New Year, Same Me

Last year was my year of grand planning and exciting adventures. I was all ready to set goals and accomplish them only to be foiled by a surprise pregnancy one month in. That was pretty discouraging.This year, there will be no "New Year's Resolutions."...more


Thursday, January 1, 2015What are your resolutions for the new year? Tell us how you picked them....more
yes one can plan for a lot of things but that is where the unexpected lurks and waits ...great postmore

FREE Family Goal Setting Printable!

Well, it's getting down to the wire!  Do you have a New Year's Resolution to have a happier, healthier family in 2015 but aren't sure where to start?I am SO excited to announce my very first printable to help make your goals a reality!...more

2015 New Year's Resolutions

I Googled "most popular new year's resolutions." I found a (here) website that lists Popular New Year's Resolutions to "help you achieve your goals in 2015."  It got me thinking about resolutions I wanted for myself.  For me it's about setting goals, not changing myself.  There are the ones that I usually go for. I thought about not doing a post about resolutions and not making any resolutions at all, but I like having goals....more

On being resolute when it comes to resolutions

Let’s talk about this year, because wow 2014 was the worst year ever.It started on bad luck and ended on terrible luck and if the things that happened in between hadn’t also been so moderately awful, I would almost think it was a joke.But it wasn’t a joke. Month after month, it seemed no one in my family could catch a break....more

10 things I want to accomplish in the next 57 days of 2014

Want to enjoy a nice cold sweat? Think about the fact that there are only 57 days left of the year. 57. Really 56 since today is almost gone. AhhHhhHHHhhhHHHhhhhh!...more
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5 Travel Resolutions to Keep This Year

Right about now your social media timeline is filling up with reflections on the past year, videos, optimism about the year to come, and of course, New Year's resolutions. In recent years I haven't been one to make big resolutions at the onset of a new year. I've found that subtle changes seem to work best for me. But that doesn't mean that I don't set goals in place. Rather than setting broad, sweeping goals, why not approach them in a more specific manner? In addition to getting in shape and quitting vices, many people resolve to travel more. Great!...more

I'm Late with My Resolution to Be on Time

Many of you have likely already declared your New Year’s resolutions. In typical fashion, I am running a bit late. This is particularly amusing to me and slightly hypocritical given that my first resolution for this year is: Don’t be late. ...more

The Art of Selfcare: Or Something Like That

Selfcare is an art form in itself.  We all try our best to treat ourselves and our bodies well, lower our stress levels and get through each day.  As the saying goes, "treat yo'self."...more

New Year's Resolutions I Wish My Kids Would Make

I myself stopped making New Year’s resolutions years ago, when I realized I had never followed through on a single one. I attribute this to the fact that I simply made them because it was a new year and didn’t really have a stronger motivator than that. Now, in lieu of resolutions, I set goals; and I set, review, and/or revise them once a month, rather than once a year.  ...more