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New Year’s Resolutions: Take Two

New Year’s Resolutions: Take Two

Since the new year is upon us again, I decided to revisit my resolutions from last year. I’m embarrassed to report that the only one I was successful with was turning the water off while brushing my teeth. I didn’t start to compost, go to one farmer’s market and I still have too many Target bags hanging off of my pantry door. This year, I hope to do better, though now I have a baby AND a toddler so things seem harder to manage rather than easier.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for 2010

1. Serve more vegetables.

2. Eat as a family at least three nights a week. My husband doesn’t get home until an hour or more after I do, so eating together as a family of 4 almost never happens.

3. Stop feeling guilty about not staying home with baby #2 as long as I did with #1 and for not making his baby food like I did for his older brother.

4. Put laundry away as soon as it is folded so it doesn’t pile up and take an hour to organize and put away on the weekends.

5. Don’t stress out when starting to toilet train my toddler since he turns three this year. This, I’m sure, will be the hardest one to follow.

Are you making resolutions this year? Share them in the comments area below. Happy New Year!



  1. MaryKat Parks Workinger December 29, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Happy New Year, Green Mom!
    I applaud your courage!–I’m too chicken to look back at my resolutions from last year. But like you, I’m hoping to do better this year. One of the best things about having a daughter from China is that we get to celebrate Chinese New Year (which begins 2/3/2011). That gives me the whole month of January to formulate and “fine tune” my resolutions. Making resolutions really isn’t part of the traditional Chinese New Year, but it works for our blended family (and for a procrastinator mom, like me).

  2. Jennifer December 29, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Have you looked into Community Supported Agriculture? You can get direct from the farm produce on a regular schedule either delivered to your home or for pickup in most areas. Many are priced comparative to buying organic produce at the market. And it’s a great way to get exposed to veggies you might not otherwise try and it supports local businesses.

    You can see if this is an option in your area and learn more about it by visiting this site:

  3. Jennifer December 29, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Oh, never mind. I just saw your more recent post about breaking up with your CSA. Tee hee!

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