the new year brings with it some baggage, but in a good way.

a new year and a new project.
i’ve joined the fun at 365 project; come check out my profile HERE. i’ll be posting a photo a day as a kind of photo journal of our days in 2013. i know i already post lots of pics here, but i like the idea of choosing one picture to describe our day, like i do for this moment every friday.

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a new year and new habits.
we have gorged ourselves with gingerbread cookies, various decadent bark flavours, other baked goods and lotsa food in general, and yesterday was the final day for pigging out. the kids have been eating way too many treats and the thought of all of that sugar on their pearly whites freaks me out. i am so done with all of that refined sugar moving through their wee bodies, making their behaviour erratic and wild, and mucking up other good habits.

three cheers and health to us all. less sugar, less white flour, less processed foods and back to the goodness of real, whole foods. my mouth is watering just thinking about the dinners we’ll enjoy again! 

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a new year and a time for calm. 
after our chaotic fall and busy holiday season, i am eager to enjoy the calm and routine the new year will bring with it. yes, the routines can be mundane, but the predictability of the routine will allow me to work on myself and my needs and reduce the anxieties tied up in my shoulders. i am hoping to learn new habits for old relationships.
i also need to place priority on myself more, so today i rescheduled my chiropractor’s appointment from next week to this evening, as i think i have a pinched nerve in my neck causing intense pain in my neck and shoulders. i know this doesn’t sound like a huge thing, but it’s a step and hopefully the baby steps will lead me to a healthy, strong, balanced destination.

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a new year and quality time with my dear hubby.
yes, we instilled a regular date night over a year ago, but truth be told, we have spent many friday date nights running errands and only talking about the kids. i am hoping to spend more quality time with my partner, talking about us, life, goals and yes, the kids as well, but i don’t want them to dominate our time. i want to turn off the tv and play board games or card games, laughing together, as we enjoy each other’s company. 
i am hoping to turn to our families more for help with the kids. i have nothing to prove and sending the kids away on overnight visits to grandparent’s houses is going to be the new thing for us. can you believe we’ve never done that?!

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what does 2013 look like for you?
did you make any resolutions?

xo, mama lola

xo, mama lola
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