I hope your holiday was filled with joyful family memories, good eats and lots of laughter! As I watched our children this holiday learn new skills, become more independent and make new friends- I realized that my husband and I are just part of the their journey. We are their teachers, we are their role models and we are their leaders, but every person they meet along the way provides an additional influence. It’s so important to ensure we are active parents who allow our children to make mistakes and learn from them, let them display independence, let them be challenged, let learn from doing, and most important- LET THEM BE KIDS and PLAY! I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but I do make goals. My goals for 2015 are centered around my family and my own well-being, and they are simple ones. Sometimes we must focus on the simple things to get back to what really matters most.