Birthdays Amidst the Holidays

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T
he only preference I’ve ever had regarding childbearing was no Christmas babies. To me, labor and delivery around the holidays seemed crazy stressful. Not to mention the poor kid’s birthday would be forever lost in the busyness of the season.

Turns out the good Lord thought having a Christmas baby is exactly what I needed. As per usual, He was right.

Sweet baby boy entered the world about an hour before Christmas Eve; the grace I received amidst the circumstances of my pregnancy, his birth, and those newborn weeks will forever serve as tangible examples of God’s loving care and provision for our family. And that a baby–regardless of timing–is always a blessing.

Huge reminder that I’m not in control and often don’t know what is best for me: check.

How to celebrate holiday birthdays sans stress and still make the kid feel special? Read on.

I’m only two years into this game, but my appreciation for a good party–and simplicity—has made me a quick study.

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About Jenn

Jenn is a mommy of three and wife to her best friend. She enjoys good books, having dinner guests, and elevenses. She is not afraid to lead a one woman crusade against the rampant misuse of the apostrophe. She is afraid to adopt kittens before the baby turns three.