Alyssa and Hope get real! Being a new parent isn't always the blissful joy we might see on holiday cards. It can be really tough times, as well as wonderful times. We suggest that the balance lies in self-care. It can be so difficult to care for ourselves as new parents, and we haven't always done the best job of it ourselves. We hope our stories and discussion will support you and propel you into a holiday season and new year of simple joys and caring for yourself just as well as you already do for your precious little ones.