The Year of Living Domestically

December 31, 2013

Ah 2013, how quickly you flew by…

It was a big year for me professionally – I launched my new business Ms Pixel in February after leaving a rather tumultuous past business, AND on the eve of my ahem 39th birthday, I started this blog which has been very cathartic and introduced me to an amazing community of bloggers.

By the fall, Both my kids were finally in school full time and I started to feel like I had just a teensy bit of that elusive balance of which we all seek plus the added of bonus of KID FREE grocery shopping during the week. I loved what I was doing, I got back into exercising a little more regularly (if only to balance the copious amounts of vino consumed) and managed a fairly complex kid activity calendar that could almost rival that of Claire Dunphy. Yay me!

But, sometimes change and busy-ness isn’t always a good thing. As my busy-ness increased, my boys got more out of sorts, we all weren’t eating well because of our busy schedules (and picky eaters), every day felt like a rush, and there was far too much screen time and not enough quality time being spent. Tantrums flared and nightmares increased along with the sodium and sugar (and wine) consumption. Not good.

Anxieties started to rear their ugly head in physical ways, important appointments were forgotten, and generally speaking, the ball was being dropped on the home front way too much.

So 2014 is changing all that – 2014 is going to be my year of living domestically and all the mis-adventures that will bring. More healthy cooking will be done, more games will be played and crazy schedules reduced. Hell, I may even learn to knit! So join me over the next few weeks as I post more about my plans for 2014  – the good, the bad and the ugly!

Happy New Year Everyone!


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  • Reply Heather December 31, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    cheers! and the best to you and your family.

  • Reply Megan Kennedy December 31, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Hope your 2014 plans all work out, I’m working on some but I’m finding small changes over time seem to be best for me.

    • Reply Christine January 9, 2014 at 10:10 am

      I think you might be right Megan…slow and steady wins the race right! 🙂

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