Sometimes less is more. If there was a trend with resolutions and goals this year, it would be minimalism. It felt like mamas are eager to get back to the basics in 2018.  Self-care, disconnecting from social media, and rediscovering the talents that may have gotten lost along the way were popular among the resolutions I read and I don’t blame you. Make 2018 about you, Mama.  We promise we’ll be here to remind you.

Be kinder to myself. I also want to be stronger myself to be able to inspire strength and independence on my little boy.

Gtay present, decreasing my screen time as well as my son’s!

Go to sleep at the same time every night =

Get kiddo to sleep in his own room!

Have weekly date night.

Disconnect from my phone in the evenings and read (a real book) every night before bed.

Be more forgiving of myself and of others.

I actually shy away from making hard resolutions for each new year – but I do like to think about what I’ve learned from the current year and apply it to the next. Some of the lessons I will carry into 2018 are that if you put energy out – you will receive back.

To not be afraid of asking and putting yourself out there! That you are not alone in any struggle.

To not be afraid of change as growth equals change. T

To be mindful that when I say yes to something, I’m not unintentionally saying no to something else I really need instead.

To nurture myself. I’m still a person, separate from being a mother, and resolve to instill more self-care in 2018.

Be the best mom to our baby girl.

Confidence. This is something I’ve always struggled with, so I’ve decided this is going to be my year of confidence!

Get back to writing, my world used to revolve around pen and paper and I’m ready to pick it up again.

Bring on the date nights! We are big foodies and it’s about time we got out there!

Better meal planning and being more creative with toddler snacks/meals

Eat way less sugar. I have PCOS which puts me at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, and I’ve been noticing scary side effects after eating sweets lately, like extreme thirst for hours. Plus all the other reasons to quit!

Turning my phone off when I’m with my kids. I’m addicted.

Keep not drinking and write more!

Get outside more, and spend less time in front of screens.

Cook a new recipe once a week, with a focus on wholesome clean eating that the whole family will enjoy.