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The year will be over in less than 12 hours.

I’m going to get right to the point.

I am 31, married with two children and cannot avoid the fact that I am a full-fledged adult any longer.  And as scary and weird and great as that is – I think I’ve grown up a lot this year.

We welcomed another little person into the world.  Violet is the most darling, chunkiest love muffin I could have ever imagined.  Her sweet nature and very existence teaches me daily about joy and gratitude.IMG_20141216_192603

Willow’s unbelievable energy, enthusiasm, and happy spirit continue to amaze me.  She is teaching me how to practice patience and be present.IMG_0294

Tom is the best dad and an amazing partner.  He knows when to lift me up and when to keep me grounded.  His work ethic is inspiring.  This month we got to see On The Town.  It’s pretty incredible to have a piece of art reaffirm your love and life choices so beautifully. (Maybe more on that in the new year.)IMG_0425In 2014 we became a family of four.  For the first time in our lives, Christmas morning happened in our own home.  Holidays with children are a whole new level of happy! (and chaos….)


About two months ago I joined Weight Watchers, which has been a great decision.  For the first time in my life I’m learning how to practice real moderation and I’ve lost 16 pounds.  I can’t wait to keep going!

Even though I don’t buy into all the hype, I can’t help but feel excited when a new year is about to begin.  Rather than starting from scratch, I feel like 2014 has given me a leg up toward the things I want to accomplish in the coming year.

In 2015, I want to:

Practice gratitude every day.

Choose joy and positivity.

Always strive to be a better mother and wife.

Always be aware of what an incredible opportunity and responsibility being a parent is.

Teach my daughters compassion and love.

Get outdoors more.

Write more – online and on paper.

Check things off lists.

Do “me” work – read books, take notes, and hone in on my brand.

Incorporate exercise into my routine.

Continue to make healthier choices.

(Addendum!) Listen to NPR more.



Happy 2015, everyone!






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