4 Resolutions Every Mom Should Make This New Year

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‘Tis the season for making resolutions!

Whether you want to lose weight or gain income, here are four resolutions that every mother should have on her list this year.

1. Take Some Time for You

Was your dinner cold by the time you got around to actually eating it? How many times did you get up to refill a cup, or get someone their favorite spoon, or more ketchup? The point is, that we take a lot of our time to cater to the needs of our family- we need to do the same for ourselves. Help your children become a little more independent by tasking them with things they should be able to do for themselves, and give yourself a break. Get out with your girlfriends more often, or just curl up by the fireplace with a good book, or maybe even give YOURSELF a bath! Bubbles? Even better!

2. Don’t Miss the Moments

That pile of laundry, the stack of dishes, and those dust bunnies in the corner will still be there tomorrow. Tomorrow, your children will be another day older; and they may no longer enjoy tickle wars on the rug, or have the time to sit and play with paper dolls. When they ask you to play with them – do it. There will always be something else you “should” be doing. The most important thing a mother has to do is mother her children. Mother them with love and attention, and be present in every moment.

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4 Resolutions Every Mom Should Make This New Year

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9 comments

  1. LIZ says:

    four point its very important to grow a happy kid 🙂

  2. Bethany says:

    It is so true about being in the moment with your kids. I know that I’m guilty of this. Even though I’m sitting next to them, I may not be fully present. Also, my husband and I need to find a baby-sitter so we can have more time together. This is something that has been severely lacking since we moved to a new state and away from our regular baby-sitter. Thoughtful, meaningful relationships with my husband and my kids is what is truly important.

  3. gfeld says:

    Boy do I agree with this. For those who are not yet doing these things, it’s never too late to start. Good luck! For me though I am tacking on one more thing-lose 30 pounds in a healthy way.

  4. Leslie says:

    Well I already all this. My is more money. My daughter I getting ssi soon. She has autism.

  5. I agree with all of these except the last one, i’m a single mom

  6. mommy nhoj says:

    I couldn’t agree more! These four sum it up 🙂 I would specifically put my energy on trying not to miss out precious moments & strengthening the bond with my husband!

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