The sound of the clock striking midnight chiming in 2014 is the sign of a New Year and new resolutions! We caught up with some of our Sassy Mama ‘That Mamas’ to find out what their good intentions are for the next 12 months. Many have resolved to become more organised and a few have set their sights on perfecting the art of relaxation. You’ll spot them practising yoga, out with their girlfriends and balancing careers with their families in the year of the Horse. Out with the old and in with the new here’s to a fab New Year whether your challenges are big or small!
Sharon Maloney, teacher by day and food blogger extraordinaire on Jasmine and Ginger
I would like to make myself fit and strong in mind, body and spirit to set a good example for my kid. I hate exercise so this is going to be tough! I’ve just started touch rugby and exercising with friends. Baby steps.
Ruth Benny, founder of Topschools education placement and information services
In 2014, I vow to be more organised! Life is complicated with a business and a family to run. I have a fantastic assistant who helps a LOT, but I need to keep on top of everything. Must do better!
Rennie Fensham, award winning stylist and make up artist and owner of Hollywood Hair
This year I won’t be as hard on myself like the past years as I am turning 50 and decided I will celebrate 50 from the 1st of January 2014 until 31st December 2014! You’re only 50 once!
Jo Soo, Head of Marketing and Communications for Jones Lang LaSalle and Chairman of Adventist Hospital Foundation
Enjoy my free time more… holidays with husband and girlfriends are high on the list, as is carving out a little more me time at the spa and yoga class. I will also continue to support my charities and contribute to our community.
Christy Cheung, founder of Rockababy
In 2014, I vow to live a more balanced life! Although life has been busy with two kids and a business, there is no excuse for not exercising and eating healthily!
Fé Valvekens, founder of A Day with Fé
In 2014, I commit to express my gratitude, to realise how privileged we are (especially living in Hong Kong) and to embrace any challenges as part of the journey.
Cinty Yniguez Curran, International Sales and Distribution Marketing at Hong Kong Disneyland and yoga teacher
As another year comes to a close, I celebrate the past – its highs and lows, the good and the bad, challenges and rewards, and I humbly embrace whatever comes my way in the new year. I also hope to do something that scares me, travel to a new place (other than for work!), keep planning our Ya-Ya Sisterhood trip with my sisters, cousins and girlfriends and I hope that I keep surprising myself!
Kate Choyce, managing director of both the CHOYCE secretarial recruitment agency and HR recruiter, HKHR, and founder of the brand new Hong Kong Toy Library
In 2014 I have a long list of resolutions! Wear higher heels and shorter skirts, dance more, double my salary, line dance in Texas, speak better Cantonese and many more! Oh and I also want to get another tattoo in white…
Nicole Ramsden, founder of Hip Little Bubba
2013 has been an incredibly busy year, in 2014 I aim to practice the art of relaxation!
Alia Eyres, CEO of Hong Kong charity Mother’s Choice and founder of MC Links (a platform that connects the professional community to the charity)
To be more thankful and create an atmosphere of gratitude in my home and in my work! To teach my children to say what they are grateful for each evening.
Hulda Thorey, registered Midwife, Director and Founder of Annerley, and the Honorary Consul for Iceland
My New Year’s resolution for 2014 is to be able to spend more time with my family.
Caroline Coombs, Personal Trainer specialising in pre and post-natal fitness, founder of Single Mums Hong Kong and organiser of Good As New Baby sales
To spend time more face time (rather than phone time!) catching up with my best girlfriends here in Hong Kong… quite honestly, I’ve missed them!
Emma Dale, Managing Director of Prospect Resourcing
To delegate more to my capable team, freeing me up to think more strategically about the growth of Prospect and to spend more time helping my kids with their homework!
Happy 2014, mamas!