2019: A Big Ratterman Year

Lee Ratterman FamilyThe Rattermans have so much going on this year–and most of it seems to fall in the first months of the year. From my 50th birthday to Lucy’s bat mitzvah, our 20th anniversary to Jack’s graduation. Not to mention Jack moving away this fall to start college.


One thing I know is that I need to celebrate the right things and let the others wait until there’s more time.

Of course, Jack and Lucy are at the top of the list to celebrate. And I’m okay with pushing off my birthday celebration and anniversary to when we can really sit back and reflect. I don’t want to lose sight of celebrating my kids and their accomplishments.

Lucy has been preparing for her bat mitzvah for months now, and her day is important. She’s been really involved in the whole process, and now we need to prepare for the celebration, order food, send the invitations. All the things.

For Jack’s graduation party, we just need to choose a date that doesn’t overlap with other end of the school year activities. We’ll likely celebrate ahead of time, and that’s okay. (We’re pretty sure Jack will be able to walk with his classmates. Ha!)

On top of all this, I am committed to making my health and wellbeing a priority this year. I need to focus on myself if I’m going to make it through all the busyness. As luck would have it, I’m starting Transform 20 on January 14 and my second round of the program will end on my anniversary. This will help me avoid the emotional eating that happens when I get stressed and busy.

So what will happen as a result of this big year? I’m guessing I’ll add a few more grey hairs and wrinkles, but our family will also come together for these milestones in a way that I can’t really imagine yet. I know it will be a year full of tears and joy, frustrations and triumphs. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

xoxo - Lee

I am a 44-year old married mom of 4. I love my family. If you’re a mom, then you know kids and a spouse keep you busy. It’s easy to forget yourself in the process of taking care of your family. My mission is to help other moms take care of themselves so they can be more available to their loved ones and lead more fulfilling lives.

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