Tackle It Tuesday – Finding My New Year’s Resolve

Tackle It Tuesday

I am still in denial.

Could it really be 2012? A new year?

A year closer to 40?

I used to be extremely anti-New Year’s Resolutions. I fought against the idea of setting a goal (or a handful of goals) on January 1st. I figured that I should be working on a better ME every day, all year, and January 1 was just a cliche. New Years Resolutions were made to be broken, right?

I took several years off from making New Years goals of any kind. Then, at some point (after I started blogging), I heard about people coming up with a “word of the year.” And finally something clicked with me.

As much as I rebelled against the idea of setting a once-a-year resolution, I did like the idea of starting a new year off with a FOCUS.

This weekend, as I reflected back over 2011 – the things that I accomplished and the things that I would change – a single word stood out to me.


I’m only two days into the New Year, and already I feel my word penetrating everything I do. I can work AND be a good mom to my five kids AND keep up with my house and errands. I can do it. It’s just a matter of balance. (Something I fear I had lost sight of towards the end of 2011).

Here’s to a balanced (and prosperous and enjoyable) New Year.

Do YOU have a word-of-the-year? (We’ve got a place to link up your resolutions and words!)


Calling All Tacklers!

We’re looking for YOU – guest bloggers to post about your own tackles right here. If you are interested in showing off your tackles (we all need some tips and ideas!) then send a quick email to lolli.5m4m at gmail (link in the About Lolli section at the bottom of the post). Thanks for your inspiring tackles!!

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

And here is a basic linky if you prefer your linkies the good old fashioned way!

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

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  1. says

    I can no less agree with your new year’s resolution because it applies for me as well. I think I badly need “balance” this year—a balance with my three kids, husband, household works and online job. I just hope we do not lose track of this promised balance and stay on course the entire 2012.


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