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Five Things This Mom Is Letting Go Of In 2017

facdeFriends I gotta tell you I am so tired.  2016 was a whopper of a year.

The twins have assumed their status as ,”The Terrible Two’s Duo,” the big girls have entered the wide world or organized travel sports,  I started a new career and The Donald is about to take office.

Like I said…a whopper of a year.

Every year I make the obligatory New Year’s Resolutions and every single year I fail at them…miserably.  Resolutions are really a positive thing though.  It think they allow us to reflect on our lives and attempt to make necessary changes.  Even if we fall of the horse, (or in my case fall off of the horse and get trampled to a bloody pulp,) they are still a healthy and reflective component of personal growth.

This year I am resolving…with a twist.  there will be no diet, exercise, less swearing and drinking, more church kind of resolutions.  I have been there and failed those.  This year I am letting go of the things that are just not productive nor conducive to my life.


The motto of 2017 is….Buh-bye mom guilt!  This is the year I revoke my coveted mom titles.


The first title that I am throwing out of the window is Keeper of the Shopkins…and Legos…and Random Nonsense.  I have been holding onto this bad boy for way too long.

“Mom!  Where is my Lego girl with the brown hair?”

“Mom!  I can’t find that picture that I drew three months ago, where IS IT!?”

“Honey do you know where my tan socks are?”

You know what guys?  I probably do know where all this crap is, but I am not going to tell you.  I am all done enabling the laziness of this family.  Here is a thought….go look for it.  If that doesn’t work then go ask your dad.  I will no longer be responsible for keeping track of these menial objects in your life.  They are not important…clearly!  I mean you lost them so how vital can they really be?  If you were neglectful with your tiny trinkets and lost them then the natural consequence is YOU LOST THEM.  Do not even think about asking me to replace them.  If you want a new Shopkin then do some damn chores and buy them yourselves.


What can I say… I am a quitter.  Click HERE to read the rest of my “Quit List.”


3 Little Buttons
Cuddle Fairy

Admissions Of A Working Mother

Diary of an imperfect mum
Dear Bear and Beany
Life Love and Dirty Dishes
Twin Mummy and Daddy
A Mum Track Mind
Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #78
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
Petite Pudding
Mummy Times Two
My Random Musings
My Petit Canard

54 thoughts on “Five Things This Mom Is Letting Go Of In 2017

  1. Heading over to read the full post now, but I HATE Shopkins. They are the devil’s tool I tell you. They get lost so easy and then the dog eats them. Blah-blah-blah… There is just NO winning with those things….

  2. I loathe resolutions, so I’m with you. Saying goodbye to Mom guilt is logical and I’m on board! (Although I may call it wife guilt, because my husband needs my help more than the kids do. Sigh.)

  3. I love this. I was just thinking today I need to get rid of the notion of pre-birth and after birth. (He is 5). No more trying to be the person I was pre-birth. I am never loosing those last 5 pounds, a chaotic house is the norm. … nope time to just be who I am now. No more mom guilt.

  4. Finally a set of resolutions that I can really get on board with! I love the no more begging and pleading style. Mine are only 2 and 4 but I’m sure it can never too early to learn about consequences right? Happy New Year lovely! Thanks for linking up to #DreamTeam x

  5. This is way too funny! I love it! While I am not a mom, I did help my parents raise my 4 siblings. I do get mother’s day presents, and I am the “mean parent”. I have been told I even dress like a “cool mom”. I will take it. I think my parents and I collectively learned what “enablement”is. We coddled and helped and did for everyone and now it has become the norm. We are having to break many years of bad habits in my siblings because we didnt let them do it themselves. So kuddos!!! xox, Ariel

  6. I’ve totally avoided resolutions myself but this is a good one! Too much pressures to perform as a mom. You ha e your hands full so this is a good life resolution to take on!! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

  7. I am so with you in letting go of the mum guilt. Just wrote about it myself that we need to accept we can’t get it all right and just go with the flow! And if your lego girl was so important, put it back where you know it should go!

  8. Legos are evil. Wonderful…but evil at the same time. I’m threatening this year to go all OCD on organizing my kids stuff and then telling them that if they don’t put it back where it belongs it gets thrown out. Though, I have to admit being a Pinterest addict. What can I say, I love it. Thanks for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  9. Ha! We always end up being the keepers of random nonsense, don’t we? Often when my daughter can’t find one of her toys, it’s in my handbag – she likes to hide things in there. #FridayFrolics

  10. Completely and totally agree with you! I hate all this things too. And I’ve stoped being a family “lost-stuff detector# a while ago. It really isn’t worth my time and my nerves. Guess what! They can find everything by themselves! Not as helpless as they appeared to be, right! 😉 #FridayFrolics

