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How do moms start the New Year right?

Posted by on December 29, 2012 – 7:12 am

With 2012 about done, I have a question for you moms out there: What would you like to do different in 2013?

Last year, about this time, I wrote a blog and column about how moms need to take care of themselves in order to be able to take care of their family.

Looking back at 2012, I have to laugh. Every Monday and Wednesday at the right time, my Google calendar on the smart phone reminds me that there is a yoga class at the kids’ gym.

I never attended once.

While I’m happy to say that after nagging from my doctor I finally started eating better in October, I spent the first nine months of the year not doing so well.

And exercise? I’ve gotten a few walks in the last few weeks with the cooler weather. But alas, the majority of the year that didn’t happen.

What I have done right is slipped into a schedule with work and family life that seems to be a good balance.  I have three kids who have mommy around when they need her and a job that allows mommy to write AND be a good mom. When appropriate, my kids even attend interviews with me.

(And for everyone who’s heard the kids in the background while I do an interview, thank you for your patience!)

I even managed to fit in some “girl” time with a church Bible study earlier this year.

If there’s one thing for 2013 that I’d to do, it’s improving my craft. Maybe that means a writing class. Maybe it just means 20 minutes of free writing daily. It’s a small goal – but I think one I can address.

Sure, I’d like to see the house more organized and all of us eating better and exercising more, but I think I’ll just tackle one thing at a time.

Isn’t that what we tell our kids?

Happy New Year and many blessings for your family – and quiet time for mom.


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