Bringing in 2016

I am often indifferent to the New Year, or at least do not give it much thought since I have never been big on resolutions.  Aside from a few years ago when I resolved to wash the makeup off my face every single night no self made promises have actually stuck.  But, I always resolve to be a better me and this year is no different.

As I sit with my Chianti in front of the fire, my twin boys all snuggled in bed, I am more emotional than usual and looking forward to this coming year with an excitement I’ve not had in the past.

2015 was a year of self-discovery and changes for me; primarily centered around providing the best life possible for myself and my family.  I don’t mean this in a monetary way, but in a wholesome way.  Clean eating, natural rememdies, organic living, the works.  I learned so much and look forward to continuting my education and sharing my knowledge with the World.

I have not focused on myself much in 3 years, not since the New Years Eve leading into 2013 when I came home leaving my boys in the NICU.  It has been about them, not that this will change, but I need to make the time to care for myself to be a better mom to them.  I am going to work on balancing my hormones, managing my PCOS and Endometriosis that have been rearing their ugly heads in such an uncivilived manner as of late, and make it a point to get to the gym more than once a week.  I am going to continue to clean out this house that is so full of unnecessary clutter and unused things.  Less has quickly been becoming more in my world.

December is a hectic month in our house, as it is in many.  But on top of the usual holiday craziness my husband litterally doesn’t have a day off from Thanksgiving until right before Christmas.  Tis the life of a chef!  We always fall off our meal planning and I never ever make it to the gym so I am looking forward to embracing both of those in a regular fasion once again. (I will most likely be hitting up the gym tomorrow morning because I am just craving it!)  If you have not tried weekly meal planning yet, I highly recomend it.  Maybe make it one of your resolutions because it is not only good for you, it’s good for your pocket book too.  I will do a few blogs giving tips and suggestions in the coming weeks!

Of course I will be delving further into my passion of organic and nontoxic living and sharing information with all of you.  GMO’s, food dyes, chemicals, and all things related have no business in our food, personal care, or home care products and I look forward to continuing the fight against them and teaching others to live a healthful, organic lifestyle.

I’m looking foward to more work with the Feed the Need committee and giving back and helping others, because there’s nothing like it.

And of course, READING!  I can never get enough of it!

I look forward to sharing 2016 with you.  Sharing knowledge, laughter,  conversation and love.  I wish you the best in the coming year and hope you will also strive to give this coming year the best you possible!

P.S.  Looks like 2016 will also bring about some potty training for a set of twins, things are likely to be interesting!

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