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 […]
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:
If you’re like many people, you’ve put spending time with your family at or near the top of your New Year’s resolution list. Now you’re wondering how you can possibly do it–you’re over-extended, overwhelmed, and exhausted most of the time. You mainly just want to get through what has to …
If New Year’s Eve means staying at home with the kids this year, making it a kid-friendly festivity is easier than you might think. Parents can still have lots of fun, ringing in the new year with their little ones. New Year’s Eve isn’t exclusively for grownups anymore, and you really don’t have to go out somewhere to make it a great celebration. With family friendly New Year’s Eve parties becoming more popular, the ideas for planning a fun event are endless:
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~ Anonymous The above quote probably doesn’t reflect the title in the right manner, yet it offers food for thought! People worldwide look forward to […]
Parenting is, more than anything, one killer New Year’s Resolution. Lofty goals, dismal failure, grateful acceptance of reality. When my first child was born, I aimed high as an optimistic 300-pound dieter on January 1st: I would be the mom to end all moms! The most patient, the smartest, the most dedicated. As a result […]
Every year, people with very good intentions sit down and type out a list of New Years 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.”
Planning to ring in the New Year with a champagne toast? Think outside of the box with these creative cocktail recipes – they’re sure to start 2013 off with a bang! Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail Ingredients (makes one drink) 1/2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec Champagne 3 ounce cranberry juice Directions Chill all of the ingredients beforehand.
I gave up on the typical, knee-jerk New Years resolutions a long time ago. You know what Im talking about: lose ten pounds, exercise more, stop eating carbs, blah, blah, blah. They never stick, and frankly, I find it depressing to be so boring and predictable.
Help your child ring in the New Year by creating a New Year’s-themed craft. Creating handmade New Year’s crafts provide an opportunity for your child to learn about the holiday and have a hands-on part in the festivities. Since many New Year’s crafts can double as holiday decorations or party favors, plan to make your crafts a few days before your New Year’s celebration.