Yes, it's true. No, nothing is going to make the season as a new mom any easier -- unless you can afford to hire a full-time cook, maid, nanny, and personal assistant. But once you shift priorities and find a new groove, things will fall into place. You'll come up with new traditions. Maybe family members will come to your house instead of you traveling.
Your kids will begin to anticipate Christmas, which is half the fun. They'll get big enough for Nativity plays and helping with the gift wrap and thinking to look out the window for Rudolph. And you'll get to watch the most precious people in your life, your children, enjoy the best holidays ever. Then it's magic all over again.
Originally published in American Baby magazine, December 2004.
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