preferred wine or whiskey, a certain cut of meat? The things that you might not be able to get up at the lodge should be brought with you. You are doing your best to find complete comfort and if you don't have the things that will do that for you, it can be more difficult for you to achieve full relief.

Plan for the Roads

As you pack your car for the trip, you will need to take road conditions into consideration. Don't forget to pack a roadside emergency kit that includes enough supplies to survive for at least three days if you should get in an accident or slide off of the road during a heavy snow storm. Food, water, blankets, emergency lights, and roadside flares should always be kept in your car.

Another thing to put in your car is a couple bags of kitty litter. The kitty litter can be spread around the tires to help improve grip and get you out of a slippery situation and back on your way to the lodge.

Talk with your loved one and begin making plans for your holiday de-stress vacation. When you get back home, you'll be prepared to take on the new year feeling great—not exhausted.