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Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2016 already? I certainly can’t! I can’t believe I’m the mom of 5 now, either! I’ll introduce you to baby boy later this week. This year I’m not making resolutions, but I am working on making some goals for myself. I know this is the number 1 goal/resolution for most people, but this year is the year I take control of my health.

Weight Loss

After the gestational diabetes I had with this pregnancy, I’ve decided that I can’t go through that again and most definitely don’t want it to become something I deal with on a permanent basis! Since I had baby boy, my diet has slipped through the cracks and I’ve eaten everything I could get my hands on, especially sugar! Well, starting tomorrow I’m going back to the high fat, low carb diet I was doing while pregnant. I told my husband that if he even wants to think about a baby #6 that I HAVE to lose the weight I’m carrying around. I’ve already lost 19 pounds of the baby weight. I have only 17 more to go until I’ll be in the 100s.


Now that I’m no longer pregnant, I want to work more with the kids on their schooling. I want them to start finding their passions and hobbies so we are going to start trying things out after finishing our school work every day. I also want them to start picking a topic to learn about each week so I can teach them how to research and also get them to start writing more about things that interest them.


I have a business goal for my essential oils business as well. I haven’t talked about it here yet, but I sell Young Living Essential Oils at Oils for Seven. Last month I was SO close to ranking up to Senior Star. This month I’d really like to hit that. My goal for the year is to become Silver! If you have any questions about oils, please let me know for sure!

I’m still working on my goals. I’ll be sharing them as they become more clear. I’d love to hear about your goals or resolutions for the new year. Fill out the giveaway widget below and you can win $25 Paypal cash to start off your new year right.

New Year $25 Giveaway

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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a “baby “chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she’s still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She’s since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Erica Whittington says:

    Looking to drop a size or two and get organized, using time wisely.

  2. I like to get fit.

  3. To reduce my clutter in my living/dining room.

  4. nannypanpan says:

    to clean up the house and organize everything

  5. My resolution is to get my blood sugar under control.

  6. My goal is to be healthier

  7. beth shepherd says:

    My resolution is to finish my weight loss. I have lost 64 pounds with 14 to go. Thank you!

  8. Barbara Montag says:

    My 2016 goal is to get back to my regular workouts.
    thank you

  9. Laurie Nykaza says:

    My new years resolution is to eat right and lose some weight go out walking with my dogs more often too.

  10. Margaret Smith says:

    My goal is to be more organized.

  11. Ann Fantom says:

    My new year’s resolution is to get more organized. I’m going to start with getting all my photos in photo albums

  12. Judy Thomas says:

    My goal is to get healthy this year

  13. I’m hoping to exercise more

  14. Mary Cloud says:

    My only goal/resolution is to get out of debt

  15. I plan to continue my whole-foods, plant-based diet, which has improved my health and my moods enormously.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  16. Ellie Wright says:

    My resolution is to cook healthier meals for my family in 2016.

  17. My goal is to eat healthier…and grow a bigger garden this year.

  18. Trisha Burgess says:

    My goal is for 2016 to be as good if not better than 2015!!

  19. I want to get my house organized in 2016. Hopefully well before the end of the year!

  20. Brittney House says:

    My resolution is to save more money in 2016.

  21. Jennifer Boehme says:

    I did not make resolutions. I hope everyone has luck with theirs.

  22. Stephanie Liske says:

    I would like to take better care of my health.

  23. None, I am always improving myself.

  24. I need to find work.

  25. Crystal F says:

    I didn’t really make any this year. I’m hoping to go back to work after taking 16 years off. My oldest will start driving soon and will be able to do the whole school thing for herself and her sister. I’m excited but also very nervous. Thank you!

  26. Amy Pratt says:

    My resolution is to get some of this holiday weight off.

  27. My new years resolution is to eat healthier and to live each day to its fullest!

  28. ron schnell says:

    Eat healthier

  29. Just Be Nice

  30. My new year resolution is to be more grateful.

  31. Cynthia C says:

    I want to get my closets organized this year.

  32. My goal is the get new windows in our house!


  33. Sherrie K. says:

    I definitely want to eat healthier.

  34. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Our resolution is really a continuation of whole foods, home-cooked eating and adding to our savings.
    ***I am also remodeling, but I’m not making any promises about that!

  35. Amy Orvin says:

    I hope to quit smoking this year.

  36. Kaylee Oliver says:

    To read the Bible in chronological order

  37. My goal is lose 5 lbs

  38. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I am going to step up exercising.

  39. read more . for myself. not research or kid related!

  40. I resolve to get outside and go on more walks.

  41. I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. My motto is: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
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  42. Lindsay M. says:

    My new years resolution this year is to be more positive and motivated. I feel like last year I got a little lazy. 🙂

  43. Sonya Sanderson says:

    I would like to lose 10 lbs.

