The New Year’s Hello and Goodbye List for Moms

The New Year is almost here. Hello and goodbye to the present and the past. I’m ready for 2018 and willing to move on from 2017.  As moms, the passage of time is both exciting and a little bittersweet, too. On one end of the time spectrum for moms, it’s thrilling to see our babies take their first steps; but on the other end of the spectrum, it is oh so sad when we drop off our child at college and return home to face his empty room.

And as the last hours of this year tick away, I want you to know that you have been a big part of my 2017. I’ve been encouraged by your comments on our site, and I’ve been touched and humbled when you’ve asked me to share in your heartaches and pray for you and your families.

So as we wrap up the last month of the year, know that Susanme and iMOM are here for you. I am here for you.

Let’s say hello to 2018 and goodbye to what’s better left behind in 2017.

  • Hello to accepting who we are as a mom, and good-bye to trying to be the kind of mom we’re not.
  • Hello to spending more time with our children, and good-bye to the hypnotizing pull of our phones.
  • Say hello to dinners as a family, and good-bye to feeling guilty when dinner isn’t a home-cooked masterpiece.
  • Hello to a happier marriage, and good-bye to comparing our marriage.
  • Hello to being firm with our children, and good-bye to being harsh with them.
  • Say hello to leaning on our friends, and good-bye to trying to go it alone. {Tweet This}
  • Hello to praying more, and good-bye to worrying about things out of our control.
  • Hello to a fresh start and good-bye to the missteps of the past.

Happy New Year!

(Tell me–what are you going to say hello to in 2018?)


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