Happy New Year {And the Top 10 Posts From 2012}

Happy New Year 2013

Happy new year, everyone! You know, I tell people all the time that (aside from my job as a full time mom and homemaker, which is the VERY best thing I could ever imagine doing), I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world. It’s such an honor and privilege to run this blog and be in community with all of you. 2012 has been a busy but fantastic year, as we’ve welcomed new writers, had the site completely redesigned, finally got on […]

Give Yourself a New Year’s Planning Retreat

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Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Christmas may still be two days away, but it’s already time to be thinking about the new year. And I don’t mean New Year’s Eve celebrations (although I hope you have some fun ones planned!). I’m talking about making a concerted effort to plan and make goals for 2012. I have found that when I make the time to sit down and spend a few hours on New Year’s Day (or very close to it) to plan out goals for […]

What It Means to Be Well

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Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer All year long we are inundated with advertisements, marketing campaigns, and articles that try to teach us how to be healthier. At the New Year this wellness parade reaches a fevered pitch with resolutions being made and everyone trying to undo the overindulgence of the past month. And then there is that word “wellness” used by all sorts of alternative and mainstream medicine camps. Some of these camps define wellness as the absence of disease. Others claim it is some […]

Celebrating New Year’s with Children

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Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer If you have little kids, chances are your New Year’s celebrations don’t look like they used to. You probably don’t go out to a party or have friends over until 1 or 2 in the morning. In fact, you might be like me – I went to bed around 10 the last couple of years! Oops. :) Of course, there’s also the possibility of getting a babysitter and having a nice night out anyway, especially if your kids aren’t […]

Goals for the New Year

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Image by goodcatmum There’s something about the New Year that offers such a fresh start. It always feel to me like a perfect time to make some changes, try something new, or set some goals for myself. I love that I’m not alone in this. Whether we like to call them “resolutions” or not, most of us choose some areas which we’d like to focus on as we complete one year and move into the next. For some of us, it’s to become more organized […]