Happy New Year to all my fabulous readers!
I’m spending New Year’s Day wearing my fantastic party hat and celebrating with my babies. However you choose to celebrate, I hope your year is full of blessings and joy.
Do you do the whole New Year’s Resolution thing?
Like so many, every year I have a list of things I want to change/do. Want to know a secret? You are reading the one resolution that actually stuck for me last year – this blog!
It’s allowed me to chronicle many of my children’s adventures from the year. It’s given me a creative outlet and helped me jump back into writing. It’s pushed me to take more pics of the kids and get more creative with our crafts. And it’s opened doors to opportunities and friendships that I never even dreamed of.
Looking back through my posts from 2011, here are the top five, according to the number of people who stopped in to read them:
- My Confession
- Toddler Car Birthday Cake
- Toilet Paper Tube Crafts
- Toilet Paper Tube Dinosaurs
- Shopping with Peanut
Anyway, that gives me one resolution out of I don’t know how many that I actually stuck with for a whole year (well, it will be a year this month). Maybe it’s a new trend? Or maybe the trick is choosing a resolution you actually like to do?
What resolutions are you making this year?
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I am resolving to continue skating…which I absolutely love…hopefully two times a week instead of one. I am also resolving to work harder to resolve any and all personal conflicts in my life … past, present, and future! If I can accomplish the two above I should naturally achieve my ongoing goal to lose weight:-) I think that is pretty ambitious so I will stop there:-)
Working to resolve any/all personal conflicts in life – THAT is ambitious! What a wonderful world it would be if everyone tried to be their very best and solve conflicts.
Just in my life;) Even I’m not that ambitious:)
My resolution would be to pinch myself every time I expect more out of my girls than they are capable of at their age. As I’ve said before, I want to keep them young but then I expect so much out of them sometimes and get upset with them. Maybe if I pinch myself hard enough and enough times I will stop this bad habit of mine!
Happy New Year to you and your family!!!
That sounds like a good resolution for me to try, too! I find most of the time I lose my temper it’s b/c I expect too much of a 4 and 2 1/2 yr. old. Happy New Year to you and yours, too!
My resolution that I want to work on is to stop babying my 11 yr. old son. He is getting to that stage of really wanting to be treated as an older kid and not mommy’ed to death over everything. Hard for me sometimes but I resolve to catch myself when I’m doing that and just relax a little (even when I have to bug him to tie his shoes a million times!!! 🙂
It’s so hard to let them grow up sometimes! That is a great resolution! I know I have had to work really hard to not keep taking my son’s socks off for him – his sister did it while he was a baby, and he actually never took them off himself until he was almost 2 – only whenI refused to do it for him, despite the crying.
Karen Dawkins says
Healthier living for my family, generally. That means actually thinking about what we eat for dinner more often than I used to. AND I’m happy to report that today’s dinner will be healthy!!! YAY! (Yesterday we were on the road, so that didn’t count). One down…. 364 to go!
Oh, now I need to add that to mine, too! My husband wants to “get back in shape” and it seems if I cooked more healthy meals, it would be easier for him… I just need to find fast meals that are healthy! (There are just days cooking doesn’t come easy – )
JDaniel4's Mom says
I need to sit down and think through some goals.
I need to solidify mine for this year. One of mine is to be a gentler mom – need to find my means of getting there.
Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama says
Congrats on following through with such a big resolution!
I just looked back at that car birthday cake and I think I’m going to have to make that when Baby turns two in June. He is OBSESSED with blue cars!
That cake was a HUGE hit! Even now, when my son sees Oreo cookies, he calls them car wheels… LOL.