2017 Goals: new habits to make, old habits to break

I don’t like the term “resolution.” It’s too broad, too vague, and too intimidating. I mean, does anyone really keep up with a resolution past February? I do, however, like goals, especially if they are specific and trackable. After I spent some time reflecting on what worked for me in 2016 and what didn’t, I … More 2017 Goals: new habits to make, old habits to break

Mommy lesson #55: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (or something like that)

Being a mom is a bit like being a reality TV star. I have the human equivalent of a video camera following me through my days. At first I was hyper-aware of her presence, super vigilant of everything I said and did. Then, like so many “celebrities,” I kind of forgot the camera was there … More Mommy lesson #55: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery (or something like that)

Mommy goals for 2013

I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions. A resolution is too scary, too enormous. I’m too practical to commit to a permanent change. I know how easily I slide back into old habits and the same old routine. I find it easier to make yearly goals instead. These are smaller, more achievable tasks that … More Mommy goals for 2013