2010 has been quite a year. I felt, for the first time, what it really means to parent (hint: letting go is a big part of this), and my little man has started coming into his – independent – own. And this rather heartbreaking process has started all over again with the birth of my second. Whew. 2010.
Being a huge New Year's geek (seriously – it's my very favorite holiday), I always like to take some time at the start of a new year to reflect. Now that I'm a parent, it's both harder to find that time, but more important that I do. Ironic, no? My single biggest goal for 2011 is to be a more mindful parent. To be present, in the moment. To not be distracted by worry, or all the stuff that creeps into our lives. I can't believe how fast these three years have flown past…and already I can see the little boy my baby is becoming. I want to enjoy every moment I can, with both of my boys.
That said, I know I'm a happier mum when I'm also taking care of myself. At least a wee little bit. For me, that means eating healthy, waging a war on wrinkles, getting in shape, and being able to throw on some clothes (quickly!!) that make me look and feel good. That's it. That's all I'm askin'.
In reality, I'm slowly losing my war on wrinkles (despite the fact that it IS a recurring resolution each year LOL), I haven't worked out consistently in three years, and dressing around the postpartum pooch is, most mornings, an exercise in despair. Which is why I've worn the same outfit every day for the last six weeks. (Giving new meaning to the lyrics, "if you want to destroy my sweater". I do. I really, really do.)
However. All we can do is try. So for the next few weeks, we'll let you in on our new favorite war-on-wrinkle products (one is like sleep in a jar, I swear!!), the workout plan I might try and follow (how's that for wishy-washy?), a postpartum playlist to get your buns movin', a scary health-nut product that I SWEAR will help evade the flu, and enough style inspirations and how-tos to make getting dressed and out of the house THAT. MUCH. EASIER. Cause we can't fix the I DON'T WANNA WEAR BOOOOOOOOOOOOOTS or last-minute blowout issues, but a postpartum pooch or a skinny jean conundrum? Now THAT we can help with.
But here's what we want from you: Your style resolutions. Is this the year you are finally going to embrace skinny jeans? Is this the year you want to rock a moto boot? A belt? Or has it been so long that you are just looking for a place to start?
Personally, I need to embrace my current shape and clean out my closet. I need to find a handful of outfits that disguise the pooch and allow for babywearing (which I'll share with you). I need to find a cute winter hat (any suggestions?) and loungewear that doesn't make me feel so frumpy.
And, according to my mom, I need to start taking calcium.
So Happy New Year, Mamas!! Thank you all for your support in 2010! We are just so excited to see what 2011 brings – so let us know what you want to see!
ps. We still haven't forgotten about belts. It's on our editorial calendar for 2011 – promise!!!