Pictured above: Michelle Olson-Rogers with her daughter, Avery, and her nephew, Aden.
My Boca mom 2018 New Year’s resolutions
It’s a new year, Boca moms! The start of 2018 means our kids will grow another year older and so will we. Ack. Most people tend to do a little personal and professional reflection during this time. I’m no different of course, except I also try to take a step back and look at how I’m doing as a Boca Raton mother. Spoiler alert: I’m awesome (and so are you! Why would you even question that?)!
So, I’ll move right on to the whole resolution part of this reflective process and attempt to make some well-intentioned promises for the 365 days ahead. Here are my 2018 Boca mom New Year’s resolutions! Maybe some of them can even be yours as well?
- I resolve to take better care of myself. If this means scheduling a sport/play date/music or acting class for my daughter while I take a Pound fitness class or get a pedicure, so be it. I’m worth it. In my Boca house, if mama isn’t healthy and happy, no one is.
- I resolve to drink wine only three days per week. This one is going to be tough, but limiting my vino intake will not only help my waistline, but my wallet, too. Because I don’t drink the cheap stuff…
- I resolve to yell less and hug more. I know that mom life can be stressful, but honestly what is yelling actually going to accomplish with my kid? Time to save my loud voice for when a situation becomes scary or dangerous i.e. busy parking lots and raised monkey bars. Then it will be put to good use.
- I resolve to stop with the stuff. After the holidays, my child now has more toys and clothes than she knows what to do with. I can’t gripe too much because that’s a fortunate situation to be in, but I yearn to be a minimalist. It’s my dream! As I look ahead to Easter and birthdays, I’m vowing to gift experiences, not things in 2018.
- I resolve to put family first. Work and obligations aren’t going to comfort me when I’m sad or sick. If you’ve had the flu recently, you know what I’m talking about. So, if my nephew wants to hang out with me for a couple hours, I’m closing my laptop and taking him to the park.
- I resolve to focus on moi. In Boca Raton, someone will always have it better than you do. Instagram is truly a blessing and a curse, isn’t it? It’s time to put the blinders on and focus on my own family, business and home and stop comparing my life to others. I think this simple change is a key part of being happier and more grateful and an important value to instill in our kids.
What are some of your resolutions for 2018? Comment below!
Michelle Olson-Rogers, a native to Boca, is the founder of ModernBocaMom.com, a lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. Modern Boca Mom features family events, activities, classes, fitness, dining, travel, home improvement and shopping options—as well as a weekly MOMpreneur spotlight! She and her husband Andrew have one daughter, Avery.