  44. To clear out more clutter in my house.
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  45. To be more active and healthy

  46. to get our finances in better shape

  47. Brenda Delawder says:

    To win the lottery or maybe just get in better shape

  48. shannon s says:

    to be a nicer and less selfish human.

  49. My goal is to shop less, save more, and use up what I have. I need to use the products I have, wear the clothes already hanging in my closet, and use things up before I buy more. I tend to be an impulse puchaser and I end up regretting my shopping habits.

  50. I wish I could win at least 50,000 in the lotto I just want to take a year off work

  51. I really would like to improve in yoga. More challenging poses.

  52. Fit and Clean in 2016!

  53. My New Year’s goal is to let go of trying to control so much in life, and ask myself “Will this matter tomorrow? In ten minutes?”

  54. One of my goals is to start volunteering at our church food bank.

  55. kara kudro says:

    I would love to drop twenty pounds!! but even ten would be great 🙂

  56. My goal is to do more things to make myself happy and less stressed. I’ve already got a list I’m working on (:

  57. Jessica Miller says:

    I want to lose at least 10 pounds. I want to be more positive as well!

  58. I want to compete in the warrior dash

  59. Kimberly Frazee says:

    My goal is to be here next year this time lol Shoo its been mister toads wild ride

  60. I want to bike 100 miles in one day.

  61. I want to run a marathon

  62. jennifer horn says:

    I plan to drink more water and eat healthier.

  63. steve weber says:

    To remain gluten free

  64. I set a goal of walking at least 3 days a week.

  65. keep making most of our meals from scratch

  66. I’m trying to cook better for our family. Attempting to make less starchy foods and up our green veggie intake.

  67. My resolution is to be more organized.

  68. My NY resolution is to be more active.

  69. Getting more organized!

  70. I want to drink more water and less soda

  71. My goal is to try to eat healthier
    Thank you!

  72. Nicole Himelright says:

    Mine is to get more organized and to keep it that way and to also live with less useless stuff!

  73. Patricia M says:

    My goal is to start exercising again.

  74. My goal is to just start working out again! After having two babies and being in school full time/working part or full time all the time, it has been really hard to get back into it! Starting a new yoga class this week with a co-worker!

  75. My resolution is to lose weight.

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  76. To worry less.
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  77. My goal is to use all my craft supplies this year. I collected far to many

  78. Melissa C. says:

    Get my house under control!

  79. My goal is to drink more tea 🙂
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  80. natalie nichols says:

    I would like to spend more time with my kids.

  81. Melissa Greco says:

    my new years resolution is be less stressed and spend more time with family

  82. My goal is to eat healthier

  83. Grow my business

  84. Mary Calabrese says:

    My goal is to get healthy!

  85. Jessica M. says:

    My goal is to lose weight that I have needed to for a long time- this is the year!

  86. My resolution is to lose weight.

  87. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    My goal for this year is to purposefully make time to pay it forward weekly. I want to make it an effort to show kindness throughout the year to others.

  88. Debbie Lewis says:

    My goal is to try to get out of credit card debt

  89. Regina Simoes says:

    My goal this year is to finally do some DIY with some great furniture pieces I’ve picked up over the past few months.

  90. My goal is cook more, stay positive and get all A’s in college this semester!

  91. Holden Humphreys says:

    I resolve to read a book a month this year.

  92. I’m not going to say anything negative about others. And cut back on the sugar!

  93. Stephanie Harriel says:

    lose weight!

  94. One of my resolutions is to memorize more of my bible. I’ve been horrible at that this year, and I want to keep that encouragement on my mind throughout the day!

  95. Kyl Neusch says:

    eat healthier

  96. Mary Jacobowitz says:

    I am working on decluttering my whole house.

  97. My resolution this year is to lose weight, thanks!

  98. Amy Conyers says:

    My New Years resolution is to be more organized, set myself a routine and stick with it. And to learn how to feed my picky toddler better meals he will eat!

  99. Heather B says:

    My goal is to continue my exercising and keep increasing it.

  100. Karen Deva says:

    I’m going to read at least 100 books and go for 100 walks.

  101. Jessica c says:

    I want to get rid of clutter and donate things I do not need.

  102. Crystal B. Zamora says:

    I’m aiming to eat a more nutritious diet this year. Focusing on eating really helathy super foods such as goji berries and chia seeds

  103. I aim to eat healthier foods

  104. jenny stratton says:

    My goal is to live generally more healthy.

  105. Swim three times a week (I have gone twice already this week)

  106. My goal is to swim 3 times a week.
    Thanks for the contest.

  107. My goal this year is to be more positive and organized.

  108. I want to run more (and faster).

  109. To lose the baby weight after I give birth in March!

  110. to lose baby weight after i have my baby this month

  111. Amie George says:

    This year one of my goals is to keep up on my bills and set aside some money each paycheck to put into savings.

