Wednesday, December 27

3 Simple Resolutions All Moms Should Make In 2018


A new year is always a great time to put plans and goals into action. I personally like to make resolutions for different areas of my life, home, business, personal, etc. I wanted to share a few simple resolutions that I think all moms should make in 2018.

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1. Plan a day or a few days to unplug from social media and the internet. Take this time for extra bonding with your children. There are many things that you can do for yourself during your social media detox, journal, take a yoga class, catch up on your reading or podcasts. You can also use this time to give your children extra special attention, plan a picnic or a trip to the playground, actively listen to your children when they talk, play board games, binge watch Netflix, or enjoy a lazy day.

2. Read a few parenting books this year. I love reading but lately I have only been reading novels. This year, I'd like to squeeze in a few parenting books. The books I'm reading this year are

   

3. Practice peaceful parenting. I like to consider myself to be a gentle/peaceful parent but there is always room for improvement. My little lady is 4 now and is discovering her own voice, having an opinion about everything, and wanting to do the opposite of what I am asking her to do. This can sometimes be frustrating, so I would like to practice responding to my child instead of reacting, reduce my use of the word "no", and overall being more attentive. If you would like peaceful/gentle parenting inspiration, follow along here: Peaceful, Gentle Childhood.

What parenting resolutions are you making for 2018? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.
April K.
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43 comments:

  1. All perfectly doable goals to achieve!

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  2. I am all about all of these goals. I decided that we have way too much technology in the house and even looking around right now, everyone is on a device. Ugh!

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  3. Unplugging for a day or more sounds like a smart idea. I've put it aside for the most part for a couple days over the holidays and it felt good to take a break from the iPhone habit.

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  4. Unplugging from social media and picking up some helpful books to enjoy sounds like a wonderful plan and something we can all use.

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  5. This is great! I have been working on my book list for the upcoming year and your post reminded me to add some parenting books. Thanks for the reminder!!

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    1. Parenting books are always helpful, I plan to read more this year.

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  6. I completely agree about taking a break from social media! It's tough to do when running a blog, but it's a necessity for mental health!

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  7. I love all 3 ideas. One of my goals this year as a parent is to be more intentional with the time I spend with my kids.

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  8. I really need to schedule an unplug! I feel like I spend so much time on the computer for work, I need to pencil in time for real life.

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  9. Unplugged is definitely a practice I need to get in a habit of more often!

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  10. These are great goals! I need to work on the peaceful parenting too, but I have to admit, with 2 boys that is very hard! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  11. Yes these are some great goals. I am not yet a parent but i know a lot of people who would find this post informative. I will make sure to share.

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  12. I am totally on board with all three of these goals!!

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  13. Great goals. You've given me so much to think about.

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  14. I'm not a mom, but this list can totally be applied to everyone's life! I think unplugging once in a while is absolutely vital for our wellbeing, so it's definitely a resolution I have for myself. As for the others, I am definitely going to try to read more self-help books in the new year as well as practice being a peaceful girlfriend, friend, daughter, sister, cousin, etc. Thanks so much for the inspo!

    xo, Taylor || Generation Tay (www.tayloramead.com)

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  15. We try to unplug as much as possible. It’s a must!

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  16. I really want to embrace peaceful parenting. My husband is so good at and I know with practice I will be too.

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  17. I'm having my first baby in March, so I'll be planning to follow all three of these! Thank you for sharing :)

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  18. I love your parenting resolutions. All three of those books are wonderful suggestions

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  19. These are all wonderful! My house is full of three teenagers and we all unplug weekly!

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  20. I love the idea of unplugging from social media for a few days. Some days I just get sucked right in!

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  21. The 5 Love Languages of Children is excellent! I should really do a refresher, as well as put my own novel reading on a brief hiatus. My little lady is 2, and she's a little sassafrass too...I should find a book on patient parenting. ;)

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    1. Lol at sassafrass! I'm excited to start reading The 5 Love Languages of Children.

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  22. Unplugging is key- it makes such a big difference.

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  23. These are great suggestions! I can’t unplug yet (grad school!), but I can definitely make an effort to be more present.

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  24. I definitely need to read a few parenting books this year. To date, I think I've read one. LOL

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  25. nice and wonderful info.
    thank you so much for sharing...


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  26. I really need to start unplugging a little more often. I'm starting to notice just how attached I am to my devices!

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  27. As a momblogger, disconnecting completely is hard for me, but I have been doing daily no phone hours. I also place my phone on airplane mode at night and don't look at it until after breakfast. I feel so much better since doing this.

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  28. These are three really great ideas and seem easy enough to start to implement. I’ve definitley been instituting “unplugged days” with our family as of late and it’s felt really good.

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  29. Love these recommendations! I just shared a post on the four best parenting books that I have read, and am obsessed with Janet Lanesbury's website and podcast and books -- know them?

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  30. These are great goals! I've thought about unplugged days and never followed through. Thanks for the encouragement. ;)

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  31. Love these tips! Especially the unplugging from social media one. That would make all of our lives better

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  32. Yes! I should totally plan a day to unplug from my phone! Thanks for the idea!

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  33. Moms have so much to accomplish and so little time! But there are plenty of short cuts in this business

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  34. Love the tips! I am going to add a parenting book to my list of books that I want to read this year.

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