How many sleeps??? Who's lost count? With Christmas just around the corner most mums have a list as long as their arm of things still to do. And whether you've got a new baby, a toddler who's nursery has closed for Christmas or kids off of school, the days just seem to disappear.
Then there's the pressure - Elf on the Shelf, visiting Father Christmas, Christmas fairs, visiting everyone, works drinks, Secret Santas, the list is endless. So, stop, take a minute and remember that annoying phrase, 'it's just one day'. It's so easy to get caught up with everything and not take a breath, we're guilty of it too, so here's our lil' list of things we're trying to remember.
Embrace the chaos: With little ones running around, things are bound to get a little hectic. Try to go with the flow and remember that a little bit of mess and mayhem is just part of the Christmas experience, right?!?
Don't sweat the small stuff: With so much going on, it can be easy to get caught up in the details. Try to focus on the big picture and let go of the little things that don't matter. Easier said than done sometimes, we know.
Take breaks when you need them: Caring for young kids and babies can be exhausting, so don't be afraid to take a few moments to yourself when you need them. Maybe sneak away for a quick nap, or just sit down with a cup of coffee or a glass on vino and stop for a moment.
Ask for help: You don't have to do it all on your own! Don't be afraid to delegate tasks or ask for help from friends and family. It's okay to admit that you need a little extra support. We love a list at Christmas and allocating who's doing what, even the kids.
Remember the reason for the season: It can be easy to get caught up in the stress of the holidays, but try to take a step back and remember what the season is really about. Whether it's spending time with loved ones, spreading joy, or finding ways to give back, the holiday season is a time to celebrate and be grateful. We are SO grateful to each and every one of you for supporting us on our journey and really do wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Shannon and Kyra x
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