On the ninth day of Christmas…

Welcome to part nine of our #12daysofparenting series when we join a whole host of other bloggers to write about a range of topics over 12 days.

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Today we are looking at the never-ending parenting role and I am following on from Candyfloss & Dreams.

Being a parent is a role that never stops. I think one of the things that those without children sometimes forget is that there is no day off from parenting. Just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you can have a break.

Nappies still need to be changed, potties still need to be emptied, and babies and children still need to be fed. On top of this there is likely to be more washing and more dishes to get done.


Here are a few things to get you through:

  • Use a baby carrier to be hands free
  • Use a fun pod for little helpers or just to contain a little person whilst you deal with something hot
  • Try and find at least half an hour to treat yourself to a bubble bath
  • If you are awake in the night with little ones try and use the time to tick off a few jobs, there will be less to do in the morning
  • Try to have a blitz of all your jobs a few days before
  • Wrap things gradually to avoid having to stay up all night on Christmas Eve
  • Encourage everyone to have a family movie night – it might be the only time you get to sit down

Why not pop over to Glossy Tots to find out some more top tips.

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  1. O yes, there’s indeed no day off parenting … the wheels keep turning, don’t they; and we keep responding to our children’s needs no matter what. Good tips. #12daysofparenting

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