All posts tagged: new years resolution

WeekEND Reading: Need to hit the ‘reset’ button on your Parenting/Family Life? Sue Groner, The Parenting Mentor is here with 5 Ways to Rock the New Year, her new book, PARENTING: 101 WAYS TO ROCK YOUR WORLD, and more

By Leslie Lindsay   In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we just put behind us, parents might find it a bit challenging to re-center and focus on what’s important: our family.  I recently had the opportunity to read Sue Groner’s amazing book of parenting tips. The book is slim, but don’t be fooled; it’s jam-packed with practical, hands-on, and very ‘do-able.’ Be sure to check out my review here.  Today, I have this lovely guest post from Sue on 5 ways parents can hit ‘Reset’ for the New Year; please join us! “If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a lot of time reading how-to articles and blogs about being the best parent you can be. The amount of advice available to parents is overwhelming and confusing. Thinking that you’re not living up to a parenting gold standard causes stress and anxiety. And it certainly doesn’t make you feel great as a parent. This year, during our New Year’s family dinner, we did something a little different. Rather than announcing specific resolutions, …

In My Brain Today: Tightening Your Belt

By Leslie Lindsay This post isn’t going to be about New Year’s Resolution #1 (losing weight), not really.  Bear with me. You see, every year around this time, our pants fit a little snugger, our trashcans fill a little higher, and our credit card bills roll in.  Ugh.  I know–I feel it, too.  And I don’t like it.  But the thing is: it’s universal.  And I have a bit of a theory to share that has to do with waste: The more you buy = more trash.  More trash = bigger credit card bill.  Bigger credit card bill = self-indulgence to soften the edges of the ghastly bill (which = softer flesh).  And so on and so forth…. Get me so far? I know when I am eating right and exercerzing regularly my pants fit better.  I have less time and interest in shopping, too (and less likely to grab take-out on my way home from a shop-till-you-drop mega-spree thus increasing the waist line and garbage barrel, consequently the credit card bill). So, there just may be …