Happy 2018, everyone! I spent a very rare and magical few moments alone earlier today while the kids’ naps overlapped and quickly got caught up on a cute little journal I purchased to kickoff the year. Each day prompts you with a family-related question. If you’re interested, it’s called Q+A for Moms Five Year Memory Journal. Find it here.
The first prompt of the new year asked: What are your resolutions for your family this year? to which, I immediately wrote: to create more space. Let me explain.
Since reading Simplicity Parenting and revisiting one of my fav reads ever, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui earlier this year, I’ve realized just how chaotic and busy our lives are thanks to all the physical STUFF cluttering our home. There is also emotional STUFF. That project we never finished. That broken zipper jacket I keep meaning to take somewhere to have fixed. It goes on and on.
The problem is that when you’re a parent, unless you regularly drop your kid into a playpen (or have help in the form of a babysitter), true, unencumbered, focused free time to work through mundane to dos that keep junk from piling up are rare. It follows then that my goal for the year is to work on cleaning out and simplifying so we have more space in our homes, schedules, and minds so we feel that we can spend more time having fun as a family.
via Chic Studies
What are your resolutions for yourself and/or your family this year?