Every year, people with very good intentions sit down and type out a list of New Year’s resolutions, usually consisting of some lofty goals like "I will never touch fast food again" or "I will whip those saddle bags into shape" or "I will be a more patient parent." But there's a reason that most people’s resolutions have been broken by January 2nd... they’re too … [Read more...] about My Totally Reasonable New Year’s Resolutions
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The Problem: Sitting on my friend’s porch this past weekend, I was thrilled my kids (ages 3.5 and 5) were playing outside soaking it up with a group of new kids. Since mine were the youngest of the bunch, I kept a safe distance until I saw a commotion. When I walked over to see why all ten kids were clambering up the play set, I noticed the two fourth grade girls had taken … [Read more...] about ‘Digital Heroin’ and Kids: A Problem With Manageable Solutions
January is a time to take a look at the past year and make plans for the year ahead. For career-minded moms, it’s a good time to make resolutions that will lead to success in 2018. Interestingly, nearly 45 percent of Americans say they usually make New Year’s resolutions, mainly for self-improvement. Although many resolutions aren’t kept, it’s important to make career-focused … [Read more...] about Career-Boosting Resolutions for Moms
The knee-jerk New Year's vows are personal, to the point of narcissism: I will lose weight, I will give up chocolate, I will join a gym, I will get a promotion, I will become a vegan. Maybe that's why we so often fail to keep them. It's not too late to make achievable New Year's Resolutions. In fact, now that it's almost mid-January and everyone is settled into their … [Read more...] about Making New Year’s Resolutions With Your Kids
As we make our way into January, I am already struggling with the commitments I made to myself for the upcoming year - but still I felt remiss that I neglected to come up wtih some "Couples Resolutions" for my husband and me.I've been writing letters to him in an effort to highlight some things I would like him to STOP doing, and thought this would be the perfect way … [Read more...] about Our “Couples Resolutions” – The Taller One Puts Away Laundry!