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How to Enjoy the Holidays More as a Parent

You Can Actually Enjoy Your First Holidays as a Parent — You Just Need to Be Prepared

How to Enjoy the Holidays More as a Parent
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The holidays should be a joyous time of the year filled with cheesy Christmas carols, overflowing stockings, and more food than you can eat. If you happen to be a first-time mom, you can throw all baby-related things into that description. My first Christmas as a mom was probably one of the most stressful holiday ordeals I've had to deal with. Between trying to cook a feast, clean baby poop, and breastfeed, I almost forgot what the true meaning of the holidays was. As a new parent, it's easy to forget to stop and enjoy the season because you're so busy trying to juggle caring for your baby, managing your home, and being Santa's little helper. Although you may be superwoman, trying to do it all could mean the holidays are a blur.

The good thing is, after my chaotic first year, I learned ways to make the holidays less stressful. So my hope for you this year is to enjoy the holiday festivities to the max. Keep reading to discover 10 ways to do just that — even with a new baby in tow.

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