• A mother's guide to making the most of Christmas

    There was a time when Christmas meant lots of chocolate, lots of champagne, late nights and lazy mornings. But everything changes when you have little ones to think about at this time of year, filled with family gatherings and celebratory parties. It's likely that your usual plans have gone out of the window, and you might be feeling pressure to do the rounds and show off your child to family and friends. And it can be a tiring time, getting into the spirit of things all the while caring for a baby. So should you hibernate with your child this year, or