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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My New Years Resolutions for 2012

I woke up this morning to see my Huffington Post editors approved of my 10 Tips for Being a Happy Mommy in 2012 despite the fact I encourage sex with strangers and laughing at other people's expense (Thank you HUFFPO for your good sense of humor).

To see my 10 Tips just click here.

Writing this article made me think about my resolutions for for 2012.  I tend to shy away from resolutions because I inevitably break them before January is over.  (CLICK HERE to read my friend Jennifer Brandt's article on Lifetime Moms about Resolutions She's Already Ruined - it's fantastic.) 

So I thought I would write down some of my resolutions here that I am really seriously going to try to keep.  Feel free to check in on me throughout the year and see if I'm following through.  This year, I'm really giving these all I've got:

1)  WRITE THAT F*CKING NOVEL! (Damn!  I just blew my "no more potty mouth" resolution.)  I've been 30 pages in for 2 years and it's time to sh*t or get off the pot.

2) Have "Family Night" once a week.  Whether it's cooking dinner together, game night, or just going to a movie, I really want to make sure we all are together for at least ONE evening a week.  Izzy is going to be 13 next year and I'm pretty sure she'll be leaving skid marks out the door by then so I better enjoy it while I can.

3)  Take better care of my teeth.  I floss every day and brush religiously, but I HATE going to the dentist!  Unfortunately, I really should go every 6 months.  I'm going to call the dentist today.  Or tomorrow. 

4)  Get a divorce.  It's been 4-1/2 years since my husband and I split and it's time to make it official.  I'm not looking forward to this.  Not because we're getting back together.  We aren't.  But this final step is just really, really hard and I'm terrified.  Scared of what it means to be on my own; taking care of three kids by myself, being in charge of my own money and not having him there to "save" me - which he is still really good at.  He's my "security blanket."   But I need to do this.  He needs to do this.  I owe it to my boyfriend.  He owes it to his girlfriend.  And we really owe it to each other.  To allow each other to move on with their lives and find happiness.  Yes.   I'm going to do this by the end of 2012. 

5).  Eat more fish.

Who thinks I can make it?

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