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January 2012 Blog Posts (6)

How is your New Years Resolution Going?

We all start out with great intentions... get into shape, loose the extra baby weight we have been carrying, or fit into our favorite pre-pregnancy jeans.  Then why is it so hard to stick with it and get the results we are looking for?


Getting motivated and excited to workout is the key.  Pick something you enjoy doing!  My motivating and exciting workout is Kickboxing.  Not only is it a great total body workout, it is an awesome way to relieve stress.  Everyone can do…


Added by Angie Hoffman on January 30, 2012 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Free Carseat Installations and Inspections Every Month at JSUMC -- what a resource! (I've been a FEW times!)

With child #2 due any day now, my husband and I decided to install a second car seat in at least one of our cars (to avoid scrambling last minute on discharge day from the hospital!). We remembered that carseats aren’t always the easiest contraptions to install, so I took my car once again to the free installation center at JSUMC. (And since the fine folks at the car seat station have now helped our family four times with two cars, I wanted to pass along…


Added by Alix Hayes on January 25, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

New Year, New Beginnings

I love the start of a new year. It’s a great time to hit the reset button and start fresh. The baggage of the previous year is gone and time to plan new projects, set new goals and simply move forward.

For me, the New Year also ignites the urge to purge—making space for what is relevant in life versus the items that have one living in the past or don’t fit with today’s lifestyle.

Purging requires making decisions. For many, this is the toughest part of the organizing process,…


Added by Stacey Crew on January 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What's Your Mantra for the New Year?

I learned this week that resolutions are so last year. Outdated. Gone. Instead, they are being replaced by mantras; phrases or words by which you live your life. The mantras are broader, more general terms by which you reinvent yourself and achieve your goals throughout the year.

I like the idea of replacing resolutions with a word or mantra for the year. I've asked around, and almost everyone seems to be adopting one. Here are some examples of mantras and words that I've heard from…


Added by Sheila Hill on January 6, 2012 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

How do you treat your toddler's cold? We're on cold #2 this season...

(At first I started this under the Discussions page, but wanted to also post it in my Blog.  I was wondering, what are some 'old wives' remedies, since infants and young toddlers can't take traditional/OTC cough and cold medicines. Please see below!)

Since most cold remedies on the market are strictly intended only for children ages 4+, I bought a bunch of things today at the drug store and it got me wondering what other parents do when a toddler under 2 (or for that…


Added by Alix Hayes on January 5, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments

What color will YOUR New Year be?

I am not one to make "resolutions."  I am the type of person who dives head first without looking into most situations in life.  Add that to that fact that I'm also pretty hard on myself and you clearly have a recipe for post-New Year disaster!  I find that most resolutions are hard to maintain--it's easy to go into these new expectations with the utmost excitement and often…


Added by Chrissy Fleming on January 3, 2012 at 11:13am — 3 Comments

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