Do you have things from your childhood that you like to share with your children?
I remember when I was little and my dad would read "Ladybug and Dog and the Night Walk" to my sister and me. I loved that book! And even more, I loved that time with my dad. It was so special to have him sit on the floor by my bed and read.
And now I'm so thankful that I get to share this fun little book with my kids. They know it's one of my favorites!
What are some special things from your childhood that you now share with your kids?
I’m really not one to make New Year’s Resolutions. I like to work on improving myself year round. But I have in years past resolved to lose weight.
Well, this New Year rolled around and I find myself again wanting to resolve to lose weight. And then I hate that I’m becoming *that person,* the one who resolves every year to lose weight and never does. So, I’m not going to be that person! I’m making some new resolutions this year!
1. I resolve to create healthy habits.
My sister is going to be my workout accountability partner and we’re going to exercise three times a week. I’ve been following the Trim Healthy Mama diet, but I cheat way too much! This year I’m going to cut back my cheating to only one day a week. Yeah, I know, that’s still a lot, but it’s less than I have been doing!
2. I resolve to read one new book about birth each month.
I have a fantastic lending library for my clients! I’ve read a lot of them, but not all. So this year I’m setting a goal of reading one book a month. Between doula work, homeschooling, and housekeeping, I think that’s a realistic goal for me.
3. I resolve to write out a to-do list every weekday morning.
I find I get so much more work done when I write myself a realistic to-do list. Hopefully this will help me stay on top of laundry!
4. I resolve to read my Bible everyday.
I started last year doing well, but I fizzled out in December when I was supposed to be reading Revelation. I get a New Testament reading plan emailed to me from Bible Gateway, so I’m going to continue with that.
I think I have some realistic and measurable goals for myself this year. I’m excited!
Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?
Sarah Oldre, CD
I'm a birth doula and placenta encapsulator.