  112. I’d like to organize our living room.

  113. My goal is to eat more produce daily.

  114. Carissa Joslyn says:

    Mine is to declutter my apartment! We just have so much stuff in this small space, we need to downsize!

  115. Alyce Poalillo says:

    I resolve to eat less meat and less sugar.

  116. I’m going to try to not get so mad so easily.

  117. Meghan Malicoat says:

    My goal is to try and spend more quality time with my kids.

  118. My goal is to learn a new language in 2016.

  119. I need to get the body ready for my backpacking trips.

  120. Amy Kincade says:

    To eat healthier

  121. Dan Dykstra says:

    I am working my way up to 50 push ups each morning

  122. Omololu U. says:

    I need to get better grades in my architecture course in college.

  123. Bonnie Day says:

    I want to be healthier and lose 20 lbs I am eating more fruits and veggies and walking more

  124. Alisha Sienkiel says:

    My goal for 2016 is to read at least 100 books and to write more reviews.

  125. haven’t made any, just trying to get through another week

  126. Get back into sewing for charities and make something every other month to donate.

  127. mine is to be more attentive to my children

  128. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    My goal is to face fears head on this year!

  129. my goal is to get in better shape this year 🙂 And, to organize my house !!!

  130. Amy Deeter says:

    my New Years resolution this year is to start walking more and lose 30 pounds this year !!

  131. Melissa L. says:

    My goal is to learn to take better pictures.

  132. My resolution this year is to take more time for me!

  133. stephanie baker says:

    I have a toddler & a 4-month-old. They are my joy, but I have no time to get anything done so my house is a wreck & I have no time for quality time with my husband, let alone any time for ME. I resolve to be better at time management & prioritizing things as needed.

  134. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to start a new business.

  135. Christina Sparks says:

    My goal is to drink more water.

  136. melissa Resnick says:

    save money

  137. You’re doing great on the weight loss! Getting rid of that extra can be really hard.

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  138. Terry Cross says:

    My goal is to eat healthier

  139. Danielle Magee says:

    My New Years goal is to go outside more.

  140. Audrey Okaneko says:

    I too had gestational diabetis when pregnant with my 2nd daughter. It changed how I eat. Today I have 30 pounds to lose and so far one week in, I”m feeling food about the choices I’ve made this week.

  141. Jennifer W says:

    My goal is pretty cliche – lose the weight! I’m also cutting out caffeine.

  142. Deborah Caudill says:

    My New Year’s Resolution is to stop smoking again! I want to get healthy.

  143. Lisa Brown says:

    My NYR is to work on getting healthy; my health has not been great for some time.

  144. susan smoaks says:

    i am planning to lose weight and get in shape.

  145. Tara Woods says:

    My resolution is to surround myself with more positive people.

  146. My goal is to get my home organized!

  147. Jennifer Dunaway says:

    My goal is to cook more and eat out less.

  148. Paol Trenny says:

    My New Year’s Resolutions are to lose 50 pounds, save and invest wisely, and go after my dream and make all our wishes come true.

  149. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    No resolutions- each day is a blank slate to use to the best of my ability

  150. My New Years resolution is to be the best mommy I can be to our daughter due in a week!

  151. Heather Dawn says:

    I want to get organized!

  152. Organize my home is my goal.

  153. Get healthier, get back to work, try not to overload myself.

  154. My 2016 goal is to get pregnant.

  155. I hope to win at dieting .

  156. Drink water and less coffeem

  157. Heather McDonald says:

    My resolution is to start and stick to a budget!

  158. My resolution is just to explore more

  159. My resolution is eat more healthy.

  160. Stephanie Larison says:

    My goal is to lose the extra weight once the baby is here in April.

  161. My goal is to exercise regularly.

  162. Shari Klyn says:

    I want to see more hockey games this year.

  163. I would like to procrastinate less and exercise and eat healthier.

  164. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    My goal is to drink more water than diet coke

  165. I need to catch up on my reading this year i.e three books stacked on my nightstand !

  166. I want to try new food.

  167. My goal is to stop drinking pop.

  168. jeanette sheets says:

    to help myself and family eat healthier and lose weight

  169. Sherry Keef says:

    To do my spring cleaning.

  170. I want to save more money and eat healthier.

  171. I only want to use my credit card when I have to. Thank you

  172. Roy Johnson says:

    Gotta lose the weight.

  173. Richard Hicks says:

    My resolution is to shed about 10 lbs by late spring.

  174. Christine says:

    My goal is to eat healthier!

  175. I intend to spend more time getting healthy and doing things for myself at least once a week.

  176. Lisa Romine says:

    My goal for this year is to get through the surgery next week and after recuperating, to try become more active.

  177. My resolution is to make more time for myself every day.

  178. I didn’t make any resolutions this year, I’m too busy trying to figure out where I went wrong last year.

  179. Has a winner been chosen? 🙂
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