All of us at News Moms Need thank you again for your comments, questions and support throughout the year. We wish every one of you and your families a healthy and happy year ahead.
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Happy New Year!
With your support, we made 2009 a big win for babies. Some highlights:
• Through your blogs, you let the world know how serious and common premature birth is, and how we can all help.
• Your gifts and the money you raised in March for Babies paid for grants to six new scientists working to understand and prevent premature birth.
• And with your funds, we opened 24 new NICU Family Support® sites, providing comfort and information to thousands of families with a baby in intensive care.
• We also achieved our goal in newborn screening: all states now require testing babies for at least 26 serious but treatable disorders!
We look forward to making 2010 another great year for moms, babies and families. We’re so glad to count on your support.
From all of us to all of you, happy New Year!
New Year’s is a time for reflecting on the past, and more importantly, looking forward to the coming year. For some, it’s about making a fresh start. It’s a time to think about the changes we want or need to make. Change is never easy. Whether it’s loosing weight, eating healthier, or quitting smoking, here are some tips for following through on those resolutions.
Be realistic by setting achievable goals. Winning the lottery, for example, is out of your hands. Instead, give to others. Be a better neighbor or volunteer at a local charity.
Describe your resolutions in specific terms. Instead of “I don’t want to be lazy,” opt for “I want to exercise regularly” or “I will cut back on watching TV.”
Break down large goals into smaller ones. For instance, commit to losing weight by resolving to join a gym and improve your eating habits. Buddy up with friends for support.
Find alternatives to a behavior that you want to change, and make this part of your resolution plan. You want to quit smoking, but you smoked to relax yourself. What other forms of relaxation are available to you? Talk to your health care provider about it, too.
Above all, aim for things that are truly important to you, not what you think you ought to do or what others expect of you. This is especially important if you want the change to last over time. Do it for you. You’re worth it.
Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!