My Halfway Through 2017 *Updated* New Year’s Resolutions

Back in January, I was motivated.

I love a new year! It’s filled with hope and renewal and promise. I made a list of things I wanted to do and accomplish. Some of the goals were lofty (lose 15 pounds!) and some were even loftier (organize my entire house from top to bottom!)

Now that we are halfway through this year (Hello, JULY?!), things have changed. I need to adjust some of these resolutions. Why? I’m a MOM.

So here are my updated resolutions for the rest of 2017:

1. Lose Weight. Forget losing weight. I’m trying to not GAIN any more weight at this point. Curse you, holidays. And summer vacation. And weekends. And Tuesdays.

2. Organize My House. All that house organizing? My new goal is to move all the darn Lego bricks, golf balls, and scraps of craft paper from my floors before my family comes to visit next month. Oh, and wash the guest room bedding.

3. Read More. Does reading the “Reality Steve” Bachelorette spoilers count? No? Okay, then I’m changing this to “GET THE KIDS TO Read More” so I have time to watch The Bachelorette.

4. Stop Drinking Wine on Weekdays.  Hahahahahahaha.

5. Cut Down on Spending and Save More. This one might have worked if #4 had worked. Oh, well.

6. More Date Nights. My plan was for the hubby and I to have a date night every other weekend. It would be a time for the two of us to talk and bond. This has changed to picking a Netflix series we can watch in bed together while the kids are watching Disney Channel in the other room. We have to turn the volume down really low because of curse words and sex scenes. It’s super romantic.

7. Spend Quality Time with the Kids Separately. I simply need to add “running errands” into the middle of this one. I brought Daniel with me to gas up the mini van last week. Annabel and I ran to Walgreens to pick up more printer paper. Check and Check.

8. Cut Down on Caffeine. Hahahahahahahahaha.

Okay, Moms. What are some resolutions that you need to “adjust?” Comment below!