I love the holidays. They really help get your priorities straight. Like how it’s important to take time away from work to spend with your family. And how no matter how much I love my family, I do not love them enough to go to Costco on the weekend before Thanksgiving or Christmas. “Sorry, sweetie, we don’t have a ham this year. Who’s up for Christmas day grilled cheese? I’ll draw a Santa on it with ketchup. Wait, hold on, I better see if we have ketchup before I promise that…”
People put so much pressure on babies to learn things, and on parents to teach them. It’s hardly enough anymore for your child to just be doing all the normal developmental things, if they aren’t also doing something extra, it can feel like you really aren’t preparing them for life. Supposedly, babies are great at learning languages – their brains are little sponges. People say, “You’re bilingual, you should teach your baby Spanish at an early age!”
I like to start my yearly workout recommitment in the fall. I find it helps me get through the holidays without gaining too much weight, also, I can feel 3 months’ superior to all those posers who start their workouts in January.
The first time in a new gym often comes with a complimentary session with a trainer. It’s a fun way to really dig into your personal workout goals and challenges with a perfect stranger who is so in shape, you’ll wonder how she has time to get that amazing manicure in between doing nothing but working out and eating kale. Maybe the manicurist comes to her while she’s on the stationary bike, and she drinks her kale smoothies out of one of those beer hats with the straws?