Childless at Christmas

For many of us being childless at Christmas (or if you’re in the USA, the Holidays) is the hardest thing we have to face.

You might want to hide away until January but we both know that’s not possible.

What you can do instead is to prepare yourself so you lessen the impact.

In the blogs below I’ve gathered as many resources as I can from both childless bloggers & others sharing tips and suggestions on how to get through when you’re childless at Christmas.

And like all of my blogs, some will resonate & some won’t. And that’s Okay. I encourage you to read with a curious mind & be open to the possibility that some might help you.

You can get more support in my book Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness.

Childless at Christmas: this is all you need

By Lesley / November 19, 2019 / 2

It’s that time of year again, you’re going to be childless at Christmas & the feeling of dread is building. If you’re like I used to be, you’ll want to … Read more Childless at Christmas: this is all you need

Christmas survival guide

By Lesley / November 30, 2018 / 8

It’s that time of year again and you can probably feel the tension and stress building. Maybe the idea of hiding somewhere until January sounds attractive but unfortunately that’s not … Read more Christmas survival guide

Christmas Survival Guide

By Lesley / November 30, 2017 / 6

It’s that time of year again and you can probably feel the tension and stress building. Maybe the idea of hiding somewhere until January sounds attractive but unfortunately that’s not … Read more Christmas Survival Guide

Three ways to ignore grief (and what to do instead)

By Lesley / May 30, 2017 / 9

I’m going to dive straight in with some bad news: You’re grieving.   I’m sorry, but you are. I’m guessing that you’ve got that sinking feeling and a ‘no.. ‘ … Read more Three ways to ignore grief (and what to do instead)

Quick fix when everything falls apart.

By Lesley / December 16, 2015 / 3

There may be times over the next couple of weeks when you feel like your head might explode through stress or perhaps you may feel so fed up that you … Read more Quick fix when everything falls apart.

Two ways to ease through Mother’s Day

By Lesley / March 5, 2015 / 2

At long last Spring is here and the world seems a bit more positive, the days are getting longer and the garden’s starting to come to life. It’s the time … Read more Two ways to ease through Mother’s Day

The one thing to help you at Christmas

By Lesley / December 19, 2014 / 2

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve written various tips on how you can get through Christmas and I’ve kept the most important until last. My guess is that you’ve … Read more The one thing to help you at Christmas

Dreading the work Xmas do?

What’s the link between Christmas parties & pass the parcel?

By Lesley / December 15, 2014 / 1

Let me guess; you’re dreading the work Christmas party because you know everyone will be talking about their children or grandchildren and you’ll feel inadequate because you can’t join in. … Read more What’s the link between Christmas parties & pass the parcel?

3 ways to take control at Christmas

By Lesley / December 9, 2014 / 7

Let me guess, Christmas is fast approaching and your stress is building. Everywhere you go there’s Christmas music, and ‘happy family’ adverts seem to leap out at you from the … Read more 3 ways to take control at Christmas

Worried about Mother’s Day? Here are three things which will help.

By Lesley / March 17, 2014 / 5

It’s Mother’s Day next week in the UK, every shop is full of it, there’s posters outside every restaurant and it seems like every aisle in the supermarket has present … Read more Worried about Mother’s Day? Here are three things which will help.

I will be kind to myself

The most important thing you can do over Christmas

By Lesley / December 18, 2013 / 2

Over the past few weeks I’ve written tips on how to deal with the family coming at Christmas and how to use pass the parcel to get through parties and … Read more The most important thing you can do over Christmas

pass the parcel

Dreading the work Christmas ‘do’? View it as a game of pass the parcel

By Lesley / December 5, 2013 / 7

You’re dreading going to the Christmas ‘do’ at work because you know that everyone will be talking about their children or grandchildren and you feel inadequate because you can’t join … Read more Dreading the work Christmas ‘do’? View it as a game of pass the parcel

a moment of self-compassion can change your day. A string of such moments can change the course of your entire life.

Family coming to stay at Christmas? Here are 3 things you can do to take control

By Lesley / November 22, 2013 / 2

So Christmas is only a few weeks away and you’re already feeling stressed.  Everywhere you go  there’s Christmas music, and every time you turn on the TV all you see … Read more Family coming to stay at Christmas? Here are 3 things you can do to take control

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