Why Make New Year’s Resolutions?
What is it about the New Year that inspires people to make resolutions?
The New Year=A New Start
It is an opportunity to evaluate the previous year and resolve to do better in the coming year.
As a SAHM of two toddlers and a preteen stepdaughter, my days are busy. Some days are easier than others.
Part of being a mom is learning as you go, and doing the best job that you can.
This year, I resolve to be a better mother. To accomplish that goal, I am focusing on my Top 5 SAHM Resolutions.
5 SAHM Resolutions
Every mom needs patience. Stay at Home Moms, who are with their children 24-7, might just need patience the most. It does not matter if you are navigating the terrible two’s or a first-time mom with a newborn, accepting the tough reality that your life is no longer dictated by your own schedule, but instead by your baby’s schedule, patience is a must.
Instead of losing my cool when my kids are driving me up the wall, or wishing my two toddlers were older so that life might be easier for me as a mother, I vow to stop and be grateful. Be grateful for now and the season of life that we are in. Patience.
This goes hand-in-hand with patience. I never thought I would be the mom who yells, but almost everyday I find myself yelling at my two toddlers, over something or other. Perhaps they are dumping their toys out all over the house. Or they are playing with electrical cords. Or they are climbing on the kitchen table. Whatever it is, my lack of patience leads to yelling, and after I yell at them I always regret it.
This year, I will make a real effort to stop yelling at my kids. I want a more peaceful and loving household, and as a mother, I know my actions have a ripple effect on everyone else in the home.
Show More Love and Affection
There is no doubt that I love my kids to the moon and back. But, do I actively show them that I love them everyday? No, I don’t.
One thing that SAHMs need to be cautious about is viewing their kids as distractions. Some days, I look around the house and see a million chores that need completed. Instead of stopping to hug my son or kiss my daughter, my thoughts are on the laundry, or dishes, or cooking dinner.
My 2-year old son has started giving kisses, and besides being super cute, I never want my son to feel like mom is too busy for his kisses.
Stay Active, Eat Healthier
I want to be a good role model for my kids. I also want to have plenty of energy to run around and play with my kids. For these reasons, I resolve to stay active and to eat healthier.
Exercising is a great stress reliever and confidence-booster. I feel like I am a better mom after I’ve had the chance to go to the gym and work out any pent-up stress and frustrations. Because, let’s face it, being a mom is hard.
Eating healthier is a given. If I cook healthier meals, the whole household reaps the benefits. I want my kids to grow up knowing that “good food” is more than cookies and candies, but also includes fruits and veggies and other nutritious foods.
Have Fun with the Kids
Life is about moments, both big and small.
When my kids are older, I want them to remember that Mom took the time to play and have fun with them. Whether it is play-wrestling on the floor, or having a tea party, or building Legos together, I want us to play and make memories together every single day.
So, there you have it, my list of 5 SAHM Resolutions for the New Year.
What are your New Year’s Resolutions? What do you think of my list of SAHM Resolutions?
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!