\r\nAfter becoming a parent the idea of resolutions naturally shifted. I started to make resolutions that were entirely child directed. It’s so easy to put your whole self into being a parent and forget about the things that bring YOU happiness, light, space, enjoyment, and new growth. I do believe that giving yourself a little attention makes you feel better about yourself …….which will in turn make you a better parent. Everyone needs to be nourishment, including YOU!\r\nThis year when writing my resolutions I made 2 sets. 1 list for ME and one for MAMA. Here is what I am doing for me…..It’s not to late to make a list for you!\r\n1. MAKE more \u0026gt;\u0026gt; This year I want to go to more knitting nights with friends, take a class at Double Dutch and Smokey Road Press….. and make more in general…..Maybe ever learn something new.\r\n2. EXERCISE regularly \u0026gt;\u0026gt; Last year I put myself on a schedule and life got crazy during the holidays… I want to get back on my YOGA schedule and Trapeze too!\r\n3. Put LOCAL and SMALL first \u0026gt;\u0026gt; I really do a good job eating, shopping, and supporting local and small online businesses. This year I want to do even better. I know it may cost a little more, but it is an investment in my community.\r\n4. PRINT more photos \u0026gt;\u0026gt; I am a photographer and I do not print photos. When Maypop was born a friend jokingly said “don’t let your child turn into a jpeg.” Well I did, I have not printed a single photo of her.\r\n5. READ more \u0026gt;\u0026gt; I read plenty books…..usually four each night. Time to pick up a chapter book and read one for me.\r\n6. COOK more \u0026gt;\u0026gt; Make a meal plan and grocery lists to help me with this!\r\n7. CLEAN and organize more \u0026gt;\u0026gt; Pick one room a day to tend to.\r\n8. DATE NIGHT \u0026gt;\u0026gt; Go on 1 date night a month. It’s so easy to say… babysitters, dinner, and movies cost too much, lets just stay home. Don’t forget the importance of relationships, they are work!\r\n9. BLOG more \u0026gt;\u0026gt; I have been slacking on my family blog…. This is a good way to share photos with friends and family afar. Need to get back on it.\r\n10. Use a Calendar \u0026gt;\u0026gt; Put it all on the calendar so I can stick to it!\r\nWhew, I am excited about 2014. Gonna let the LIGHT and COLOR in! Who is gonna join me?