Thursday, February 2, 2012

Resolutions: A month in...

If you recall, my New Year's Resolution this year is something like - being a better wife, mom, a better everything.  To be a little more specific, though it's still vague, I'm coming at it from a "you can only change yourself" attitude, working toward being really, really awesome and thus attracting the same.  For example, being my best Mom-self means happier kids, which benefits me which then benefits them, etc.

So the most wonderful opportunity fell into my lap recently.  It is a year-long program that addresses my resolution PERFECTLY.  It's called Evolve, and it is put on by Carrie Contey, parenting guru of Austin.  Check out  She is amazing.  I seriously became a better parent after watching just one video.  I am so excited to delve into this.  It explores parenting, partnerhood, personhood, and prosperity.  The prosperity aspect addresses the perceptions we (subconsciously often) hold about money and how to pass healthy attitudes about money to our children.  The rest is pretty self explanatory.  What I really love about Carrie is that she teaches you how to slow down, connect with your children and partner, and enjoy life.  I am so excited about this.  Eric is a little wary, but lucky for me, he is willing and open-minded.  I can't wait to see what 2012 brings for our family.

Oops!  I forgot to put what I've actually been doing.  I started running semi regularly.  It gives me some alone time whether I'm pushing a stroller or not.  It feels good to be exercising again rather than just lifting weights kids.  Taking care of myself definitely has a positive impact on my parenting.  We also had a date night in January.  Yay!  It's so nice to enjoy a peaceful meal with Eric.  Aah!  And I've been putting extra effort into planning educational and fun activities for Everett.  It'll be so fun when Pax is old enough to join us!  This morning we had a fun time fingerpainting. 

Some Awesome Workout Buddies
Do you think he'll be accepted to Hogwarts?
You wouldn't believe me if I told you he was hesitant at first.


  1. Carla, thanks for the nudge! I am so excited to start the Evolve journey with you and other fellow Yoga Mammas. I've been mulling over some similar resolutions, too, even before the Evolve thing came up. Ah, it's gonna be sweet. Good night!