New Years Resolutions

[ 1 ] December 31, 2007 |

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Okay, it’s New Year’s again — time to make my resolutions or check how I did with last year’s. And this year I am blogging about it. One of the advantages of publishing a blog is once this is posted I know I won’t lose my list and knowing others will read it may help keep me on task.

My list of 2008 New Year’s Resolutions is really a list of personal and professional goals. The key to success, according to the experts, is to make a plan on how to accomplish your objectives. (I think some of these experts had dependable childcare or didn’t have kids.)

– Do work that is creative, inspires me and is useful to others
– Make a To-do list every day and use it
– Learn at least one new technology this year
– Never leave more than 10 emails in my inbox

– Read to my kids every day
– Be mindful of our planet and its resources
(Recycle, Reuse, Reduce what we use. Clichéd but true)
– Stay on top of domestic chores (Well the laundry is clean, just not always folded)
– Find an exercise plan that fits my lifestyle
Don’t eat chocolate. Eat less chocolate. Eat dark chocolate
– Drink less coffee
– Be thankful for good friends and family

It may be helpful to share all or just some of your resolutions with your kids. Ask them if they want to make their own resolutions. This could be a valuable opportunity to teach your children about values and goal setting. Click comments to share your resolutions or tips on how to accomplish them.

Category: holidays, organization, parenting, thinking moms

Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Alex says:

    In my effort to get organized, I’ve been checking out offline and online resources. Please comment if you’ve used any of the following to get organized (and stay organized).

    – David Allen’s book: “Getting Things Done (GTD), the Art of Stress Free Living” (see
    – Software from 37 Signals: Ta-Da List, Backpack or Highrise (see
    – BatchBlue’s BatchBook software (see
    – Remember the Milk software (see

    Please comment if you have other suggestions for offline or online organization.

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