Looking back, moving forward

iStock_000021451679_ExtraSmallHappy New Year!

As you head into the new year, may you reflect on all that 2012 was to you. The good, the bad, and the simply amazing.

May the New Year bring you and your loved ones much love, good health, kindness, laughter, and open doors leading to exciting new adventures.

I’ll be surrounded by family just as it should be on this New Year’s Eve.

Thank you for coming here to read, comment, and share your own parenting and children’s health stories and experiences.

I love writing. I  love being a pediatrician. A wife. A mom. And I certainly love sharing it all here with you…..parenting triumphs and pitfalls included.

I’ve never been much of a resolution maker but I sure do believe in fresh starts and re-evaluating priorities.

Topping my list for 2013 are getting enough sleep, committing to regular date night with my husband, saying Yes more than No when it comes to my kids’ impromptu requests for making bird feeders or conducting science experiments; but more than anything I aim to worry less, do more, and steal away time to really enjoy the small moments.

Here’s to a wonderful 2013.

Make it what you want it to be.

What are your resolutions, goals, or shifting of priorities for 2013?

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3 Responses to Looking back, moving forward
  1. Katherine
    January 1, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    These are wonderful. I need to do these same things. Especially the not saying no. It’s changed to “hold on, maybe later, or not right now” all of which basically mean no. I need to just say yes!

  2. Sherri
    January 1, 2013 | 9:55 pm

    Perfectly written! I love how you wear so many hats, yet seem to enjoy each and every one. I cherish the fact that we were able to get to know each other better this year through our LTYM experience! Miss you, and hope to see you in 2013!

  3. Nina
    January 5, 2013 | 10:10 am

    Just wanted to tell you that I was going through the LTYM archives (for inspiration as I write a piece to submit for the Twin Cities show). Anyway, I was really moved by yours and you did such a beautiful job reading it.

    Thanks for the inspiration! Nina