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September 28, 2021

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Every Cincinnati Family 

Make your New Year's resolutions yearlong habits! Don't know where to start? We have some simple resolutions you can stick to with the whole family.

1. Make Time.

Commit to spending meaningful time together on a regular basis. Put it on the calendar to make it official. Ideas: cook a meal together, make a craft, enjoy movie night with lots of snacks, get competitive with game night.

2. Unplug.

Find what works for your family. It is liberating to not feel glued to a screen for any amount of time. Ideas: limit tech time to ‘X’ hours each day or have completely a tech-free day each week. Start small, and go tech-free more and more. 

3. Read.

Expand your minds, together. How many books can your family read together this year? Ideas: For littles, aim to read equal parts favorite books and new books during story time. For readers, let a different family member pick a book each month and practice reading aloud each night. 

4. Get moving.

Break a sweat and have some fun. Go on a hike, play tag or even have a dance party. Be positive – the main focus here should be on feeling good and getting active together! 

5. Give back.

As a family, take the time to be grateful for what you have and also give back to a cause in which you believe. Some charitable organizations to consider: 

Brighton Center (,

Cincinnati Animal CARE (,

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (,

Freestore Foodbank (,

Matthew 25 Ministries ( and more! 


About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).