One of my most favorite times is the season of the New Year. I’m one of those that watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks from my home and I don’t drink.
Almost 10 years ago, I was skydiving for my birthday. Now, after having my daughter last year, I’m all about safety and wouldn’t think of jumping out of a plane. I’ve become overly concerned with my health. I want to be around for her to see her though her school years, marriage and beyond.
May 1 was my daughter Grace’s first birthday. That was the longest and fastest year of my life! As publisher of Las Vegas Woman magazine, I chose not be to a stay-at-home mother. However, Grace and I have managed to spend every day together in her first year. Where there is a will, there is a way.
Here I am, operating a business along with being a mom to my 9-month-old baby, Grace, doing both full-time. I quickly realized that when becoming a mother, I had to make decisions on many controversial topics, starting with epidural or natural birth. Then onto other debatable conversations such as vaccinations, attachment parenting vs. cry-it-out methods, when to start solids and whether to be a stay-at-home mom or working mom.
Let me be the first to admit, the first few months of Grace’s life were exhausting and the biggest adjustment of our lives. Between sleepless nights and web searching for every imagined newborn ailment, I was a worried wreck.
Grace Jenny Grabel was born on May 1, 2015 (5/1/15) at 5 p.m. on the dot. We had decided her name to be Grace long before she was born. While in the hospital, we received a Facebook message that said to Google the meaning of 5. We did just that, and what we found gave me chills. The meaning of 5 symbolizes “grace.”
By the time you are reading this, I will have delivered my first baby, Grace Jenny Grabel. According to all my family, friends and random strangers, “my whole life is about to change.” In the magazine world, it’s all about deadlines, and while I am writing this, we are at deadline now for this issue.
How to Manage the Unmanageable: Time
The holidays are upon us and amongst all religions there’s a common thread that runs through this time of year: family.
Seasons change, people change... those 80s lyrics by Expose have been running through my mind as we debut our Fall 2014 Issue of “Las Vegas Woman Magazine.”
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