The holidays can feel like one long celebration, involving friends and strangers alike. No matter where we go, there are glittering decorations and festive music. People seem cheerier. It feels as though the whole world is going to the same party.
When moving to our new home, I knew my son would be leaving behind the friends and familiar faces he’d come to know. I knew I’d want to help him find new friends to fill these gaps, without replacing the ones he already has.
Whether you're a new parent, or a proud aunt or uncle, it can be intimidating to hold a tiny, fragile bundle of baby - especially if you haven’t spent a lot of time around newborns. Don't worry, not every new parent automatically knows what to do!
We recently brought home baby, and everyone is thrilled that he’s finally here- including my toddler son, much to my relief. We braced for jealousy, regression, and anger. We read parenting books and heard horror stories.