I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but I was never very good at keeping them. That is, until this year. I came across a few resolutions every mom should make and they make darn good sense.
3. I will accept that I do not enjoy every moment of parenting and I will embrace it. Nothing is perfect, why would parenting be any different? I will savor the fun times and handle the others with grace and dignity, but never again will I feel shame for not enjoying every moment.
2. I will make time each day that's my own. Whether that means a 20-minute drive alone, a hot bath, time at a real (gasp!) gym, or time to read a book, I need some time to be me.
And here’s the biggie.
1. I will not feel guilty about not being Wonder Woman. Just because I grew up wearing a Wonder Woman training bra does not mean I need to -- or can -- do all of the things all of the time. I am one person and I refuse to allow guilt to ruin my life.
Can you imagine NOT feeling guilty about something AND making “me time” every day? I swear I’m going to try! Here’s to being a less-stressed mom in 2013!