This week’s Saturday Sidebar Question comes from World Moms Blog writer Alison Lee. She asked our writers,
“What are your wishes for the new year?”
Check out what some of our World Moms had to say…
As for World Moms Blog, I am hoping to do some work in Social Good.
Maybe if I can get this novel published in 2013, I will consider my wish granted!”
Margie Bryant of Arkansas, USA writes:
“I am hoping to finally plan my wedding for April or May, celebrate lavishly for my 40th birthday in June, and take my first vacation to the beach (haven’t been since I was a girl). Also, I am thinking of applying to grad school and maybe, possibly, finishing my memoir.
Oh and lose 100 pounds, that’s my biggest wish of all!”
Mamma Simona of South Africa writes:
“Oh, just PEACE ON EARTH … that’s all!
Jokes aside, I really pray that the momentum that has started of “random acts of kindness” and “paying it forward” REALLY takes off in the coming year. If more of us share love & generosity (both of spirit and of material possessions) instead of hate and selfishness, what a wonderful world this will be!
What I wish for most of all is to be able to leave this planet in a better state for my descendants than the state it was in when I inherited it from my ancestors!”
Jennifer Burden of New Jersey, USA writes:
“For my family: Great health!
For the world: Peace, Food and Health!
For the website: That we top the year that World Moms Blog had in 2012 in 2013. We can do this, ladies!! Onwards and upwards! So excited!!”
Nicole of Florida, USA writes:
“Last year I wished for peace in my life – and well, what a year it turned into .. more like pieces. Maybe this coming year is on fresh beginnings, a new journey, an unknown path and hopefully surprises, joy and happiness are just around the corner – after all, Abraham Lincoln said ‘people are just as happy as they make up their minds to be’ ”
Karyn Van Der Zwet of New Zealand writes:
“To get my health back to where it needs to be so I can go back to being myself again and new beginnings…and more FUN!”
Maman Aya of New York, USA writes:
“For my friends and family – health and happiness. For me – to find a way to fit in some “me” time, to get back to the gym and get healthy again….. oh and some easy dinner ideas to add into the daily repertoire.”
Hamakkomommy of Japan writes:
“My first, immediate wish is that my son would just memorize his times tables already! His math homework is ruining winter vacation!”
Meredith of Nigeria writes:
“I wish that my husband’s many business travels between Africa and the U.S. continue to be safe. I wish for my children to remain happy and healthy. I will be praying for strength, stamina, and patience to keep up with it all!”
Martine of Philippines writes:
“I hope to be able to decorate my home this year (finally). We’re already going to Singapore next week, for a much needed post-Christmas family vacation (hopefully I’ll meet Ruth Wong while I’m there!). And… I’m hoping I get pregnant this year, too — would love to have another little one and a sibling for my firstborn, teehee.”
Kirsten Doyle of Ontario, Canada writes:
“I wish to have as good a running season as I did last year. I wish for my reintroduction to school to be smooth (yes, I plan to pursue post-grad studies after all these years!) And I’d really like to meet – in person – at least one of my fellow WMB writers!”
Carol @ If By Yes of British Columbia, Canada writes:
“I want to get pregnant again this year, too. Also, a million dollars would be nice.”
Lady E of Indonesia writes:
Kyla P’an of Massachusetts, USA writes:
“To actually do more writing so I can claim the title as my profession and to truly attempt living in THIS moment instead of constantly living in the next one.”
What about you… do you have any wishes for 2013?
And do you have a question you would like to pose to our WMB writers? If so, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see what they have to say.
This Saturday Sidebar question has been compiled and edited by World Mom, Eva Fannon.
– World Moms Blog
Photo credits to World Mom, Ewa Samples (aka Polish Mom Photographer).