8 Resolutions to Keep for 2019

1.) Pray About Everything

Worrying about everything and depending on myself for answers, decisions, and resolutions in 2018 didn’t work out so well. SO in 2019 let’s put our fear and worry to the side and pray about everything that is on our hearts and minds !

2.) Spend More Time with Family

Family is so important and as I look back on my younger days I wish I could go back in time and spend more time with those who will be a constant in my life instead of those who are just seasonal. In 2019 make more plans with the fam such as; dinner, movie nights, game nights, and even make simple phone calls to family members!

3.) Invest in Yourself

Invest love, care, and time in yourself. Do things that make you happy ! Take time to relax with a good book, indulge in your favorite meals, get your nails and hair done, buy some new perfume, or purchase an amazing lip stick, you deserve it ! We change a lot from year to year so, Don’t be afraid to spend alone time with YOU learning the YOU of 2019!

4.) HOBBIES!!!

New Year New Hobby ! Or maybe New Year Same Hobby! Either way find a new hobby that brings you satisfaction or rekindle your love for your old hobby and dive yourself into that activity and love it and use it as your escape goat when 2019 gets tough !

5.) Be Kind and Love More

In a world full of negativity, hate, judgement, and mean gestures be the change. Be more kind this year to everyone you meet. Always put yourself in other peoples shoes or remember you do not know what they are going through! Love people through 2019 and be kind to others as you expect them to be kind to you !

6.) Work on Your Physical Health

Physical health is important after all this is the only body you get Right or Right?! Eat cleaner, take those daily walks, get a skin care routine, attend annual checkups, and avoid toxic materials. Let 2019 be the year you finally kick those health resolutions in the hiney!

7.) Take Care of Your Mental Health

Everyone has STUFF they have gone through, dealt with, and even done that has caused some anger, sadness, or mood swings. Being mentally healthy is nothing you should neglect ! Mental Health is IMPORTANT! Journal, seek counsel, find solitude, take a personal day from work, go on vacation, ask for medication, and cut those unhealthy relationships that only bring you down out of your life ! Let 2019 be the year you say “I choose to be mentally well!”

8.) Consistency

Let 2019 be the year you are consistent in everything you do and in all of your resolutions! Let this year be the year you are a consistent wife, mom, family member, friend, student, employee, house keeper, hobbiest, health nut, and kind person !

Blythe’s 2 Cents

Think back to this time last year and think about the resolutions you neglected and the list above ! If you stick to your resolutions this year and apply the 8 resolutions I have decided to add to my list as well, think about what your life will look like January 1st 2020! 2019 it’s your year!!! You ladies be the rockstar women that you are !!!! Go kick this year’s hiney!!!! And remember to be thankful and grateful for another year around the sun to enjoy this beautiful planet and all of Gods creation ! Another year is a blessing that is neglected to many enjoy 2019 and make it worth it !

From my family to yours Happy 2019!!!!

 

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10 Fun Things to do with Your Baby during Christmas

I became a mom in August and once the holidays started approaching I was so excited to do all things holiday with my beautiful baby boy . I could hardly control my excitement. When Halloween came and Striker slept through his ENTIRE first trunk or treat experience I thought OH CRAP!!!! I got home and realized he is too little to enjoy the holidays but he is here and I can’t be THAT mom that doesn’t do jack squat with their baby! SO I thought to myself even though he is too little to understand what is going on and too little to enjoy kid events that doesn’t mean me and the hubs can’t enjoy HIM during the holidays!!! After all the holiday is a time of joy, thanksgiving, and love and babies fit in all 3 of those categories. SO we started doing little things that are fun for us to enjoy with him during this holiday season and we are LOVING it !!!

1.) Dress Your Baby in Holiday Clothes

Every morning change your baby out of their PJs and put them in something festive ! Even if you do not have a ton of holiday clothes, pick holiday colors ! Dress your stud muffin or darlin Princess in red , green, gold, silver, and plaids ! Onesies with holiday graphics and quotes are also a lot of fun and aren’t bad on your wallet either !

