For moms who have experienced trauma, the festivities can sometimes intensify feelings of anxiety, grief, or other difficult emotions. Here are a few tips that may help:

1. Prioritize Self-Care

Encourage moms to prioritize self-care. This could involve setting aside time for activities they enjoy, practicing relaxation techniques, or seeking support from a therapist or support group.

2. Create Boundaries

It's okay to set boundaries during the holidays. Whether it's limiting social engagements or taking breaks when needed, creating boundaries can help manage stress.

3. Open Communication

Encourage open communication within families. Having honest conversations about triggers or concerns can help everyone understand and support each other better.

4. Plan Ahead

Preparation can alleviate stress. Encourage moms to plan and organize holiday activities in a way that feels comfortable for them, allowing them to anticipate potential triggers and plan accordingly.

5. Seek Support

Remind moms that seeking support doesn't imply weakness. Connecting with friends, family, or mental health professionals can provide valuable support during challenging times.

6. Practice Mindfulness

Encourage mindfulness techniques, such as deep breathing or meditation, to help moms stay grounded during stressful moments. The holiday season should be a time of joy and connection, but for some, it can be overwhelming. At Marce, we emphasize the importance of compassion and understanding. It's essential to create an environment where moms feel supported and empowered to take care of their mental health.


A mom with her baby with a christmas tree in the background

Happy Holidays from the International Marcé Society

Let's foster a community where every mom feels seen, heard, and supported, not only during the holidays but every day of the year.