Friday, May 17, 2024

New Year’s Resolutions for Boca Moms

Here we are at the end of 2015! Another year of motherhood is in the books. And NEWS FLASH: Being a mom does not get easier over time. Of course we recognize our children are a blessing, but what I wouldn’t give to have a 24-hour break from the constant planning and anticipating of my little one’s wants and needs.

I’m exhausted, and I know I’m not alone here. Lately, I’ve been searching for ways to make my life slightly easier—to get back some of the “me time” I used to take for granted pre-mommyhood. That’s my 2016 New Year’s mission.

And here are the resolutions I’m going to follow to make sure it happens:

1. I resolve to work out regularly to stay healthy and sane—with the promise of a glass of wine afterward. (Good thing there’s a “Pound & Pour” class at Organic Movements every Wednesday night!)

2. I resolve to finally clean my child’s disgusting car seat. It’s time Boca moms. Lord knows what kind of germy buildup that thing has on it. (Book a car seat or stroller cleaning session with Shiny Hiney. You’ll thank me.)

3. I resolve to take all of the iPhone videos/photos I’ve been collecting this year and have them edited into a celebration slideshow the whole family can enjoy. (Who has the time to do this themselves? Outsource your project to the pros at 12welve 0 5ive Productions.)

4. I resolve to stop packing a diaper bag. Yep, you heard me correctly. Did you know you can buy all of your baby supplies for daily use, travel or the beach/pool pre-packed now? Products on the Go (founded by a Boca mom!) offers timesaving care packages that keeps all the necessities in one easy-to-grab pack. Done and done.

5. I resolve to throw in the towel when I don’t understand my child’s homework for the umpteenth time. Save your sanity (and your relationship with your child) by bringing in a tutor. (We love the variety of educated experts at Cender Scholars!)

6. I resolve to pamper myself. Did you know that downtown Boca reflexology spa Four Elements has “Mommy Mondays”? Getting your feet rubbed while your baby is playing or eating on your lap is the ultimate in mommy multitasking.

7. I resolve to book a babysitter more often. Sometimes you just need a few hours to yourself to relax or simply get things done.

However you are able to carve out more time for yourself in the New Year, just make sure it’s a priority. Because remember, you can’t take care of others without caring for yourself first. Have a happy and healthy New Year Boca moms!

Michelle Olson-Rogers
Michelle Olson-Rogers
Michelle Olson-Rogers, a native to Boca, is the founder of, 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.

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