New Year’s Resolutions

Is anyone else having trouble believing we are in the last few days of 2017?! This year flew by and to be honest, I’m a little sad to see it end. 2017 was a year of ups and downs, but with that came a lot of growth and learning, and exciting new opportunities. I’m excited to see what 2018 will bring.

With the new year comes New Year’s Resolutions. I love to spend some time on New Year’s Eve really thinking about my goals and what I want to accomplish in the coming year. Creating those resolutions is always so exciting – I feel so motivated and energized, like I can do anything. And I hold onto that feeling for the first few weeks, maybe even a month or two, but then it starts to taper off…sound familiar?

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Blissful Bedtime Yoga Sequence

While this time of year is fun and exciting, I think us mamas also find there is a certain level of stress that comes along with it. We are so busy making sure everyone is going to find what they asked for under the tree, baking for the classroom and holiday parties, attending school plays and recitals, it can be really easy to forget to take care of ourselves. Who else finds that the stresses from the day hit hardest right at bedtime? As soon as I close my eyes and lay my head down, my mind goes into overdrive – making lists and remembering all of the things I should have gotten done during the day, but didn’t get to.

When I feel the stresses from the day are going to affect my sleep, I have a bedtime yoga sequence that I turn to. This yoga sequence can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes, or more if you choose to spend more time in the poses, but even after 5 minutes I’ve found the tension is released from my mind and body, and I can go on to enjoy a peaceful slumber.

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The Lemonade Stand Cookbook

Get inspired with The Lemonade Stand Cookbook by Kathy Strahs!

This is not your typical book. It has a gorgeous layout with fantastic lemonade stand drink recipes, baked good recipes, craft ideas and a list of ways to make your lemonade stand a success. After seeing the amazing tips and beautiful photos you will want to set up a stand right away, I know we did.

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News 12- Dinosaur Fun

Kids of all ages and adults love dinosaurs!

These sensory activities will keep the kids busy and happy for hours.

These activities are fun to make for a rainy day or to use when playing outside.

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News 12- Indoor Fun

Turning things around the house into indoor fun.

Anne and Elizabeth show you how fun a rainy day can be.

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News 12- Crafty with Shells and Rocks

Getting crafty with your nature walk treasures!

It is Summer time and living on Long Island we love going toward the water and beach combing for shells and rocks. Once you collect them you can turn those tiny treasures into beautiful works of art.

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