Forget the crazy, outlandish New Year’s Resolutions that lose steam after a couple of weeks. Today, my friend Laura is sharing 4 New Year’s Resolutions Every Mom Should Consider!
Hey moms, are you considering your New Year resolutions? Now is the time to do it, as this year is about to become part of our history books. But if you’re in need of a little inspiration, we have some resolution ideas here that will serve both you and your family well this coming year.
Check out the following, and consider putting them on your New Year resolution list!
#1: Get more involved with your child’s school
How many PTA meeting have you attended this year?
How many school trips have you been on?
When the school asks for parent volunteers, are you quick to raise your hand?
If you are already engaged with your child’s school, then great. However, if you are slow to raise your hand, despise the idea of PTA meetings, and make excuses to do anything but go on those school trips, you might want to think again.
Studies indicate that getting more engaged with your child’s school increases your child’s academic performance as you will be in a better position to help your child with his or her learning. You will find out how they are doing, discover more about the curriculum, and indicate to your child that you are genuinely interested in their schooling.
#2: Learn something new
This is a popular resolution, but as a mom, there are reasons why you should place this as a priority.
Learning how to cook more nutritious family meals will benefit all of you.
Learning a new hobby can give you something to be passionate about and serve as a stress-reliever.
Going back to school will both give you a future career and give you something of your own to be proud of. You can even earn a master’s online, for example there’s this masters in school counseling which has the added benefit that it may give you added perspective on your kids’ issues.
Taking up a new hobby will give you an added dimension to your life in the new year, above and beyond your role as a mother. So, consider what you might want to learn this year, and go for it!
#3: Be a Less Angry Mom
Let’s face it; parenthood can be stressful.
And like many parents, anger may sometimes get the better of you. Sometimes children purposefully do things to drive you up the wall, but sometimes they won’t have done anything at all, but with the culmination of stress in your life, you might still fly off the handle at the smallest provocation.
This is a judgment-free zone, but we all know: your anger isn’t healthy for you or your children. There are better ways to deal with bad behavior than yelling at your kids. Check out our tips, and make this the year of patience and calm, instead of fury and anger – and if you need to dive deep, I highly recommend by friend Alisha’s site which has a lot of strategies for moms learning to be less angry.
#4: Get a (Social) Life
Your kids have playdates, so why shouldn’t you?
If you are lacking in social company, above and beyond your nearest family, perhaps it’s time to find those people you can have fun with, away from your duties as a parent – and off of social media.
So, those were our ideas, but what about you? Are there any resolutions you think should be added to this list? Let us know, so every mom reading has the opportunity to have a better and more fulfilled year ahead. Thanks for reading, and oh yeah.. have a Happy New Year!!