New Year’s Resolutions- a lot of people make them… fewer people keep them. Either way, they can provide a great motivation to start the new year in the best way possible. I know I’m a few days late with this (forgive me 😉 ), but here are my Mommy New Year’s Resolutions. And I think they’re so fabulous that every mom might want to adopt them, too! Check them out and be sure to let me know what you thinK!
10 New Year’s Resolutions Every Mom Should Make
- I’m going to let my kids get messy with paint and markers and other fun stuff, just because it makes them happy and keeps them entertained. I will refrain from getting frustrated when I see the big mess that needs to be cleaned up!
- The next time my kids ask for a treat or dessert before dinner, I will give it to them, because… why sweat the small stuff?! I won’t do this all the time of course, but doing it once in a blue moon won’t matter in the big picture.
- I will put my computer (and my phone and my tablet) away for a whole day once a week… and give my kids my full, undivided attention. Because they deserve it, and because I don’t want to feel like I’ve been staring at a screen and missing out on anything.
- I will stop comparing myself to that mom next door or that mom at the mall. I will just do my best to provide a happy, educational and fulfilling childhood for my kids.
- I will have patience when my 3.5 year old asks me a series of 4,382 questions about why boats float on top of the water or why bees buzz. I will answer these questions to the best of my knowledge and won’t tell her (anymore) to go ask her daddy instead! 😉
- I will make sure that my kids learn the value of material goods and can appreciate how hard we work to buy them all the toys and games that they enjoy everyday. I will strive to teach them all about being honest, appreciative and respectful- by setting a good example myself.
- I will not be embarrassed when my kids throw a tantrum at Target and I feel like everyone else in the aisle is judging my parenting
failsstyle. I will realize that all kids have meltdowns from time to time.
- I will set aside some time for myself each day. A cup of tea, a good magazine, some reality TV… just some quality “me” time, because I need to feel my best in order to give everyone else my best.
- I will be thankful to my husband (who sacrifices his sleep and wakes up early with the kids almost every day), and let him sleep in occasionally. Occasionally doesn’t mean all the time from now on, Mr. EngineerMommy.
- I will stop being afraid that my kids think I’m the worst mom in the world, because I won’t let them pour their cups of water onto the hardwood floor & won’t let them jump into the puddles that ensue.