True New Year Resolutions for Parents.

True New Year Resolutions for Parents.

Happy 2018! It’s the time for “turning over a new leaf,” “new year, new you,” and “starting fresh.”

But as parents, most of us are just trying to get through the day, not focusing on taking on a mindfulness practice or an intense new workout routine.

New Year sign in pine branches


Here are the real resolutions parents are making this year, if we’re being honest with ourselves:  

  • I will stop eating the crusty mac & cheese off of my kid’s plate hours after lunch is over.


  • I will clean the floor and seats of the car, and keep it clean for at least 7 2 days.

  • I will not tell my kids “Santa is watching” whenever they are misbehaving.

  • The TV will not be my babysitter when mama just wants a break.

  • I will stop using the excuse that I’m too tired to workout since my kid has been sleeping through the night for almost two years. (what? I still am tired.)


woman exercising in Nike shoes


Photo by Bruno Nascimento on Unsplash 

  • I will not laugh when my kid repeats an inappropriate comment I made at the most inopportune time.

  • I will stop pretending that bath time is to get my kids clean, when really, it’s time for me to put them in a confined space, sit down and sip a glass of wine.

  • I will try to get my kid to eat an actual vegetable, not just pouches with hidden veggies.

heads of Bibb lettuce

Photo by Agence Producteurs Locaux Damien Kühn on Unsplash

    • I will stop yelling at my kids to stop yelling. Oh, the irony.


    Obviously these are jokes. Mostly. Ok, some may or may not be my own…. but I’m not telling! I hope you have had a wonderful start to the new year and a happy, healthy 2018! 

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