Please don't take this the wrong way, 2016, but we're not that sorry to see you go. Sure, we had some good times, some amazing times really, but you also took a lot out of us. (A little like parenting...) We hit some milestones but faced some painful losses. 2016, it's time to move on. Whoa, lookie there: it's 2017!
Try to see it this way: we turn our back on you to look forward, with hope, with optimism, with determination. To find our common ground, to work together, to parent kindly and creatively, with empathy and with joy. This weekend gives us plenty of opportunities, with so many different approaches we can take towards time with our kids, so many ways to open their eyes to the wonders great and small. We can usher in 2017 from a child's perspective (and on a child's timeclock); we can bring them with us as we party like it's
1999 2017. We can share the celebrations of many cultures, whether they be our own or not. 2017, we are ready to take you on, and we are determined to make you our greatest year yet.
Grab your party hats and keep reading for some of our most forward looking picks for the coming year...