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Giving up alcohol while you're expecting is one of the first steps to becoming a good parent, write Jackie Rose and Caroline Angel, R.N., Ph.D., in The Newly Non-Drinking Girl's Guide to Pregnancy (Sourcebooks), but you don't want to feel that you're depriving yourself. Your holiday parties will feel more festive if you pay attention to the presentation of your alcohol-free drink, "whether it's a highball glass for a Shirley Temple or a half-pineapple hull for a Virgin Bahama Mama," the authors write. The recipe below, they say, has "shooter" written all over it:
The holidays can be a stressful time. Whether you're pregnant or a brand-new mom, it's more important than ever to take a step back and think about what's important to you during the holiday season. Take a breath and prioritize so that you don't get overwhelmed during this demanding time.