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It’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. So what’s it going to be for 2014 — and are you going to stick to it? Here, Bumpies share what they promise to do in the new year. Tell us your resolutions in the comments!

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It’s time for some New Year’s resolutions. So what’s it going to be for 2014 — and are you going to stick to it? Here, Bumpies share what they promise to do in the new year. Tell us your resolutions in the comments!

"I'm going to get out and socialize with friends and my husband more. I'm a stay-at-home mom, so my focus has been on my baby for the past year almost exclusively. We've never left him overnight and really only four times with family." — caseycritchley*

"I want to attend music classes with my son, and do my best to keep my little man healthy and happy and get him walking and talking!" — buzzbee24

"I resolve to lose the last 15 pregnancy pounds, learn healthy recipes for my daughter, maximize my free time to enjoy with my daughter and organize her pictures." — leah2b

"I want to stop getting upset by things that don't matter." — kalette

"I'm going to lose the baby weight and start exercising again to get healthy before we start trying to conceive baby number two!" — tiffanybird

"When my son first started eating solids, I was too scared to make my own food because I was nervous I'd do it wrong. This year, I'm really going to try. I know I can do it." — Hannah

"I'm going to stop letting other moms dictate how I feel about myself as a mom." — LeslieB

"We're going to schedule a baby-free date night every other week. More time for mom and dad!" — laineyrose93

"I want more time with my girlfriends. We're all moms now and we rarely get to spend any time together. I miss them." — autumnj23

"Tackle my DIY home decor list! I've got so many projects." — wrennieC

"Take a cooking class with my husband so I feel confident in my cooking skills. Pretty soon baby is going to be eating solids and I want to make her the best possible food." — laurajean7

"Stop reading gossip magazines. I want to set a good example for my daughter and I really don't need that lying around the house." — mamaoftwo2

"More family nights!" — colemansmama

"Reconnect with my in-laws. Now that baby's here I want them to be a bigger part of our lives. I want my twins to have special relationships with both sets of grandparents. And I want to be closer with my husband's parents." — rachelyvette

"Eat together as a family." — rebdebjoe

"Get moving! And use that jogging stroller I had to have (but that's still in the box!)." — therudys33

"Be more proactive about my health. I want to be here for a long time — and that starts with taking care of my body." — JayjayDee

"I have an unlimited vacation policy at work and I'm going to start taking advantage of that. More family trips, more day trips, more time for things that I really enjoy but always feel guilty taking off for." — natalieg

"Stop being such a pushover!" — jessicad

"I want to keep breastfeeding until September." — Kadyra

"I'm trying to keep myself focused on keeping my career going part-time, while staying home with my baby most of the time. My long-term goal is to start an in-home preschool when she's about three. I also work in a spa on the weekends, and I would like to stay busy there and keep up with continuing education." — ljanette85

"To stop cursing. I need to clean up my mouth (and my husband's!) before my baby's first word is f*ck!" — singingirl96

"To work on my marriage — I want to get back to where we were before all the craziness of having a horrible pregnancy, and having an active eight-year-old and newborn." — Mel5983

“I’m going to keep the house neater and go to the gym at least four times a week.” — anna&matt

“I promise to find my sometimes-MIA libido!” — poeia 

“I usually don’t make resolutions, but I really need to cut back on Diet Coke. I’m such an addict!” — trizzie

“Actually use the gym membership that I pay for, blog at least once a week and get my hubby to see the benefits of eating things other than chicken nuggets!” — kbrook

“I’m going to stop beating myself up when I feel like I’m not perfect.” — bridgetmc

“I’m no longer going to go out of my way trying to make friendships work if I’m the only one making the effort.” — theuptown_girl

“To pick 10 cookbooks and cook three new recipes from each.” — ally

“Cut back on our spending by not eating out so much and save more money!” — s&j306

“Be more patient with my hubby and keep in better contact with family and friends.” — buboo

“I want to make our house more of a ‘home’ by doing some landscaping, painting and putting more work into decorating our sons’ rooms. I also have a goal of nursing this baby longer than my first son.” — kallieandjustin

“I’m going to do something active every day, even if it’s walking for 10 minutes right after work.” — northamarack

“Mine is to get my daughter potty-trained! She really should be by now, but she just seems uninterested — ha!” — eviebee

“I’m going to work on creating and sharing photo albums, as well as doing a 365-photo project. I also want to take two fitness classes a month — yoga, dance. And no McDonald’s the entire year!” — yogisunam

*Some names have been changed.

Updated December 19, 2013.

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