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Do You Make New Year’s Resolutions?


Happy New Year!! 

Do you make resolutions each year? 


I’m a little afraid of resolutions. It seems like I break them each year. I think I was setting my resolution bar too high. Instead, a few years ago I decided that I would have big goals I would work toward. And each January, I look at where I am now compared to the year before. That way I can see my progress and keep working toward the person I want to be.

I’m trying to teach my kids to work toward their goals and dreams too. We love sitting down with the kids and talking about our goals for each year — as individuals and together as a family. I think it’s great for them to write down short and long-term goals. And to be able to see where they are each year while they are working toward their goals.


Here are 10 Printables I love from some very talented people around blogland. Be sure to head over to their sites to find out more. You can print them off and use for yourself and with your family as you plan out 2013. Yay!!

Year and Month Resolution List @ Live, Laugh, Rowe

Let’s Do This Printable @ 30 Handmade Days

Celebrating the Year Printable @ Wonderful Joy Ahead

And here’s another one from 30 Handmade Days — Resoltuions kids can fill in themselves

New Years Intentions Printables @ Lolalina

Health Goal Printable @ Sarah Dawn Designs

Exercise Resolution Printable @ Balancing Home

Resolution Printable @ Teachers Pay Teachers

Resolution Kit @ Clean Mama Printables

Kids Year in Review Printable @ Teach Mama

Do you make resolutions? How do you keep on track with your resolutions during the year? I’d love to hear what works for you!!

Here’s to a wonderful 2013!!! 



  1. I love, love the Celebrating New Year’s printout. I am going to do this for and with my family tomorrow! Thank you for sharing such wonderful and inspirational ideas. It gives us pause to think about the big and small moments :)

  2. Tearing pictures and words out of magazines is a visual aid that helps me. I can put it where it reminds me, encouraging me through the year. I just use one piece of sturdy paper and make a collage of them. It doesn’t have to be pretty to be effective. While writing down our intentions helps, these “picture symbols” boost our subconscious mind, the place where all the real work begins.

  3. I just might print one of these and share with myself what I would like to do and accomplish…it is always a scary task but this has given me the incentive! Now which one do I use…they are all so fabulous! Thanks for sharing : ) Once again…HAPPY NEW YEAR

  4. I am incredibly bad at them too.. but those are some cute printables. Almost makes me consider it 😉

    Happy New Year!!

  5. No Resolutions for me! I made a list of wishes for 2013. Happy New Year Jen

  6. These are all so great! I too, am a goal maker. I tried to get my 7 year old to make goals this year. Hers were to get more clothes for her doll. Ha! If only life was that easy.

  7. I usually do make resolutions, but this year I’m sort of grooving on this word of the year thing – my word is “quiet” – I think my resolution is just to get some peace and quiet this year!

  8. tiffany h. says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I resolve to live like Barbara!!!

  10. Resolutions? No. At my age (70) I don’t buy green bananas. All that introspection, planning, and reminiscing looks way too stressful. I do what I enjoy; designing cutting files for digital cutters (and selling a few), cooking, keeping up with my PInterest boards, other crafts that I may find interesting from time to time, and swimming during the warmer months, and taking an occasional trip to the beach. Things you’ve discussed here change rather dramatically from decade to decade, I’ve found, and past a cetain age you no longer feel the need to do so much planning (resolving). You just do it if it still agrees with you every day. But I never made serious New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s Day is just another day, and that’s how I treat it.

  11. Love them ALL!! Incredibly grateful to be included amongst all of these too. Thanks so much, Jenn. HAPPY NEW YEAR… hoping to meet you at SNAP! xo, Kelly

  12. I agree that resolutions can seem daunting. I like the idea of setting goals. I also have a friend who simply lists the things she’s most looking forward to in the year that way if they don’t happen than you still got to look forward to it! Thanks for sharing the printables!


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