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January 2015

The hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind you, and it is now time to sit back and reflect. What do you want to accomplish during 2015? Each new year is a new beginning, with lists of resolutions being made. But, before you think about abandoning those goals, Connecticut Parent Magazine is here to help. Start 2015 off on the right foot, and head in the right direction all year long!

Now is the time to Live Your Life’s Dream! Discover what you really want to do with your life and learn what steps you can take to achieve it. It won’t be easy, maybe even a little bit scary, but stepping out of your comfort zone will reap huge rewards! The top resolution on almost everyone’s list is getting fit and staying in shape. See how revamping your exercise routine can energize you, so this year will “work-out” just great!

What better way to start a new beginning than with a new baby! The annual birthing and maternity issue is filled with information to help you through pregnancy and beyond. Start with the Local Guide to Maternity Services and see what Connecticut hospitals offer in terms of their birthing facilities. Don’t put away your gym clothes for nine months! A moderate exercise routine and healthy diet will help you during your pregnancy, and even after the baby arrives! When your little one is born, life might not be exactly what you were expecting. If your experience goes beyond the baby blues, there are ways to help deal with postpartum depression. 

Kids and music seem to go hand-in-hand! When a song comes on, children just automatically move to the beat! You can encourage this impulse to dance by using movement and rhythm activities at home — fun for both you and your youngster! While the weather outside might be frightful, you can do some delightful crafts from the comfort of your home! And, as you watch the snow pile up outside, think warm thoughts and start planning now for summer activities and camps for your kids. Check out some great venues and see what programs your child will love. 

January is also the month to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. In this spirit, the Pequot Library has used the theme of freedom, and selected great books for your kids to enjoy. If you think nothing happens in January, you will be surprised to discover all the events taking place throughout Connecticut! Don’t miss the Family Fun Calendar to prevent a case of cabin fever this month!

All of us at Connecticut Parent Magazine wish you and yours a very Happy New Year filled with new and exciting adventures!

 

 

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