While most people don’t always manage to stick to their New Year’s resolutions, I am all for making goals and trying to reach them. What’s wrong with striving to improve your imperfections or change some bad habits?With that said, here are some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions I’ve come across and some advice on how to actually achieve them:
Yes, we often emphasize how mommies need their me time. But, of course, family we time should never be overlooked. Its so important to spend time together as a family, whether you have one kid or 10! Here are seven ideas to get you started on your path to family fun. Remember, a family that plays together stays together! 1. Have a Picnic and Play Day
Whether youre planning a casual BBQ or a more formal celebration for this Fourth of July weekend, a specialty cocktail is the perfect way to class up any event. This holiday happens to be one of the easiest to work with when it comes to creating a specialty drink. Whether you stick to Sex and the City-style cosmos or whip out the blender for fruit-flavored margaritas, its easy to come up with drinks that incorporate the patriotic colors of the Fourth: red, white and blue.
Do you associate springtime and warm weather with unbearable allergies? Instead of reaching for the drugs that make you listless, try out some of these more natural remedies to soothe your symptoms. 1) Butterbur While it sounds like something that belongs in Harry Potter, this herb appears to work as a leukotriene inhibitor, which blocks some chemicals that trigger swelling in the nasal passages. Some research shows that butterbur root is just as effective at relieving nasal symptoms as prescription drugs, but without the drowsiness.
We all have those days. Those days when you feel sluggish, sleepy, and unproductive. Whether you can pinpoint the exact reason why youre lacking energy (a long night taking care of a sick kid) or you really dont know why you cant seem to keep your eyes open, here are some surefire ways to boost your energy level and get back to being the best you that you can be! 1. Get Moving
No matter your financial situation, pretty much everyones been hit hard by the recession in one way or another. The real key to surviving in tough times is being smart with your money. Only spend on what you need and cut back on what you dont need. Seems simple enough, right? I know, easier said than done. Here are a few tips to get your started on the right track this month (it’s not as painful as you might think): 1. Cut Back on Eating Out
Warm weather is on its way! This means getting pretty pedicures to show off in new sandals, trips to the beach with the family, and – horror of horrors – tank tops and shorts! Yes, this is the season when people really start to buckle down with their fitness and health. After all, those extra pounds you hid under big sweaters may have kept you warm in the winter, but now they are just depleting your self-confidence whenever you try on a sleeveless top or cute dress.