Happy New Year!

A new year is upon us, 2016. This last year went by too quickly, as proof, #3 decided to turn 9 month old this last weekend! Oy vey where does the time go? His check up was great. I love our pediatrician, Dr. Sarah Little. Frog snorts (AJ’s nickname for #3) was born at a healthy weight and still is healthy, only on the lower end of the scale. Dr. Little assures us he is on his own curve and steadily growing. As his food provider I can guarantee you this kid eats! Nine months old, 16lbs 14oz and he is 28 inches long! When she checked his hips “Wow do you see that!?” She was referring to how stiff and strong his hips and muscles have become. This happens when a baby is ready to walk. Did I mention NINE MONTHS! He is grabbing and walking along furniture all day long, so when he does take that first step it will not be a surprise.   For comparison (I know not all kids are the same) #1 (now 15) started walking around 15 months, with #2 taking her first steps around 18 months. Now of course I can’t keep either of them down and #3 is soon to follow!

My goal (resolution, improvement, or whatever other word you wish to use) for this year is to have a cleaner home. No I do not expect to have a magazine picture home I have little ones! I do expect everything to have a place and a place for everything. Being a slight pack rat does damage to my closet and storage space. As such I am decluttering, cleaning up, and cleaning out.  Many of you may have heard of the Konmari method. I have not read the book but have gleaned some information on other blogs and from friends who have read the book. One of the biggest pieces of advice I find myself using is tackling it all at once. Usually when I clean I will move from room to room cleaning as I walk around. This is great but I never end up with a completely clean house. I will write a more detailed post later but after spending only one day purging my room I feel I have cleared so much from my home and mind. As a bonus, I donate items where they can and will be used by those who are in need. Win-win in my book!

What are some of your resolutions to improve yourself this year? Do you have one big goal for the year or several small short term goals? Tell me about them, I’d love to hear what 2016 has in store for you!