Happy Holiday, ladies! I hope that the presents are wrapped, the kids are behaving and that you’re having a cocktail as a reward for all of your holiday magic-making.
In lieu of that, I hope that you’ve grabbed a sufficient amount of chocolate (or gummy bears, in my case) from your secret stash, you’ve locked the bathroom door and you’re enjoying a few stolen minutes Facebook.
Um, do you even have to ask which scenario is happening in my house?
Anyway, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for joining me in all of the Momsanity this year—for helping to provide a great, judgment-free zone for all of us, for making me laugh out loud on a daily basis, and for being there to offer your support and advice. I hope that you’ve had as much fun as I’ve had, and I really look forward to hearing more from all of you in the new year.
You may have noticed some changes around here during the past month. Momsanity had a little nip, tuck and redesign, which I hope provides a more user-friendly reading experience. I’ve also been introducing more posts with practical tips and useful info, like how to say no to your kids without actually saying no and a list of holiday dangers that you need know about to keep your kids safe over the next few days. (Check that one out now if you haven’t already!) I’d love to hear from all of you about you’d like to see here as well.
And in the new year, there will be a new Momsanity book! I’m really excited about it, but more on that later.
Right now, I want to take a breath and wish you, well, everything. Everything you want—for your children, for your families and yourselves. For the next few days, as you try to finish making everything perfect for your little ones, I also want to wish you…
• A calm, peaceful day with your in-laws, where there’s no talk of politics or judgments about your parenting.
• Children who sleep past 5:30 a.m.
• Meltdown-free days and nights for the rest of 2016.
• Helpful elves and/or significant others who not only do what you ask them to do but who also anticipate what those things are.
• Cuddles, smooches, childlike wonder and all sorts of holiday magic.
• Cookies, Cheetos and cocktails. Because we’ll all need actual magic for every item on this list to actually happen.
Enjoy, relax and, above all, have fun! And I look forward to a wonderful 2017 with all of you!