Christmas with my menopausal mum - please help!!
I'm new to the forum and joined as I'd love to help my lovely mum who is going through the menopause. I'm hoping that some of you here can give me a little advice!
My mum's coming to visit me this Christmas for a whole week - I'm so happy and this is a huge deal for me as we live very far from each other and only get to see each other twice a year.
Even though I'm genuinely over the moon by the fact we'll get to spend Christmas together, I'm also very nervous! She's already anxious by the thought of packing, flying, traveling etc and she has really really bad mood swings. She could be the happiest and loveliest person on earth at one moment and then be angry with the rest of the family a minute later, without no reason.
This is the first Christmas I'm "hosting" ever since I moved abroad and my entire family is coming, so having a peaceful and joyful time would be so great. I don't really know how to prepare / if I should prepare with anything to help her feel less anxious and stressed?
Any advice is much appreciated. I'm so lost with this.