I've said it many times before, but I'm not a fan of New Years' resolutions. I feel that, if you want to change, you need to want it badly enough to start making changes immediately and not wait for the beginning of a new year/month/week/day to do it. I am, however, a great believer in starting off a new beginning/chapter on the right foot. To me there's just something powerful about exchanging "Next year/month/week/tomorrow I will do X, Y and Z" with "This morning/today I did X, Y and Z". Positive action trumps good intentions every time.
So, in line with this philosophy, we started out 2014 on the right foot: With a New Year's morning family walk (running needs to wait until I get the green light from my doctor 6 or 8 weeks after J's birth). Simple as that may sound, I just need to remind you of one thing: A wise man once said that couples with children face all kinds of unique challenges when leaving the house, like, for example, getting out the door. And, as a brand new mother of two, I can confirm that this is indeed true: With two small children, getting out the door officially takes as much time and energy as the actual intended activity itself, ha!
Plus I have a confession: I was really, really nervous about replacing one child and three dolls with two children in our new double stroller. I'm not really sure why, because the worst that can happen, is that both children can cry, causing us to turn back home, right? I guess I just really wanted things to go well.