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January Is Here…Again.

January is here…again and you are going to need to dip deep to plan for success this year. Crazy, isn’t it? It seems like it was just January 2016. Time flies and I have no clue where it went since I think everyone can agree that it really wasn’t a fantastic one. I can’t say that it was bad, as I know I had some really great time with my husband, kiddos, and friends. I just know that there were some nagging things that hung around and were more of like an annoyance when they decided to pop up. I know it happens and I know it will probably happen again this year. The thing that will change about it, is that I am going to bless it and release it. My dear friend Dana told me that phrase and I really am going to embrace it!

I am taking today to really seek my goals at the core. We all have nice general ideas of what we want…I want to lose 10 pounds….I want to eat better…I want to read more….and those are all great things! I believe when we want to make these things a success, we really need to look at them and find out what it will really take to make them happen and be successful! You need to dig deep. What exercises, days, and time are you going to do such activity? What are you going to cut out and add to you diet? Do you h ave recipes? What books are you going to read? I really think you need to dig deeper than just creating an idea of what you want.

I know for me today will involve a pencil, my planner, and the internet helping me make sure I am fully prepared to take off with a huge possibility of success. I want to really put my best foot forward. Today, my planning day, took a huge step by getting up and getting my husband prepared for work and showering. I think that when you get up and put yourself together you are going to be more successful than if you sit around in PJ’s. Not saying I don’t love hanging out in my PJ’s, I just know that I can start my day off with action.

What are your goals/resolutions/changes, that you want to make this year?   I have a few and I will be revealing them as I go this year. I can’t wait to share this journey with you!

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Random Stuff

Random stuff for you here….

Tomorrow is Friday, but today felt more like a Friday to me than a Thursday.

December 9th is coming fast.

December 5th is coming faster.

Trying to plan my next race isn’t as easy as it sounds.

I feel like I could use a coffee right now.

It is 8:12 pm.

Sales goals aren’t going to make themselves.

I love the ability to come up with a campaign that makes a client happy, and is fun to present.

I think I need to go stroll the aisles of an office supply store.

Stationary and pens make me happy.

My kids have tomorrow off, yet I still have to go to work.

I have a chocolate party tomorrow, book party, kids party, and a potential spa party between tomorrow and Saturday.

I am going to be busy.

I am going to miss Alaska.

I admit it.

I can’t wait for the beach.

I can’t wait to sweat.

I think this is all I have for now.

Not much – but it is something.

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New Baby Essentials

When you’re expecting your first child, it’s important to feel like you’re prepared. There are many necessary items which will ensure your baby is as healthy as possible – and you are as sane as possible – in their early stages of life.

You’ll need essential new born items like a baby walker, stroller, car seat – the list is endless! The following advice will hopefully give you some guidance for the first steps of getting prepared.

1)  Baby Clothes

It’s hard to know what size clothes are needed until your baby is born, but you’ll have to get a few pieces ready for when the baby arrives. Buy clothing that’s soft and durable, in styles such as a one-piece, t-shirts, leggings, sweaters and coats, socks, pyjamas and hats.

2) Diaper Kit

You’ll need around ten diapers a day, along with wipes, cream and a portable changing pad or towel to lay on changing tables.

3) Carrying Baby

If you want your baby close to you, you can buy a carrier or sling. If you’d like some storage, a stroller is the best and most efficient way to move around and carry as much stuff as possible. You’ll also need a safe car seat; some strollers are car seats and strollers combined!

4) Feeding

If your arms ache while feeding baby, a nursing pillow might be helpful: you can hold your baby while avoiding straining your shoulders. If you’re breastfeeding you might also need some cream to soothe your nipples, as it can be very sore for the first few weeks. It’s also essential to purchase burp cloths and bottles, a breast pump and formula if you’re not planning to solely breastfeed.

5) Entertainment

Pacifiers are great for soothing some babies; others aren’t too keen. You might want to get a bouncer seat to give your arms a break, or a play-mat to keep your baby entertained, along with a few toys and board books. Once baby starts to show an interest in standing, a baby walker can be a great toy, but be very careful with stairs.

6) Sleeping

You’ll need a crib or small bassinet, along with bedding and small blankets for covering and swaddling.

7) Baby’s Safety

Baby proofing will be necessary as soon as he or she is moving around. Baby monitors will help if you’re in a different room, and make sure you have a fully stocked first aid kit.

 

Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is an exciting and stressful time. Be sure to take it easy and have fun with getting ready for the big arrival.

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