How are your resolutions going so far?

Hopefully, you haven’t scrapped them already.

If you haven’t, don’t.  Keep at it.  Don’t throw in the towel.

If you have, or if you never made any to begin with, how about just…this.

How about if this year, you simply:

Demand respect.  

From your spouse.  From your partner.  From your CHILDREN. From your friends.  From your family.  From your acquaintances.  From YOURSELF.  If you don’t deserve the respect, then THIS YEAR, do whatever you must do to become a person worthy of it.  


You don’t need more time, more equipment, a more detailed plan, a space on your calendar, more nerve, it to feel easier, or for it to be the beginning of the week.  Just go do the thing you already know you need to do. Big or small, you have a thing in mind.  Do it.  

Embrace the concept of “Both”.

Fully experience and fully FEEL the good AND the bad this year.  Don’t let one water down the other.  They are BOTH present, and BOTH have the power to transform you in POSITIVE ways.  Wring all you can, from each one.  

Don’t Succumb to the “Screw-Its”

Mostly everything you do this year that you will later cause you to be dismally disappointed with yourself, and/or pon

der the question “what is the actual MATTER with me?” will likely begin with the declaration, “Ah screw it”.  (Followed immediately by you jumping off some sort of wagon) (Now, how is that not true? Someone tell me.)

There’s no guarantee this will be a Happy New Year for you…but it can definitely be a Worthwhile One.  

Demand Respect.  Act.  Embrace.  No “screw-its”.

2019 Mom-spiration 👍

Hayley Hengst
Hello AMB readers! I'm Hayley. Wife to my high school sweetheart, Nason. Stay-at-home mom to three boys/angels/tyrants (primarily tyrants). Most days, I am very content in that role. Other days, well, you know how it goes. I absolutely love writing for Austin Moms Blog. I also love: books, bubble baths, Mexican food, porch swings, and travelling. I hate: the hustle and bustle of trying to get out the door, on time, with all three of my kids. Seriously, I just kind of give up. You can read more about my crazy crew at!


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