Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My New Year's Resolutions... As a Mom

I haven't always been one for New Year's resolutions, but now that I'm a mom of a toddler, I have some goals I'd like to work on this year as a mom.

Being a mom is one of my most important jobs in this life (if not THE most important job), so I want to take it seriously & do my best so that I have no regrets... or, as few regrets as possible.

I want to be more attentive to my kids.
Sometimes I find myself nodding, and saying 'uh huh' and not really listening to what my oldest daughter is trying to tell me.

I want to control my temper.
I didn't have a temper before I was a mom... I want don't want this to rub off on my children.

I want to teach my children how to be more kind & loving.
One of the best ways I can teach this is to do it myself.  In addition to that, I want to give my girls more opportunities to look for ways they can be more kind & loving to others.

I want to be a more pleasant mom to be around.
No, I'm not talking about being their best friend, I'm just talking about being in a better mood, controlling my temper, and doing more fun things together.

I want to be more kind.
My girls are my most treasured gift, so I need to be better at treating them like they are.

I want to say yes more often than I say no.
I often find myself saying 'no' more than I would like to admit, but I think we're all happier when I say yes more often than I say no.

I want to spend more quality time with my daughters.
Even at their young ages, I find it harder than I'd like to spend quality time with them as often as I would like to.  One way I plan on doing this is through the Monthly Service Challenge.  You can read more about that here

I want to find balance.
Being a mom in this day & age is a giant balancing act.  I want to let my kids know that they are more important to me than anything... even my cell phone & computer!

That's a lot of New Year's Resolutions, but to sum it all up,
I want to be a more kind, happier, better mom.  

I can't be the only one out there who feels the same way, right?

Tell me... what goals do you have as a mom?

Linked up to Hope in Every Season, Monthly GoalsFellowship Fridays & Love That Max.


  1. I want to control my diabetes, so that i can watch my son grow up! I want to let him have freedom, and to help him better express himself.

  2. I love your honsty. My word is Balance this year as well. I look forward to following along in 2014 to see your progress. Thank you for linking up.
    I am at Lemon Lime Adventures

  3. These are fantastic goals! I am focusing on a peaceful home for 2014


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