Case in point: this weekend is S's birthday. As much as I love to decorate and entertain, I knew I wouldn't be up for it this year, with being pregnant and having just arrived home from a major trip to Florida with a nearly 3-year-old in tow.
Just dying to get into that big can of Play DohSo I just let it go. It actually wasn't too hard. A few months back, I told myself that it was ok to have a low-key family party, just a few foods, sloppy homemade cupcakes, pre-made decorations (oh the horror!) and NO PRESSURE! And I eagerly accepted help from family who offered to bring food and drink.
Moms, I think this is really the best gift we can give ourselves, the gift of letting go. Even if it's just every once in a while. And of course, this does not refer to letting ourselves go!