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A Practical New Year’s Resolution for Moms

A Practical New Year’s Resolution for Moms

I hate making New Year’s resolutions. Generally because they are really just an admission of the things I should be doing any day of the year and simply don’t. I should resolve to eat better, to exercise, to be more patient, to wear a smile more. But those are all things I need to remind myself about way more than once a year. So this year I have one and only one very practical and important resolution…

My New Year’s Resolution

I resolve to read more to my infant son. By the time she was a year old, I had read hundreds, if not thousands of books to my daughter. My son, however, has never wanted to stay still even for the shortest books. Plus, once he gets home from child care, we can barely keep him up long enough to eat dinner, let alone to read. Books have simply fallen out of his routine. So I will find the shortest books and make a point to read at least one to him every night at bedtime and every morning after his bottle, and I will have my husband do the same. Nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.

Reading to a baby



  1. Commuter Mom January 4, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Best resolution I’ve heard this year! Be sure to include Brown Bear Brown Bear and Sheep in a Jeep in your rotation. 🙂

  2. Editor January 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

    What perfect timing! The latest eFamily News discusses reading to infants and toddlers.

  3. resolutionmom January 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I found this incredibly interesting…especially since I just started a blog about my new year’s resolution as a mom ( It’s comforting to know there’s a lot of us feeling the same way. P.S. The book that worked best with son when he was an infant as opposed to my 2 daughters was, “I Love You Because You’re You.” Good luck!

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