January is upon us and it’s time to reset. But resetting isn’t about implementing drastic changes or setting unattainable goals. It's about taking small, intentional steps to make positive transformations. By prioritizing self-care, setting positive intentions, decluttering your space, and cultivating connections, we can create a foundation for a fulfilling and joyful year ahead. Below you will read how we are approaching the new year and we asked a few of our friends to share their thoughts as well.
We've already done a big toy clean out and donation leading up to Christmas, and in the new year, I'm looking forward to passing along lots of clothing that no longer fits my kids. I want to focus on teaching the kids to decide for themselves what items they really care about and use, and we'll donate the rest!
Jenna, co-owner | Marketing & Product Design
As both a stay at home and full time working mom of a five year old and new baby, the last couple of months have been crazy adjusting and juggling it all. I’m so excited to start January off by really being intentional and present with my time. Often times I try to do everything, always, all at once. But this year I’m going to be more present with my girls and efficient with my work. I also can’t wait to set my new goals, personally, as a family, and work. It’s one of my favorite things to do every year and look back on what we have accomplished. One small goal I have is putting my phone down more often before bed and not reaching for it first thing in the morning.
Mara Martin | Fashion Model & CEO/Founder of VYRAL PR
My goal for 2024 is to set a dedicated block of time each week on my calendar that’s just me time – even if it’s just 20 minute.
This January, I plan on leaving my kids in aftercare as long as I can and taking those extra hours for myself…in silence. Still.
January means no to alcohol, red meat, and added refined sugar for me, and yes to more books, crosswords, and exercise!
Ashley Hutchings | Mom Uptown
I went into a family cocoon with the holidays so January I’m actively reconnecting. I’ve organized a few special dinners and activities throughout the month with groups of my closest friends to feel a sense of renewed creativity and connection.
Neha Ruch | Mother Untitled
As a mom of two with a demanding career as an attorney, I plan to use the start of the new year to reflect on my priorities. This means figuring out how to make time for the things that bring me joy, and delegating or deprioritizing the things that are less important to me. I’m excited for 2024!
Saranya | @shelvesofcolor
I am planning to have a whole-house reset to help reset myself in the new year. We are going to sit down as a family and set realistic goals and expectations of responsibilities. The kids will come in from school and be responsible for putting their jackets, shoes, backpacks, and lunchboxes away. My husband will not leave his shoes, socks, wallet, and car keys all over the house. We will all clean up our dishes and cups when we are done with them at meals and snacks. And I will put other household items away as soon as I can. A tidy home brings calm and relaxation, and we ALL need that in 2024.
Samantha | Clover’s fulfillment specialist
I'm not a morning person but I don't have much choice with young kids. However, I fall short when it comes to a clear morning routine. The five of us always seem to get out the door but it's chaotic so my plan is to stay consistent with things like setting a weekly breakfast menu, laying out clothes the night before, etc.
Nikki, co-owner | PR/Marketing & Fulfillment
Washing my face and using my skincare products every day, not just once a week. It’s simple but that is my goal. I have no chance though because I am always too tired!
Shannon, co-owner | Operations & Production
Our newfound superpower as founders and mothers is the art of saying no. We understand the challenges that come with it, but when wielded effectively, it becomes the ultimate tool in prioritizing our work and personal lives. Not in the mood to cook dinner tonight? Order in! If traveling over the holidays doesn't suit you, politely inform your family that you will consider it next year. Don't let the weight of saying no hold you back. In fact, embracing this power might just be the most rejuvenating choice you make for yourself in 2024.
Addie Gundry & Brittany Hizer | Pluie
A new one I’m most excited about is I made a deal with my husband. Every month in the new year we’ll prioritize a date with each other. We will alternate each month so each of us is responsible for 6 dates for the year. That’s not too much to ask right?! There’s no pressure on the amount of time or the event planned. It can be anything from simple to extravagant, but the person planning is responsible to come up with the plan and figure out childcare coverage. It can be any day and time that works for both of us.
Gabrielle Sylk | Bumpdate