As a mum of three, these days my new year’s resolutions aren’t just about me, they are also about my family and the goals I have as a parent for the year ahead. I have previously shared my resolutions as a mum, and I wanted to put together some goals I want to achieve in 2020.
All three of the children started swimming lessons in 2019 and I can’t recommend them enough. I had previously taken Carly as a baby, but stopped going and the kids are all a little wary of going underwater and swimming unaided. Since they started attending swimming lessons regularly, they have all increased in confidence in the water. Being able to swim is a brilliant skill to have and I want them to continue with their lessons in the new year, eventually reaching the stage where they can achieve badges, which I know they will love.
The children all love to read, and the older two are doing well at school with their reading, but they don’t tend to read as much at home as I would like them to. Life is busy and reading can get pushed to the bottom of the pile but this year I want to focus on reading more books both alone and with the children. My personal goal is three books a month, and I want the children to be setting their own realistic goals as well. We have been visiting the library more in 2019, so this year will see more trips.
Last year, Ed and I made a conscious effort to get outside more with the children on a weekend and during the school holidays and I really want to continue this in 2020. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area of the country with both the coast and the New Forest National Park within a short distance from us. Last year we took a few short trips across the country to the Lake District, Cornwall, Somerset and Wales, and I want to do more of this. We have already planned a trip to Scotland, and I am thinking of where else we can explore with them too.
I read a brilliant family friendly recipe book last year, and I have been meaning to cook more with the children since, as it is a great way to get them more involved in mealtimes and encourage them to eat a variety of foods. I have already cooked some simple meals with the children, but I want to do even more in 2020. I will be getting out the recipe book with them and picking some meals we can cook together at least once a week.
Do you have any family orientated goals for the new year? I would love to hear them in the comments!
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