  11. OMG I’m so hearing you. Yesterday my husband asked me where a very important circle of paper was. This circle was apparently less than half an inch in diameter and vital that it did not get lost. Seriously???? You loose a bit of paper the size of a Smartie and expect me know where it is. (I did know where it was. In the bin because it was a tiny bit of paper left on the side I assumed it was rubbish) Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  12. Oh yes, yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I spent an hour looking for Bebop’s head one morning this vacation. Why wasn’t it attached to his body? It was being used as a “rainmaker” for a live action version of Splatoon. #boymomproblems

    Thanks for sharing with us on #FridayFrivolity

  13. I like all of these! I would definitely not be queen of the lunches when my time comes for my little ones to need packed lunches. Good luck with these I hope they last and they have heir desired effect 😉 Thanks for joining at #familyfun

  14. Oh I try so hard to keep all the pieces for all the playlets together! I do hate it when a piece goes missing so I’m going to have to hold onto this one a while longer! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  15. Love this! I am all for ditching the mum guilt! All of us mums do so much, I don’t think we have anything to feel guilty about! #stayclassymama

  16. Keeper of the Shopkins… this is TOO MUCH! I’m crying a little on the inside. 😂 I hate those damn things…

    Pinned! Visiting from the Pin Me linky. Happy weekending to you!

  17. Your post is so what I been feeling. I wrote a similar post about 2017 being my year of “letting go.” I want 2017 to be the year that I no longer keep a mental inventory of everyone’s belongings in our house. I started off this year by playing with my kids Lego’s. No not just cleaning them up but actually playing. Us mom’s need to play more clean less. Here’s to a more free, fun year.

  18. I like to hide the little pieces of toys just to wind up the wife haha! Only problem I forget where I put them Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  19. Brilliant! Yes, I too fall victim to being the keeper of all small objects! Fab resolution, I hope you’re able to keep this up and don’t give in to just telling them where their stuff is!

  20. Argh, the mum guilt is such a difficult one to get rid of, but so important to ditch – it does noone any favours! Encouraging kids to look after their own things is a great idea (I think I’ll apply this approach to my husband too whenever he asks where his stuff is!). My son is still in the fussy eating stage where I’m just grateful if he eats anything, so I’ve completely ditched the food guilt (I ate school dinners and loved them – no guilt needed!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  21. Good for you – this is a great list and brilliant that you are going to enter a new year with such a resolve, well done!:)
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  22. haha but where are the tan socks for god sake?! I’m cutting out the guilt along with the crap – I’m so tired. I can’t remember every little thing for myself at the moment let alone everyone else. Great attitude, happy new year to you! #stayclassymama

  23. Love it! Us mum’s are hard on ourselves all year round we don’t need to add to the pressure at New Year as well, goodbye mum guilt- love it! #EatSleepBlogRT

  24. First time reading your blog, really great post. There is far too much guilt flying around in my house too! I am going to have a think on how I respond next time someone is looking for something. Xxx

  25. Loving these! My kind of resolutions! I need to let go of my mum guilt and just do things for me because… I deserve it! Ha! #PostsFromTheHeart

  26. I love your New Year resolutions! I have also been looking at lunch boxes because soon there will be no more free school lunches and I will have to pay for their lunch or pack their lunches. Yes, the lunch boxes looks all so cute but could I be bother? As long as they eat – right?

    Thank you so much for linking your once again kick ass post on #FabFridayPost! Happy New Year 2017! 🙂 xx

  27. This is a great way to look at resolutions, and I should do the same. I’m terrible for sticking to mine. It’s only the 10th January and I’ve already broken my blog goals! Ha Ha! I wish that I could take the same attitude as you and not tell where everything else. I seem to know where everything is, but I can’t take responsibility for the location of my husband’s keys or wallets, or phone charger etc. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  28. I love this idea! I think I might stop been the picker up of wet towels! I’ll buy myself a secret stash of towels so once all the normal towels have been discarded in a damp heap I can use my own fresh dry towels and laugh at everyone else’s misfortune!!
    Great post! #KCACOLS

  29. I remember when we were children leaving our Tamagotchis with our mum. She was most certainly their keeper. She was in charge of feeding them, minding them and protecting them. She was also in charge of knowing where everything was that we had lost. I’m sure she must have felt much as you do here. I lack the organisation, so I’m sure my family know I haven’t got a clue. The Other zhalf is most definitely the keeper here.

  30. I hate that my lot think i am the ‘carrier’ of everything. I went a hugely important business meeting last week and while trying to pull a pen out of my bag produced a nappy , 1/2 eaten piece of cake and a Spiderman figure. #Postsfromtheheart

  31. Hahaha too funny!!
    Yes mum guilt is a good one to let go of – good luck! My family drive me nuts some days with the million questions of wheres this and that – sheeshh! x #marvmondays

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