MOM ON THE STREET
Welcome to “Mom on the Street” (ya know, like “Man on the Street”). Each month, we’ll be asking
moms just like you for a slice of their sage advice, insider tips or tried-and-true wisdom in the hopes
that their unique brand of mothering inspires, assuages, calms, strengthens and even amuses you.
|This month's question:||What's your New Year's resolution?|
Amanda Garner is a PharmD and founder of Mom’s
Cheryl Fenton is a freelance magazine writer who has covered beauty, health and fashion in both national and local publications, including Glamour, US Airways, Boston Common and Cooking Light magazines. She recently celebrated the first-year anniversary of her site EasyPeasyBlog.com, which gives busy women (moms included) beauty, fashion, life and style tips, all in record time. Here's what this Boston mother of one has to say:
“I always pick a serious resolution, but this year I’m picking a fun one—to go see more live music. My husband and I were huge music fans before we had our daughter. We still are! These days, whenever we have date night, we feel pressure to have tons of grown-up conversation over an expensive dinner, not go to concerts where we can't talk. But there’s nothing wrong with grabbing a quick bite and then heading off to a night where we let someone else do the talking (or singing, should I say). We can be just as ‘connected’ while rocking out, since it’s one of the passions that we share. I think it’s about time we reconnect with our former concert-going selves and seek out some great shows in 2011. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see some old faves and check out a few new ones. All the world’s a stage! Except this year, we’ll be in the audience.”
Lyss Stern is the founder and president of Divalysscious Moms (www.divamoms.com), the premier network and event company for the New York area’s well-heeled and fabulous moms. Lyss is also the co-author of If You Give a Mom a Martini…100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself. Here's what this New York mother of two has to say:
"My New Year’s resolution is to reduce clutter in my apartment and office. Getting rid of clutter will not only reduce the amount of cleaning I need to do, but it will also help me to feel more relaxed and calm. Getting rid of piles of mail, dishes around the sink, shoes and bags near the entry, and stuff in the many other little areas that clutter accumulates can reduce my stress. I will also feel better when visitors stop by unexpectedly, and there will be less last-minute scrambling to find a place to shove the clutter.
And my second New Year's resolution is to get more sleep. Go to bed early. Sleep in. Take a short nap during the day if I can. Getting more sleep (but not oversleeping) will help me feel fresh and focused."