Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

I have not written since August.  I started a new position then and have been overwhelmed with all of the horrible wonderful new things that come with that.  But it's a new year and one of my resolutions is to keep up with this blog.  I am going to try to post here at least 3 times a week.  So with that being said, here is my first post of 2011.

Every year I make at least one New Year's Resolution.  Three years ago I told people that my resolution was to gain 20 pounds since I knew that was one I could keep!  Almost every year, I committ to living in the moment and trying to be more present focused.  It's on my list again this year.  I expect that one to be thrown out the window by 8:00 Monday morning. 

One resolution that I intend to keep this year is to enjoy being a mother more.  I know that some of you who know me may be saying to yourselves, "What!? You always seem like you're loving every minute of it!"  And I do enjoy it most of the time but lately I have found myself complaining a lot.  Maybe not to any of you, but inside my own head.  I have gotten hung up on how exhausted I am all the time and on counting the minutes until naptime or bedtime when I can have 5 uninterrupted minutes to myself.  I have even resorted to locking myself in the bathroom when Rick comes home and pretending that I have to go so that I can have some peace for a few minutes.  All of this is very sad to me. 

I have two gorgeous daughters who are healthy, smart, and happy.  I know many mothers who cannot say this but still seem to enjoy being a mom.  I know moms who have children with Down's Syndrome, autism, or developmental delays.  What I notice in many of these warrior moms is that they have learned to appreciate all of the small successes and joys that a lot of us take for granted. 

I have resolved this year that I am going to stop wishing for a nap every five seconds minutes and instead enjoy all of the craziness that comes with being a mom of twins.  I am going to create wonderful memories with them and I am going to stop watching the clock or playing on my iPhone while their lives whiz by. 

Happy New Year!


  1. Kim, sounds like you are a normal mom. We all experience those moments. Rather than wanting time to pass, call a friend. Us moms are in this together. Never hesitate to call or just drive over. Let me know, it is a "moment" and I will be available.

  2. Thanks, Amy. You are one of those moms that makes it look very easy. You seem to enjoy every moment and that's what I am working towards. I appreciate the offer and the support!
    Now, lock your doors because I could show up at any time!