Family Resolutions for 2018

Time is flying by so fast. Sometimes, I feel like I’m missing a lot of my kids’ milestones and achievements because I have been so busy. This year, I’m going to make sure I make the most of my time with my family more this year. We have a lot of plans and they can be summed up to these 9 Family Resolutions for 2018.

1. Start a weekly ritual.
It could be a weekend picnic or attending Sunday service. A movie night every Friday or simply having breakfast and dinner together would be great, too. Yes, we have already been doing this since I don’t know when - that’s one thing. Doing it with consistency would be another.

2. Practice hello’s and goodbye’s
Due to stress or busy times, there are instances when we forget to check on how everyone’s doing. Please, don’t let a day pass by, no matter how hectic your schedule is, without saying “hello” or “goodbye”. Smile a lot. Kiss and hug your children and spouse. Make it a habit, and you’ll have the best days. We will work on this moving forward.

3. Put down devices.
In the family, kids and adults alike need to learn to control the use of gadgets, especially when at home. Spending more time together means being there physically, mentally and emotionally. We plan to put our devices down and create more memories doing fruitful and enjoyable activities.

4. Go on vacation.
We had a few trips together last year – domestic and international, although I traveled alone more than with the entire Ohana. This year, we intend to plan early and save more for our vacation. In fact, we are already planning to go to Bohol and travel more as a family out of the country. I’m already excited!

5. Read together.
When my kids were still little, we always had time reading stories every night. I used to really find time to read to them, especially when they were just starting in school. Later on, I let them do the reading since they already know how to. The past years taught me not to let this kinds of moments go because, sooner, they’ll be demanding for privacy, and they will have activities of their own. Not that they will drift apart as they grow old, but reality teaches us that we only have limited time to spend with them while they’re young. So, this has to be part of my bucket list gain.

6. Do chores.
I want to be more hands-on in our home again and really be involved in household chores, and do it with the fambam. A lot of opportunities opened for me last year and there are quite some challenges, too. I’m soooo thankful. On top of that, I felt like I need to work on time management so as not to neglect my duties as mom and wife to my dearest family. So yeah, I’m planning to make more time in homemaking this 2018.

7. Learn how to save money.
Apart from saving for leisure (a.k.a. our trips this year) and spending on material things, I realized I have to learn to manage our finances more for the future. I have been checking on opportunities to engage in financial literacy programs. If you know someone or someplace, feel free to comment here or message me. We want to enrich my knowledge on how to better invest and save our money.

8. Celebrate milestones and achievements.
It means a lot to our kids that we’re always there for them, not only when they need help but also during times of triumph to celebrate with them. Aside from it boosts their confidence more, they will always treasure and use these moments as their strength as they grow up. I know because my family and friends have always been supportive of my milestones and achievements, too. This 2018, we will celebrate and savor every moment, high and low, as a family.

9. Exercise together.
To be physically fit is not just my goal, but the entire family’s aim this year and moving forward. We can play basketball, boxing, or simply conduct other forms of physical activity at home. We also plan to join in fun runs together. 

Of course, I will continue to use Downy Antibac on our clothes to avoid bacteria build-up and malodor. Bacteria, which grow on clothes when we sweat, can cause a lot of diseases, so I want to make sure that we, especially my kids are protected. We wanted to make sure everyone is healthy and in shape to avoid getting sick and to not miss out important events.

How about you? Have you thought of your Family Resolutions for 2018 yet? So much is in store for us and nothing beats achieving your goals when you’re able to reach with your loved ones. Happy 2018! Cheers!

You Might Also Like


  1. Thanks for this very info madam.. Ang dami ko pala na miss. Halos lahat hindi ko nagawa. kasi malayo din ako sa mga anak ko,kaya wala talagang bonding moment. Pero pag nakapagbaksyon naman po ako, i'll make sure naman na wala talagang masasayang na oras na kasama ko sila.. Sulitin po talaga, kasi every year ko lang sila makakasama. Hirap kasi ng buhay, kailangan po talaga kumayod ng todo.

  2. Andami ang galing mo nmn po😊 i'll be firm narin sa pagfollow ng fam resolutions:)
    Enjoy your trip in Bohol🙋 hometown ko yun😚

  3. Happy 2018!love ko yung number 2 and 3. Part din yan ng goal ko for this year! Maraming surprises ang buhay, kaya I wanna make sure to always spend quality time with my family.

  4. I usually have my own resolutions, not like this. My family does not have resolutions, I guess.

    This is interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I also love to spend more of my time with my family. Salute to you for aiming to be the best mom & wife to your family! ^_^

  6. aw gusto ko lahat ng New Year's resolution mo Ms Rochelle hehhe gagayahin ko rin yan. I think I really need to practice that too. Gusto ko rin syempre bigyan ng quality time son ko since only child sya so dapat di reason lagi ang busy work. Syempre dapat healthy lagi since single mother ko so bawal magkasakit para tuloy tuloy ang work at kita kaya dapay healthy food at exercise na di ko na nagagawa.

    Also save save save para sa future namin ni son at tama ka Ms Rochelle dapat bawas gastos at spend wisely. At kahit busy life dapat din wag kalimutang maging masaya at magsaya kasama ni son hehhe. Thanks sa New Year's resolution mo po na inspire ako. God Bless.

  7. This is a nice post! It encourages famiies to bond together and be united! My question is, is there a like button in your blog where i can like your post?

  8. One of my family resolutions for 2018 is to earn and save seriously talaga. Naging waldas kase ako noong 2017, kaya I'll do my best na for 2018. Maganda talaga ang Downy Antibac, kahit pinagpawisan na mabango pa rin!

  9. Yay happy new year 😘 💜 thanks for sharing your family resolution this 2018 God bless 😚👸💜

  10. Sana may time din kami na makapag bonding..katulad nyo

  11. Hello po I'm Jolly Carissa
    Thank you po sa Family tips and advice.
    For me my family resolution for 2018 is to save more time with my kids and have a healthy life style.Positive mindset to achieve my goal in my life.

  12. Hello po I'm Jolly Carissa
    Thank you po sa Family tips and advice.
    For me my family resolution for 2018 is to save more time with my kids and have a healthy life style.Positive mindset to achieve my goal in my life.

  13. Nice suggestion to achieve strong family tie. Well for me, I will set a healthy family menu every weekend and encourage everyone to help in the preparation. Para na rin matutong kumain ng gulay ang mga bata and bonding time for the family.

  14. Para sa family ko, madami talaga akong resolution ngayong taon. Una, gusto ko makauwi ng mas madalas sa probinsiya para makasama sila kahit 2 times a week para mas makasama sila. Gusto ko mag travel kasama sila since hindi pa halos lahat sila nakakasakay ng eroplano. Thankyou for sharing this :)

  15. Eunice Lalaine E. ReyesFebruary 28, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    This blog is full of love. Hoping to read more of this.


Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
Please I would love to read about it.
I will reply to you as soon as I can and visit your site too.
But please no spam comments. All comments are subject to review before approving.
Thank you very much! Maraming Salamat! Arigatou gozaimasu!