Of all the different suggestions for setting New Year resolutions ‘n things, my favorite is the one where you choose a word (or two, or even three) to guide you during the new year. I like this one because it’s so minimal, and so do-able, that it’s hard not to be successful in one way or another.
In the past we’ve had some New Year conversations where we’ve set more specific ‘action item’ resolutions for our host parent-au pair relationships.
And we’ve talked about how to take advantage of the New Year as a time to reset or refresh our expectations-– of ourselves and our au pairs.
But if you were to pick one word, just one word, what would it be?
This year, what will you be focusing on?
I’ve got a few plans in the works for AuPairMom, including an updated design and better search tools — so my AuPairMom word for this year (tentatively) is ‘renew’.
What’s the word you’ll use to shape how you approach being a host mom or dad in 2014?
More about Words as resolutions:
New Year’s Eve Thanks
Be a Wiser Host Parent in 2012: A Dozen Questions for Reflection
What are the best lessons you’ve learned this year about being a good Host Parent? (2010-11)
9 Host Mom Questions for 2009: Reflect before you resolve (2008-09)