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surviving pregnancy when life gets busy.

Being a contributor for Tsh over at Simple Mom is one of the highlights of blogging for me. I still pinch myself every time it's my turn to post over there. Today, I'm sharing my tips to surviving the holidays (or any busy season) when you're pregnant. At 39 weeks, I would know (related: I am 39 weeks pregnant. When did THAT happen?). I'd love it if you'd join me there.

I am sitting further and further away from my desk these days. My growing belly just won’t let me scoot the chair any closer. I’m nine months pregnant now, with my due date a short two weeks away, or so my doctor tells me. At this point, I’m pretty convinced that I’ll be pregnant for eternity… at least that’s what it feels like to me right now.

Being pregnant is hard work. Many women really enjoy the process, many women don’t, but regardless of where you sit on the Enjoyment Continuum, you could agree that growing a human is not for the faint of heart.

The swelling, stretch marks, sleepless nights, back pain, exhaustion, sickness and everything in between… it can all be so difficult to manage on a good day, let alone during a busy season like the holidays. Family, shopping, parties, decorating and travel can all add an enormous amount of stress on your already stressed-out body. What’s a woman to do?

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Read the rest at Simple Mom!