Link up in our New Years 2009 Resolution Carnival

by Susan

What are your 2009 New Year’s Resolutions?

A few of my resolutions (or goals as I like to think of them) are:

  1. Enjoy each day and savor each moment with my girls.
  2. Lose a few holiday pounds and get in shape. (Although I lost all of my baby weight last year, I’m still hopelessly out of shape. Must. Exercise.)
  3. Organize and manage my projects more effectively. (Psst… I’ve got a fantastic solution for this… check back Monday.)
  4. Take more video of my girls. (They’re growing up too fast… I need to capture more.)
  5. Read and comment on more blogs. (I’m so busy that I don’t spend enough time enjoying the blogosphere and commenting.)

Now it’s your turn… what do you resolve to do this year?

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Beth January 2, 2009 at 11:29 am

Instead of making a whole year resolution, I’m taking it month by month-easier to follow through!!


2 Andi January 2, 2009 at 11:42 am

I’m only making one resolution this year, because less is more ;-)


3 Sherry January 2, 2009 at 12:37 pm

I have mine as goals instead of resolutions. This next week I’m going to break them down into how I can accomplish them, too.


4 Kool Aid January 2, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for the link up. I’m doing something different with my resolutions this year, but it looks like I’m not the only one!


5 Heather January 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I want to comment more on blogs too. I do a lot of reading, but usually get interrupted before I can leave a comment. Then I lose my train of thought (or it completely derails!) and I forget what I wanted to say.


6 The Happy Housewife January 2, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I could have written your list! Great goals, I hope to accomplish many similar ones.


7 Just Mom January 2, 2009 at 2:57 pm

My story is long, but the resolutions are short.

Happy New Year.


8 Beth January 2, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Did my resolutions list. It’s going to be a fun year! Happy New Year Everyone!!


9 Alicia January 2, 2009 at 4:12 pm

So fun! I did New Year’s blogging resolutions!


10 FireMom January 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm

My goals are all pretty much the same as last year because they’re continuous goals. I just updated them with some new rules/etc. Except for that weight loss one.



11 Organizing Mommy January 2, 2009 at 5:01 pm

This is a what I’m NOT going to do/ rather than what I resolve to do. A different twist.


12 Mom Of Faith January 2, 2009 at 5:01 pm

I had a hard time publishing all of mine…but I did. It was nice to get it all off my chest:)


13 Maria January 2, 2009 at 5:02 pm

here’s my goal list


14 Christine S January 2, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Live – Laugh – Love! Cliche but so true!

Love this idea you’ve got going on here! :)


15 cathy davis January 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm

I’m working on my heavenly goals and I’ll keep praying the earthly ways I need to follow will happen (wait…what?) ;).


16 Lolli January 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm

OK–you got me to make some resolutions. I usually don’t make specific New Years resolutions. But what the heck–I could always use some work on these things.


17 rjleaman January 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm

I’m not sure I’ll admit to making any New Year’s Resolutions — since there’s a stunning long track record of abysmal (sometimes public) failure behind (and I do mean “behind”!) me on that road of good intentions! Goals, maybe… and a few plans… :)


18 Shannon January 2, 2009 at 8:10 pm

I love reading Goal lists – it motivates me!
Blessings for 2009!


19 Mominator January 2, 2009 at 8:30 pm

I made goals…I also love reading other goals…gives me ideas. :)


20 Stephanie January 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Thanks for sharing your resolutions, Susan! #1 and #4 are on my list too. :)


21 Mel January 3, 2009 at 1:26 am

Too funny. I was just wondering if you would put up a link for the resolutions. I can’t wait to head out and read everybody’s. Good luck with your resolutions. I too hope to capture my kids on video more and to get out and enjoy the blogosphere community.


22 judy haley (coffeejitters) January 3, 2009 at 2:47 am

I’m just hoping to get this baby safely from inside my belly to outside my belly and then adequately care for her


23 Ileana January 3, 2009 at 3:56 am

Instead of resolutions I decided to choose One Word to keep focused on. This year’s one is HEALTH.


24 Lisa January 3, 2009 at 9:42 am

Ooh, I really like Ileana’s plan to focus on one word. It would be tough to pick… Maybe I’d pick “mindful” or “breathe” or just “simplify”. I’m usually too uncomfortable to make resolutions because I’m more afraid of breaking them. I guess it’s a sign of how I’ve grown in the past year that I’m ready to make them this year.


25 Casey January 3, 2009 at 9:48 am

Happy New Year and best wishes to all!


26 Susan Heim January 3, 2009 at 11:20 am

I resolve to have more fun this year! I’m always working, or feeling guilty when I’m not. I want to relax more and know that I deserve it. And now that my kids are getting older, I want us to do more fun things together.


27 pam January 3, 2009 at 11:22 am

Happy New Year, no resolutions, just going with the one word focus.


28 Misslionheart January 3, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I need to get my house in order…full.stop!


29 Lisa January 3, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I am finally going to write about my mom, her life, and my relationship with her. It is coming upon the 10th year of her passing.


30 Amy - One Mom's Memos January 3, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I resolutions are few but major. Happy New Year to all!


31 Cascia January 3, 2009 at 6:26 pm

I haven’t listed my resolutions on my blog yet but mine are very similar to yours. I’m planning on getting more organized with my blog and hopefully increase my readers and visitors. My traffic went way, way down recently so I’m trying a new strategy for 2009. I also would love to get more video of my kids. I agree with you they grow up way too fast. I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!


32 Kristen of La Dolce Vita January 3, 2009 at 8:09 pm

I don’t usually set New Year’s Resolutions but felt this year was the perfect time to start, and if I put it in writing maybe they will stick!


33 Beachcomber January 4, 2009 at 1:11 am

Great list. This is the first time I have done this link up.


34 Sandy Cooper January 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm

I hope it’s not too late for me to link up. I just got my post up yesterday. :)



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