The New Year is here, and although some of us may be the type to be anti-resolutions, they’re out there. The “New Year’s Resolutions” talk will be everywhere. So I’ve come up with 6 simple New Year’s resolutions that are super easy to keep as a mommy. I’ve got 3 kids and I wanted to make sure that these were easy enough to keep up with throughout the year, even when I’m super busy! Here they are:
1. SHARE STORIES ABOUT THE BIBLE WITH THEM DAILY
Anything that pops to mind. Read the word, or remind them of the sacrifice of Jesus. Tell them about king David, or about Moses, or about the disciples, or about the way God would appear to some of them. If you read something important the night before, share it with them the next day. Not only will it stick with you longer, but they will have learned something new, and possibly share it with friends.
2. DRINK MORE WATER WITH YOUR KIDS
The other day my daughter was very dehydrated and I realized she wasn’t drinking enough water when I went into her room and she had 4 water bottles that were almost full. My kids love juice, as all other kids do. Now, I’m not the type of mom to say no to juice every once in a while, but this year I’m cutting down big time. Juice once a day is it (School juice counts). So when they come home, all they will drink is water. I’ve struggled with this because they refuse to drink water (especially in cold weather seasons), but I know it’s for their own good. And if they see you drink water, they’re more likely to do it too. You should check out this post I have on an alternative to juice : HERE
3. DISCONNECT FROM ALL ELECTRONICS FOR 30 MINUTES A DAY
And when you do, spend those 30 minutes exclusively with your children. Play with them, converse with them, hold their hand, take them for a walk, read them a story, ask them about their day etc.
4. USE KIND WORDS TO BUILD UP YOUR CHILDREN
“You’re beautiful”, “You’re really strong”, “You have very fast feet”, “You’re so funny”, etc. Sometimes life can get super busy, especially during the school year, but it’s important we take a step back and invest in our children in this way.
5. HUG YOUR KIDS MORE OFTEN
Hug them! Just do it! In the morning, at night, when you drop them off. Anytime is a good time for a hug. My parents weren’t really huggers, so it became awkward as I got older, but I want my kids to . show each other affection daily and I’m the example.
6. STOP COMPLAINING AND DELEGATE RESPONSIBILITIES
Stop getting frustrated that the living room is a mess with toys and pillows on the floor. Stop complaining about the mountain of dishes that you need to was, about the trash needed to be taken out, about the kid’s drawers being messy. Delegate responsibilities to your kids and ask your husband to help around. Ease your plate a little, everyone can help!
And there you have it! These are super easy, okay maybe the last one will be the harder one for me haha, but hey I’m making a conscious effort to do it. I hope you ladies find these doable and easy to remember. Than you for coming!