13 Ways I Want To Parent Differently In 2013 (The Totally Doable Version)

01/02/2013 12:54pm ET | Updated January 2, 2013
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I am not someone who sits around thinking I’m doing this motherhood thing terribly wrong. I do not keep a list of my parental shortcomings at my fingertips or look at other have-it-all-together moms in amazement (I know they have their unraveling moments, too). Sure, I write about being frazzled and sub-par a lot on this blog, but I mostly share that stuff because I think it’s funny, relatable, human. It does not keep me up at night. That said, I love fresh starts and clean slates and I think there's always room for self improvement. That said, I never like to set the bar too high that I can’t step right over it. So here, in no particular order, are the 13 small changes=big results things I plan to do in the coming year: