Jan 21, 2014

So I know I have touched on New Year's Resolutions already, but I really wanted to go in depth because don't you all want to hear about my resolutions?  Wink wink.  Snort snort.  And yes, a few weeks late to the party, but don't we need to really let these ideas marinate before we move them onto the resolution stage?

One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2014 is to stop yelling at my kids.  I loathe yelling at my children.  I don't yell very much, but I raise my voice a lot, often just to make myself heard over them.  It makes them feel bad (sometimes, if they are actually paying attention) and it makes me feel really bad.  This really came to mind when I read this article: Things I Learned When I Stopped Yelling  Kids can be frustrating sometimes and they tend to not listen, but actions speak louder than words and I need to remember to take a deep breath and have some more patience. 

I have also resolved to be my healthiest this year and try to drag my family along with me.  It is HARD to get kids to eat healthy!  Anyone else with me on this?  While Josh and I are both gluten free (most of the time) and I am clean eating my way to my goal weight, there are a lot of unhealthy food choices made at our house.  I want to find new ways to feed my kids vegetables and get them to enjoy making healthy food choices.  I realize this is going to be a huge struggle because they are kids and I can barely get them to eat Cheerios.  It's worth a shot though, right?

My last, and biggest goal for the year is to live more simply.  I'm going through all of our rooms and donating or throwing out things we don't need.  I don't know how, but we have acquired so much "stuff."  It is just everywhere.  My new rule is if it hasn't been worn or used in a year then it goes.  I plan on having a heavily edited and loved closet too, because, well, duh!  Aren't fewer nice things better than a million junky things?  I have managed to tear through our kitchen and most of my closet so far.  I'm currently working on making our play room (see below) back into the dining room it was intended for.  My husband thinks I'm a lunatic.  He will change his tune when he sees how neat and organized this house can be!  I have already made a nice dent in this goal luckily and just need to keep myself on track!  My new motto is going to be one in then one out (for every item we bring in, in theory, we should be getting rid of an item.)  

So there you have it!  If I put it out there then it will have a greater chance of resonating with me throughout the year and therefore I will be more likely to stick to it!  Thanks for listening/reading friends!



  1. I so need organization in my life! I am last when it comes to closets (sigh)!


    1. If I lived closer I would help! Just try it all on first :)

  2. Great goals! I'm too trying to go through stuff I don't need. Deck uttering is such a great feeling!

  3. Hey Lindsay, I'm trying to nominate you for an award, can you e-mail me your e-mail address?


  4. Your closet is so organized! I love deep cleaning and getting rid of the clutter.

  5. These are great resolutions!! I love the live more simply- we really need to adopt that philosophy in our house. I feel like we have so much stuff everywhere. I read that article about yelling at kids and I think it's a great read- I don't yell at Miller yet b/c he's too young but I yell at our dog all the time and I know that can't be a good example for Miller so I'm trying my hardest stop doing it but it's hard.


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