Adventures in Drool 2013: The remix

January 21, 2013

Happy Monday droolers. Wow, where has January gone? I know I promised to return more quickly, but life has gotten a bit crazy around these parts.

Our little Droolface is now a walking and running little man. Every day he looks less and less like a baby. He still drools occasionally, but hey, so does my husband!

So kicking off 2013. Did you make resolutions? Or resolve not to resolve?

My husband and I were caught up in a holiday whirlwind that finally subsided last week, so we didn't do resolutions. But, we do have goals for this year, including paying off credit cards, paying down loans and losing some weight.

While losing weight is always a good goal, I find it's best to come at it with a full plan of how you are going to make weight loss a reality. You can't just say, hey, I'm going to lose weight, and then it miraculously happens. You have to be dedicated.

And, with a little one running around, making the time for workouts and healthy meals can be difficult. Let's face it, planning anything with a kid is difficult sometimes.

As a family, we decided to use some of our dwindling funds to join a gym. Getting a family plan is a real commitment because it means every person has to dedicate himself or herself to getting to the gym so that the money isn't wasted.

By making a plan for each day, it makes it easier to accomplish goals such as getting to the gym. If I know that today is a gym day, then when I leave work, I already have my brain geared to gym mode.

Anyone can join a gym, the difficult part is making the most out of that gym membership. Here's hoping for a successful and healthier 2013!

Can't wait to pick up the blog right where we left off last year, and looking forward to meet all you new parents or parents-to-be. Send comments or blog ideas to


  • Real Parents. Real Food. Real Fun.

    Welcome to Adventures in Drool! Talking about green living, getting rid of plastics and toxic chemicals in our homes and raising happy kids on a budget. Join the conversation ( and don't forget to Like us on Facebook!

    Rachel Swick Mavity, author of the blog, lives with a reformed drooler (Droolface), who at age 3 loves to get muddy, drink homemade smoothies, giggle and flirt with old ladies. Her current drooler (Birdy) enjoys spitting up on work clothes and leaving drool trails as a way of showing her love.

    Mavity previously worked as a journalist for seven years at newspapers from Pennsylvania to Maryland and Delaware. In Sussex County she worked for several newspapers, including the Cape Gazette. She lives in Lewes with her husband, Ryan Mavity, their son, "Droolface," and daughter, "Birdy."