December 29, 2013

An Apology, a Resolve, and a Plea

Let me start first with an apology...I realize it's been two months since I've posted anything.  I really haven't abandoned you all; I just needed to focus my attention on my family and the upcoming holidays.  That being said, now that the holidays are over, I may not go back to posting twice a week like I did before.  It was becoming a little overwhelming to find an interesting topic, and the time to properly research it, then write a post about it.  As I've said before, the good life should be simple and stress-free.  I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to churn out regular blog posts, and it was becoming not such a good life...or rather, not such a good wife and mom.

With that in mind, for the upcoming new year I am going to resolve to live the good life.  I will review what I do & why I do it, and make the changes necessary to get the most out my life.  I'm sure there are some things that I need to put more effort & time into, and other things that I need to let go of.  Join me in the good life in 2014.  What changes can you make in your life to reduce your stress and increase your enjoyment?  How can you simplify your life?

My final thought for this post is a plea.  As we are taking a look at various aspects of our life for the start of the new year, we have realized that our daughter has reached a new maturity level.  She is a tween.  One of the many changes that comes with that is a desire to watch older tv shows.  It didn't take long for my husband and me to realize that most of the popular shows aimed at tweens just aren't what we want her to watch.  Many of them are filled with sassy attitudes and disrespect for others, specifically parents.  I'm looking for suggestions.  Actually, I'm begging you, please help us stop the tv wars.  What shows do your older children watch?  What shows have you found where the characters are actually decent to each other?