Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My One New Years Resolution for 2012

2012 Resolution Notebook by iloveitall on etsy
First post of 2012 - best make it a resolutions one. I am not a huge one for resolutions- not sure why - just never really got into it. But last year I did make some (see the post here) - and I would say I did pretty well at getting through them. As expected the "exercise once a week" never got off the ground (unless running after after a one year old some counts - surely it does), but I would say I did achieve the "spend more time outside as a family".

So what's up for 2012 - well I am not going to make a list this year (as much as i love ticking things off lists) - but I will make one:

To be the best mum I can be to my son and our soon (very very soon) to join us second child. And above all - to be honest about it.

What do I mean be honest about it? Recently I had a very close friend comment that I make pregnancy look easy and I appear to breeze through it. Yes i have been very lucky in that my pregnancy has had no complications and having small babies also helps particularly in the last few months. That is not to say it has been easy though - most days I would come home so exhausted from work, I was hanging for my 5pm nap whenever possible, I had some serious moments of irrational bitchiness to my husband, tears for no reason more often than I care to remember, short patience with the world and did I mention I have been exhausted for the last 9 months. So why did i hide this side of my pregnancy from my closest friends. I honestly don't know. So - hence 2012 is going to be a year about being honest in my role as a mother. When someone asks how I am, I am not going to breeze over it and say - good thanks, how are you.

So that's my resolution. Any you care to share?

PS - i will be awol for the next couple of weeks - due to baby stuff (as in having it and surviving the first few weeks), but promise to be back soon! In the meantime I will be hanging out on facebook - so make sure to stop by for any baby annoucements and to say hello.


  1. What a great new years resolution!

    Sometimes it is just easier to do the 'Good thanks, How are you?' thing.

    Goodluck with Bub, hope all goes smoothly, can't wait to hear the announcement.

    Tamara x

  2. Wishing you only the best for the birth and those newborn months, Kate! May 2012 be a sparkler for you ☺. J x

  3. What an amazing way to start the new year! I am not a mother myself, but I do hope to be one day in the not-too-distant future. I know that for many of my friends it's a struggle to admit that things are crappy sometimes. I think it probably really helps to talk it through- maybe even with someone that's not a mum? Wishing you an amazing 2012 :)

    PS I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're keen :)

  4. Thanks for featuring my 2012 Resolutions journal, I appreciate you! I am not normally a resolutions maker either, but this year I did and am doing well on 3 of them {out of 4}! Best of luck in welcoming your newest little love bug to the world!




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