I find myself saying this one over and over to new moms and moms with young children...."take a sabbatical". Take a sabbatical.... you don't have to give up doing something forever, you just need a break, a leave of absence, a sabbatical from the you you have been, the you BK (before kids).
I gave up beading. Just wasn't quite workin' out to have small beads on the counter, wire + tools. The bambino's nap didn't last quite long enough to get everything out, drum up some creativity, then produce a masterpiece + get everything put away. More often than not someone needed me, some fabulous little masterpiece that I created needed my full attention and nothing short of that would suffice.
Caren gave up scrap booking... now she's back from her 3 year sabbatical and ready to create her home office + scrap booking studio. She's on her way to getting her groove back and she's going to start a new biz too. LOVE IT! Love that she's back from her leave!
Anything you need to sideline for a bit? It doesn't hurt...you'll feel relieved-trust me.