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If you've followed the blog for long you may have noticed that in a span of less than three years I got married, had two kids, moved three times, bought a house, changed jobs, started a company and took in two dogs.

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Can I nap now?

It seems I thought I was SuperWoman. Surprise, surprise! I'm not. I neglected myself, didn't prioritize my own needs, and my health suffered. I don't talk a ton over here about personal health issues because, really, who wants to hear about my minor surgeries or ongoing physical therapy when there are awesome CRAFTS to make and delicious FOOD to cook!?

Good health is essential

I just want to focus on the fun things in life. But I've learned that none of that is possible without a healthy balance. Health is essential, and health is fun. Health is kind of at the root of ALL the fun, come to think of it. So this year, I'm letting go of short-term perfection and making wiser decisions that make me a better person in the long-run.

Healthy Essentials

Join me, will you? I'm teaming up with Johnson & Johnson for a Twitter party next week to talk about wellness in the New Year! How are you ditching the old and getting a breath or fresh air this season? Are you making resolutions, stocking up on health essentials, scheduling time to care for yourself? Come share your ideas with us!

Who: Follow Nate and I @somedayilllearn along with @theMotherhood, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann and @TheMotherhood25
When: Tuesday, January 14, 1 p.m. ET
Hashtag: #Moms4JNJConsumer
Prizes: Fifteen prize packs will be randomly given out during the party, from correct responses to trivia questions. Each prize includes an assortment of Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® products with an estimated retail value of $50.

Want to go to 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil? Visit and share a photo or story of a moment of caring, and your wish could come true. You can also get tips and coupons to save on your favorite healthy products while you're there. Here's to screaming “GOAL!” from Brazil.

Prize Eligibility: No purchase necessary. Entrants must be legal residents of the 50 United States + D.C. 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.