Are you having family and friends to your home for the holidays? Are you secretly or not so secretly freaking out because of everything you think you need to do?
Holidays can become overly stressful, especially for the hostess. I have found that our expectations are never that of our guests. They are there to enjoy you and perhaps share a meal with you and yours. No one is there to count the cobwebs. Well, maybe great aunt Sofia will, but that's her idea of entertainment so let her be.
To reduce your stress and help you enjoy the holidays clean your home or hire someone to come do it for you if you can. And then slow down and relax. You know your home is ready so focus on the food.
Remember it doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be you.