Take care of yourself. Just like they say on the airplane …”put your oxygen mask on first". Your little one responds to your emotional tone. So, slow down, take a few long deep breaths, take a bit of time for yourself- take a yoga class:)
Make a plan to focus on one thing at a time. Try a few ideas from “mindfulness” as a strategy to balance the hustle and bustle of things like shopping, cooking, and family get-togethers during the holidays: stop and pay attention to what is happening at the moment, focus your attention on one thing about it, notice how you are feeling at the time, withhold immediate judgment, and instead be curious about the experience.
Do your best to keep family routines the same. Stick to your baby’s sleep and mealtime schedules as much as possible to reduce stress and help your little one, (and you), enjoy the holidays.
Don’t feel pressure to over-spend. Think about making one or two gifts instead of buying everything. Chances are, those gifts will be the most treasured. Remember that it is your presence NOT your presents that matter.
From my heart to yours🙏