11 Moms Share Their Hopes and Dreams for Their Kids in 2015

11 Moms Share Their Hopes and Dreams for Their Kids in 2015

Peace, love, and friendship: What else do moms want for their kids in 2015?

By: Wendy Robinson

It is the time of year when the days are short and the weather is cold, so my family is spending more time inside, which means more time together. It is a cozy time of year. We’re playing board games and leisurely reading through chapter books while we sip hot chocolate. It is a fun time of year to be a mom and I find myself feeling especially grateful to have these little people in my life. I also find myself thinking about the coming year and my hopes for my children in 2015.

For my daughter, Evelyn, who will turn 3 in 2015, I hope for a success in potty training and that she’ll make a good transition to preschool in the fall. For my sweet boy, Miles, who’ll turn 7, I hope for him to officially master reading by the end of the school year and to see him finally get to live his dream of being on a soccer team. And here’s what several other moms are hoping for their children in the new year.

Anna O. is with me on the potty-training track. Her hopes are for her “3-year-old daughter to be completely potty trained.” For her almost-6-year-old son, she hopes he’ll “find a really great friend.”

Also thinking about friendships is Kristin D, who is hoping that “2015 will be the year my kids finally start enjoying each other a little more. Now that the baby is a toddler, I want to see them start to bond and play.”

Katie W. is also hoping for friendship for her son. “Since Eli left his day care in May, he hasn’t really bonded with any kids. Hoping the new preschool will help and also that the transition won’t be horrible.”

Lola C. is hoping that her 4-year-old makes a successful transition of his own. “He is going to become a big brother this year. I just want that to go well and for him to feel as though we still love him so much.”

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School is on the mind of Wendryn B., mom to 3-year-old Katja. “I hope she can figure out how to settle into school a little better – it’s been a hard year for her. Mostly I hope she’s happy.”

Sarah B. is also focusing on school-related hopes. “[My son will] be starting kindergarten … I am INSANELY excited for him to learn how to read and write!”


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On the other side of the spectrum is Kelli L., who just hopes that her 17-year-old daughter will “finally choose a college and a major! I wouldn’t mind some good financial aid news too!”

My dreams seem awfully small in comparison to a few other moms in waiting. Tessa K. is dreaming the biggest dream of all. Her wish for her child is “to join our family! We’re waiting on an adoption placement through the foster system. I am so impatient to bring our kid home!”

Similarly, Angie D. is “waiting for the paperwork that will allow us to go get our 5-year-old daughter from her orphanage. We won’t feel complete in 2015 without her.”

Finally there is Michaela R., who has a dream that I think all moms share: “In 2015, I hope for more peace and love so my kids and all kids can grow up safely.”

What would you add to this list?

Wendy Robinson is a writer, working mom, and graduate student. Someday she'd like to sleep in again. She also blogs at www.athleticmonkey.wordpress.com

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