New Years Time is upon us! There are many wonderful traditions to start with your kids during this time of year. One of my favorites is interviewing each kid and keeping it as a record. It will be awesome to go back and compare this year with next year. Some of the questions may change as they grow but mostly stay the same to look upon their growth as people. New Years interview with the kids is fast going to be a favorite tradition. They can be fun to keep to your self and savor, or share them with Grandparents and family.
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New Years Interview with The Kids
Think about when asking and recording kid questions (if they are not big enough to do so on their own) to ask them separately. Little ones have a tendency to be easily swayed by sibling answers! I can’t wait to try these out on my kiddos this year. New Years Eve interviews with a 3 and 6 year old will make for some good memories.
What is your favorite:
Thing to do?
Place to go?
Show or movie?
9. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
10. What do you want to be when you grow up?
11. What are you going to do different this year than last?
12. Who are your friends?
13. If I gave you $100 dollars what would you do with it?
14. What are you afraid of?
15. What is one wish for the new year?
16. I think it is very funny when?
Be sure to be on the lookout for my upcoming New Years Traditions with Kids post!
New Year’s Resolutions are upon us. It is human nature to try to better ourselves. Pursuit of happiness is something we all have right to and a yearning for. Setting goals or resolutions is one of the ways most people strive for that next level. Read on for 4 mindful and resolution worthy New Year Mom goals. Followed by a FREE printable Monthly Resolution Journal!!!
Us moms always have mom goals. Sometimes they don’t involve being a mom though. Either way, if it be fitness, parenting, personal or professional they are important even if only to ourselves.
I am going to challenge you this year when creating your new resolutions to be mindful and not mind full.
As you set your resolutions this year try to think more about how you will enjoy the road along the way and less about enjoying the end result. Of course you want those end goals but just like cheat day of a diet, enjoying the ride towards the goal will go a long way in helping you reach it!
Here are 4 Awesome Mom Goals for you to aim at this year!
Treat Yo Self
Always Try Your Best
Love your Babies
Practice Teamwork with your Partner
1. Treat Yo Self
Being a parent, partner and person can mean a lot of sacrifice and struggle. Again I am going to refer to that cheat day analogy. It is so mush easier to be successful in the pursuit of happiness if we take time along the way to enjoy. I’m not saying to ignore the struggle or push off the important bits that are hard, just remember to take a break and smell the roses every once in a while.
There are so may options to consider when you are looking to treat yourself. Each person may need or want something different. Some examples could be running and exercise, mani and pedi, hot bath and a good book, vacation and dinner out, new video game to binge out with, working in your garden, wine, …. And the list could go on and on!
The challenge here is to choose your treat as something that truly brings you happiness in the now and can keep you on track for your future goal as well.
2. Always Try Your Best
This may seem like an odd open ended resolution but that makes it no less important. If you are working towards these goals and you know you tried your best it is easier to enjoy the building moments.
It is most important to remember that you are not always going to be operating at peak performance every day and therefore your best will change in each moment. Some days, weeks or even months at a time we struggle with things like sickness, sadness or worry.
Remember that circumstances matter. A marathon runner knows things will be more difficult in the rain. A mom knows things will change if she has the kids at home and a broken foot to heal.
Be mindful of the moment and always try your best.
3. Love your Babies
Some of you may be thinking “I already do this!” and I know you do! Me too! What I really mean is to be mindful about enjoying them and yourself while you are loving them.
Choose moments everyday to savor, record or to just be in!! Be mindful of how much you have the phone in your hand. Mindful of events and extra curricular activities you choose to participate in. Mindful of the company you keep, the language you use and the example you set.
You want them to truly feel the love and not just you checking off that box in your to do list.
4. Practicing Teamwork with your Partner
Working with your significant other to achieve joint family goals. Going after happiness with that person mindfully. A part of enjoying and loving life is having people around you to share it with. When those people are happy and loved it makes everything that much better.
Remember we are focusing on enjoying the journey and not just the end goal here. Date nights, quality time, intentional listening and mindful responses can create good communication and a loving happy team!
Working together with another person is a great time to pull on each others strengths. It is awesome to have help when you try your best and are not 100 percent.
These are great resolutions. I hope the inspire you to enjoy the journey as you are working to the amazing end goals and Mom resolutions.
I have created a downloadable monthly resolution tracking journal. Please use it this year to practice mindfulness while in pursuit of happiness.