Celebrate everything that you can, don't stress about perfection, have fun and know that no one will remember exactly what your table looked like, but the memories of time together will last forever. Something my mom taught me: I think my mom actually had a bit of anxiety about entertaining. As a working mom and business owner she had a very full plate and finding the time to put something beautiful together wasn't always possible. Sometimes you learn from your parents what you would like to do differently. I recognized that I really want to create a life for my family that celebrates the joys in the everyday and the special occasions – and that neither needs to be stressful.