2.) Read A Christmas Book to Your Baby

Here is an excuse to go to Target incase you are like me and you look for any and all reasons to make a daily Target run ! Take your baby to your favorite store and pick out a new Christmas book or even a few new Christmas books and read the Christmas book to them everyday. They will begin to recognize the book, the colors are wonderful, and plus it’s pretty fun to create a Santa voice !

3.) Watch Kids Christmas Movies

NO our babies do not stay up for an entire movie and NO they do not know what is being said or what is going on during the movie. BUT the music, the movement, and the colors in Christmas movies keep their eyes opened a little longer and keeps the Christmas spirit high in your house hold ! You may notice your baby is partial to one movie and it grabs their attention more than the others it’s ok to play that one for them everyday (after this Christmas season me and the hubs will know ever line from the Grinch). After all you know they are enjoying it !

4.) Christmas NickNames

Pick out a Christmas nickname for your bundle of holiday cheer and call her/him that anytime you think of it ! Pick out a name like; Reindeer, Frosty, Santa, Elf, Grinch, Rudolf, Snowball, or anything else that reminds you of Christmas! It is not only fun for you but other family members start to catch on and start calling the baby by the Christmas nickname too !

(Striker is obviously SANTA!)

5.) Baby’s 1st Christmas Ornament

Make the picking out of your baby’s first Christmas ornament special. Take the baby with you , do it on a special date night with dad, or make it a surprise for dad! Pick a specific night when it’s just you, dad, the baby, and any other family members you want there to hang the baby’s first Christmas ornament!

6.) Take Your Cutie to see Santa !!

Though your cute baby will not know who Santa really is or what is going on they will love his RED suit and love looking at something and someone new. It’s also a great time to get a family photo and a baby’s 1st photo with Santa !

7.) Go Christmas Shopping

Set aside a day just for mom, dad, and baby to go Christmas shopping for everything baby !!! This will allow for both parents to get excited for Christmas giving ! After all this is your first year in your new role as SANTA (if you choose to do Santa). It will be a fun family outing for everyone and if your lucky it will cause a great nights sleep!!!

8.) Go See a Show

Once again our bundles of Christmas cheer will not really understand what is going on BUT babies love colors and they love music !! Attend a kid friendly Christmas play, light show, Santa’s Workshop, or a church Christmas program. They will be amazed at all of the lights , colors, dancing, music, and more !

9.) A Christmas Photo Shoot

It is baby’s 1st Christmas and lets be honest did you really celebrate it if you didn’t do a Christmas photo shoot and post the photos on Social Media ???!!! You can choose to hire a professional or set up your own in home mini photo shoot !!! Whatever works best for baby and budget either way you will be glad you have some fun pictures of your beautiful baby’s first Christmas!

10.) Celebrate this season with Family

You have a new baby and every close family member is dying to get time loving on your little one ! Your baby is literally the center of attention and everyone’s world right now !!! am I right or am I right !?!? Give them as much time as you can to enjoy this present with you during the season of celebration! Allow family to join in on your baby’s first Christmas! Have family members join you at shows, come to your home for visits, make special plans to go out to eat, go see the new Grinch in theaters, make the baby’s Christmas list for them, invite them over to do gingerbread houses, or have them come help you decorate! Find a way to get your family involved for your baby’s first Christmas! Make it a Christmas worth remembering for everyone !!

Blythe’s 2 Cents!

Moments are precious and your baby’s firsts are even more precious. This Christmas will be a Christmas you will always remember so make the best of it! No matter what is going on in your life, no matter how great, bad, or chaotic life may be with a new baby make this Christmas the best you can for yourself, your baby, and your family ! Do whatever it takes to get your Christmas spirit high and have some fun. But most importantly remember the real reason for the season, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. If you fail to do anything else this Christmas take the time out to tell and teach your little one the real reason we celebrate not because of presents, Santa, food, or family that is just the perks of Christmas. Your little miracle may not understand now what you are saying but start their first Christmas out the right way by installing into their heart and soul the real meaning of Christmas. The real reason for Christmas is to set this time aside to recognize the birth of the one who gave it all to save us all. From my little family to yours Merry Christmas!!!!

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