New Year’s Resolutions.

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?

I kind of do.

Since I’m running my first half marathon this summer, one of my resolutions is to run more. This seems only logical.

I’m also vowing to live more in the present — less time on social media and the computer and more time just living fully.

I’ve been thinking a lot about a resolution that would incorporate my kids a bit more — and one that would help us all to grow. It finally came to me as I sat with Yaya, helping her spell words for the thank-you notes she was writing and coloring for family and friends.


Each week, my 4-year-old daughter and I will be writing a thank you note (which may also contain a few scribbles from Baby Boy) to someone. I’m excited to collaborate with her — to discuss who it is in our lives that we are grateful for and how we can specifically articulate that in our note to that person. We’ll be sharing our ideas on the blog, of course, and hope you’ll join in on the fun — whether it’s by sharing your encouragement or thoughts or doing your own projects at home!

My hopes are that it will help BOTH my daughter and me to see the positive in our lives, that others will feel encouraged and built up by our efforts, and that it will raise awareness in her mind (and mine!) for the many helpers in our community.

Who are you grateful for in your life? How do you help your little ones to express gratitude? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the “comments” section!



  1. I love this idea! Unfortunately expressing gratitude and thankfulness is not something I’ve been good at teaching my kids. Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday!


  1. […] week I announced our New Year’s resolution to send a thank you note each week for the year 2014. Last week, Yaya worked on her thank you note stationary. She created a […]

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