New Month. New Resolutions. New Book. (And a New Giveaway Winner)

I’m a cartoon! Sort of. I promise that I won’t make my entire blog a commercial for my new book. But, you know, it’s exciting, and I think that little bookmercial is just about the coolest thing ever. (I’m also simultaneously glad they didn’t make one for Coming Clean, because that would have been awkward). 

So, about that giveaway. Congratulations Cassie! (I’ll be emailing you momentarily) There were a lot of entries between the comments here and my social media platforms, and I basically kept a spreadsheet of each entry and then used a random number generator to choose a winner. Luckily, my publicist said she might be able to scavenge another tote bag. So, if you didn’t win this time, I’ll be hosting another giveaway soon—so stick around 😉

And now it’s time for our regularly scheduled new month’s resolutions. 

I, for one, am flabbergasted by how quickly this summer has passed. How is it already August?

My biggest resolution this month is to really enjoy this last month of full-time momming. You see, when I was pregnant with The Little Fella I just assumed that I’d be able to work part-time and mom full-time. I would write while he slept and mom while he was awake. Well, that just didn’t happen. He is a terrible sleeper, and I am not disciplined enough to work hard at random one hour intervals. Also, as he’s getting older he’s getting SMARTER— so smart—I can’t keep up with how much stimulation he needs on a daily basis—so we decided that he would go to a daycare three days a week starting in September so that I can work, and he can be exposed to new things and new people. I’m having a hard time with it emotionally, because no one will ever love my baby like I love my baby, but I’m also really excited to have some time for myself and my brain, and to start working steadily again. So this month, The Little Fella and I are going to swim and sightsee and beach and play at the water table for as long as his little heart desires. We’ll try new flavors of ice cream, go out for lunch with Gradma and Grandpa and practice our walking skills at the playground. 

My next goal is to get my office in office-y order. We’ve been in our new home for 4 months now and there’s still so much to organize and unpack. We’ve kind of lost momentum on that, but if I’m going to start September off ready to start working on another book and whatever articles come my way, I need an office space that’s conducive to legit work. 

The Fella helped me hang my favorite inspirational art on the wall next to my desk. Now I just need to get my desk in order. 


And finally, I’m resolving to start photographing my eats again. Not so much for the diet aspect, but for the actually caring about what I’m eating aspect. Today I had baked zucchini for lunch. I wanted to make a  protein and a carb to go with it, but I got so sidetracked by making a variety of food options for the dictatortot that I just didn’t have time for anything else. If I learned anything from my ruptured spleen and time in the hospital it is that I need to take as good care of myself as I do my family. A little accountability in the form of photos goes a long way. 

What are you resolving for August?

(If you’re new to my blog, I like to make new resolutions for each month, they feel way more manageable and achievable than the New Year variety)

  1. I’m resolving to have a green drink in the morning at least three or four times a week. By green drink, I mean grapes, parsley, escarole, cucumber, fresh mint, and whatever else looks good, in the nutribullet.

  2. I read Beautiful Bodies in one day. I loved it! Thank you for sharing your story. Your son is adorable.

  3. I just finished your book and it is awesome !! I was married to a hoarder who recently passed away and left me with his hoard. It’s been 10 months and all I have left to deal with is the garage. It’s been a painful yet productive purge these last month’s because I was able to get through some serious grieving and anger while cleaning.

    Since August is almost over, I will make a September resolution to make a plan for becoming a healthy person. I’m not pressuring myself to implement anything, I’m just going to start with a plan, and write it down.