The following is a guest post from momAgendaCOMM blogger Jessica McFadden.
How are your New Year's resolutions doing? I thought that by the end of January I would have lost 20 pounds, reeled in 10 new clients, gone on four hot dates with my husband and transformed my three wild children to perfect little soldiers. Of course, those goals were too lofty, even for the most ambitious and industrious of mothers. But I have lost four pounds, gained two new clients, had one nice date and there has been less door slamming from the kids' bedrooms. I have visited the gym and yoga studio more this month than I did last, and I have eaten less white sugar and flour, more vegetables and fiber. These small successes are more attainable and realistic than huge life changes. This year, rather than making lofty goals, I am sticking to realistic resolutions. I believe that if I work towards these small goals each day, by the end of 2014 I will be one healthy, successful and zen mama! Less screens, more faces Less telling, more listening Less resentment, more forgiveness Less texting, more talking Less video games, more board games Less drive-through, more picnics Less fruit snacks, more fruit for snacks Less yelling, more yoga-ing Less Facebook, more facetime Less pizza delivery, more pizza-dough kneading Less coffee gulping, more tea sipping Less running ragged, more running...period Less housekeeping, more house loving Less Wii time, more "WE" time Less whine, more wine Less complaining, more praying Will you join me? Jessica McFadden is a mother of three children and the founder of A Parent in America, a lifestyle blog for parents and A Parent in Silver Spring, an award-winning site for families in the Washington, DC area. Connect with Jessica on Twitter and Facebook.