Happy 2014! It’s the start of a whole new year...
The first month isn't always the most cheerful one though, is it? The Christmas decorations are down, everyone seems to suffer a post-festive slump, and it can be difficult to motivate yourself to follow resolutions when it’s cold and dark outside with no signs of spring.
But there are many ways in which you can make sure you have a happy January. Here’s some inspirational ideas from our brilliant bloggers for making the most of your month - and year - with tips for everything from family days out to decluttering.
Firstly, why not get everyone wrapped up warm and head out for a walk to blow away the cobwebs? Follow Fran’s lead and join the National Trust for access to over 300 properties around the UK.
If you’re stuck in a sartorial rut, gather some style inspiration from Anna’s 2014 fashion resolutions.
If you’re looking for a new creative challenge, take a tip from Chloe who’ll be blogging a photo of her son every week this year. See her first post here. Mummy’s to Do List is also setting herself a new weekly challenge, to sum up each week with a new word.
Fozia has made a resolution to cook one new dish a month and blog about it. You can read all about it in her new linky, We can cook.
Once you're decluttered and organised, read Rachel’s review of the book Creative Family Home for some family-friendly makeover ideas.
And if you're suffering from a touch of the blues during the more dreary days, take some inspiration from Kiran on finding happiness in the small moments.
And in a bid to get out of the house and make the most of our city, I’ve made a list of things I want to do with my daughter in London this year.
What are your inspirational ideas for January?
Gillian blogs over at A Baby on Board about London life as a new mum, covering everything from baby clothes to beauty products and breastfeeding. She lives with her nearly two year old daughter Eliza and husband Alex in south London.