New year, new me, right? Not so fast. I love the idea of resolutions, but I’m raising small people, and some days my biggest self-improvement goal is to remember why I walked into a room.
While we all have our individual goals with the start of a new year, there are a handful of goals any mom can identify with. Here is our collaborative list of New Year’s Resolutions for moms from some of our own Columbia Mom’s Blog writers!
1. Get my children to eat more than three different foods.
Despite popular belief with many of our little ones, there are actually foods that are not chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti. I need to indulge my inner Food Network chef every once in a while.
2. Wear real pants at least one weekend out of the year.
No elastic. Real pants … with buttons and zippers and fancy things like that.
3. Actually get coffee with friends when you say “we should get coffee sometime!”
We’ve all done it. We fully intend to get coffee when we say it. And then — you know — life happens.
4. Actually put away all of the laundry.
But isn’t it enough that we washed and dried it? I thought closets and dressers in kids’ rooms were just for collecting toys…
5. Only hit the snooze button twice.
That four hours of sleep sure did go by quickly. Just five more minutes…
6. Not bribing your kids.
Really — if you think about it — we’re just teaching them good negotiating skills for later in life, right?
7. Never leave the house looking like the conductor of the “Hot-Mess Express.”
Seems like the best way to guarantee you will run into someone you know in public is to go out of the house looking like you just rolled out of bed in yesterday’s clothes.
8. Lock the bathroom door.
This. Evidently moms are entitled to privacy in the bathroom. Who knew?
9. Shower every day.
This is one of my non-negotiables. I don’t care if it’s ten minutes or ten seconds. I can’t guarantee privacy (see above), but the shower is happening one way or the other.
10. Wear real shoes to carpool.
If they are bedroom slippers that look like knock off Uggs, do those count? Because it’s early.