Christmas with a newborn in the family is always extra special for moms. At the same time, it is the most “fast and furious” time of the year. You fall right in the middle of the thousands of sleepless nights, the excitement and confusion, and the really short fun days not to mention that is your duty to ensure that everyone keeps to their fill to maintain the enthusiasm.
Here is a little consolation: you are not alone. For the new moms, the baby celebrations will add a new set of chaos in the house. No need to panic. Just make your needs a first priority and we are good for the holidays! Focus on what you enjoy, eat healthy, and never miss out on any fun moments. Here are some additional tips for you:
- Avoid spending too much
Living too big during the holidays will leave you financially frustrated when they are over. Plan a low budget as much as possible. Go big on the necessaries, but keep it low-key where possible.
- It is not your duty to entertain everyone
Moms focus more on entertaining their kids or friends that they forget about themselves. Be flexible enough to the extent that you can do dinner at lunch hour, two birds with one stone huh? Even when you feel drowsy when you have a full house, go right ahead and take a nap. Everyone will fend for themselves when they don’t see you around. You deserve better than to play by the rules, time to do whatever the hell you want!
- Ask for help
Moms nearly spend the entire Christmas in the kitchen. Asking for help doesn’t make you weak. If one of your friends is better at something like cooking, don’t be shy to ask for the favor.
- Dress up to feel special
Not dressing up for the occasion is the main reason why moms don’t enjoy the holidays. Good clothes will not only make you look like others but they will also make you feel special and comfortable. Go ahead and complete the look with some accessories and makeup.
- Do not be too hard on yourself
If you like to get a little tipsy during the holidays, then plan ahead. Pump and store up before the party!