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
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: 1. Get in Shape No … [Read more...] about 7 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions
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 I would imbue my son with the leadership skills to be … [Read more...] about What Are Your Kid’s New Year’s Resolutions?
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. Pour the … [Read more...] about Champagne Cocktail Recipes
I gave up on the typical, knee-jerk New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. You know what I’m 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. Besides, you only get the opportunity to make a fresh start once a year; why squander it on promises to … [Read more...] about A New Year’s Resolution You May Actually Keep