6 ways to enjoy the holidays with a newbornBaby's first holiday season is a special time that will only happen once in their lifetime. So amid sleep deprivation, fussy babies needing to be held throughout the day, the 45 minute nap monster, and perhaps still recovering from delivery, just how do you enjoy the holiday season with a newborn? Here are some tips and tricks that I've used, and plan to try, to get the most out of my fleeting time with my newborn, and enjoy this special time of year as much as possible.
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1. Food Preparation
So much of the holiday season is surrounded by one central theme; FOOD! Make your life easier by ordering store bought when possible. If it's not in the budget, or you prefer homemade, take shortcuts like buying pre-diced onions, celery and carrots, common cooking staples of the season. Buy bagged and chopped lettuce, use boxed stuffing, or use pumpkin pie mix instead of making your pie completely from scratch. I also consistently use store bought pie crusts. Pastry crusts are not something that