It's New Years and everyone is posting their resolutions. Lose weight, be healthy, stick to a schedule, go to the gym, volunteer, get a promotion; honestly it is all so stressful. Seriously, y'all you need to chill out on with the endless resolutions that make you feel inferior. My opinion? Be lazy. Embrace your inner lazy mom and resolve to do less, not more. There are lazy mom resolutions every mom should make, especially you type A moms out there (no judgment, just sayin').
I'm lazy. I know it and I love it and I make no apologies for it. I tried not to be lazy when my oldest was little, but I sucked at it and it stressed me out and made me feel like I was constantly failing (even when I wasn't). I tried to do everything "perfectly," and do all the "right things" and do whatever a "good mom" does. It made me, literally, want to give up on this whole parenting thing. I felt like I couldn't do it all or as well as anyone else, so why try? My house doesn't look like a Pottery Barn ad and I didn't have Williams-Sonoma Christmases. However, and it it took me a while to actually realize it, but that's not me and that's not my life and as soon as I let go of my unrealistic expectations and embraced my lazy, everyone's lives improved.
So, mamas, consider an alternative this year. Instead of planning to do more, resolve to be unapologetically lazy. In fact, here are some suggestions to get you started: