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Happy New Year from Real Simple Mama

If you’re reading this, Happy New Year! Hell yeah 2018! (Mostly because it’s not 2017.)

And hey, bravo you for being able to read something at all on New Year’s Day! Either you’re a trooper with hangovers, or you’re lame like me and are in bed by 10pm on New Year’s Eve because, um, I’m a parent and my kids don’t give a damn what day or what year it is, they’ll be up by 7am. *cue kazoo sound*

Happy New Year from Real Simple Mama!

But seriously, Happy New Year to all of my readers old and new. I raise my cold cup of coffee to you and your family, and wish you the best year yet!

And if you are one of those New Year’s resolution writers like I am, check out my down-to-earth post for how parents can write – and stick to – some realistic goals for 2018.

I’ll see you around the interwebs, my friend. And feel free to contact me if you’re needing help with something, from teething to weaning to crazy kid-ness. I’ll tell you what I know, and I’ll get info from people who are smarter than I am!

Happy New Year, y’all!

Happy New Year from Real Simple Mama!

Resolutions for a Realistic Mom (reshare)

Happy (almost) new year! Maybe you consider yourself to be a “resolutions”-driven person; maybe not. I like to think of the new year as a jumping-off point for some new things I want to improve upon. 2017 certainly was a year of growth for me, both professionally and personally! I’m now a runner (sort of), I’ve gotten more love and less B.S. going in my life, and I’m finally becoming best friends with myself. I don’t want to waste any more time pretending, or only being me part of the time.

So I’m resharing a post I did a year ago about how to write resolutions. We’re moms who are realistic: we have limited resources, time, money, and sanity. So a lot of goals and resolutions may seem impossible, ridiculous, or like “Yeah let’s not even pretend that’s gonna happen.”

Here, I’ll help you think about what you want to do in 2018, whether it’s get more involved in local politics or get to know yourself better.

And of course, share this out so that us moms can help support each other with our new endeavors! It’s never too late to be a better you, whatever that means in your heart.

Find my Resolutions for a Realistic Mom post here!

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Resolutions for a Realistic Mom

Happy 2017! Holy crap it feels like last year was about 1,752 days long. But now it’s in the past and it’s time to look forward. On to bigger and better things!

I’ve never been a huge resolution person. I start goals when I see fit and I change or erase them when I can tell that they’re not working for me. And now that I have children, it seems like I hardly have time to pee, much less sit and ponder what I’d like to accomplish in 2017. But it’s doable! And I think that writing – and sticking to – a set of resolutions can be good for body, mind, and soul. Especially as a mom.

Here are some of my tips for setting realistic resolutions. Continue reading

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