Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

How's that resolution coming along?

It’s rare that I make New Year’s Resolutions.  It’s not that I think I’m perfect the way I am; far from that.  It’s just that I’m not the “driven” kind of person who constantly seeks to improve myself and my world.  Sure if I could wave a magic wand and have a spotless, organized home; a body that could grace any fitness magazine; speak a foreign language fluently it would be great!  Then of course there would be no need for resolutions.  But I’m happy & content and not stressed about trying to change a million things by January 31st.  It would appear that many people who make ‘em, break ‘em.  I don’t judge…  since I have commited myself to not “resolve” in the first place.  I don’t believe in setting myself up for failure!

What if you didn’t make any resolutions this year but now you’re feeling pressured into changing something about yourself?  Everyone around you is talking about their new Zumba class, complaining about the price of nicotine patches, or listening to Rosetta Stone CD’s on their lunch break.  You feel like you want to contribute something to the conversations AND to yourself.  “Self acceptance and self love” might sound like a tall order, but how about trying it?  It’s not often I hear people listing “like myself more” as their top to-do for the new year.

Today is January 13th.  I don’t think we’re that much different that our friends across the pond.  Which means we’ve got 11 days to go ‘til our willpower fades into the background and our old habits didn’t even have a chance to die hard.  Where will you be on “Fail Friday?”

There is a bright side to all of this.  If you haven’t made resolutions but want to, OR if you’re already discouraged because you’ve pretty much broken every promise…   don’t despair!  Spring is right around the corner.

Here’s to a happy & healthy 2014 with or without anything being “new and improved.”  


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