2021 holds a lot of promise. Make small and meaningful goals as a family to enhance the new year even more.

Bonus: if your resolution is to support local, you can check that one off your list with any of these recommendations.

Focus on Hydration: Sometimes the best way to kick off a new habit is through a special treat that supports your goal. Encourage healthy hydration by giving each member in your family their own water bottle. Check out Ozark Outdoor Supply for camp and school-worthy selections or find monogrammable styles at your local Crown Shop.

Stay Active as a Family: The Natural State is full of hiking and biking trails for warmer months. While it’s still chilly, check out a virtual workout with Keyfit Life to help your kids get their after-school sweat on.

Go on Reading Adventures: Even if traveling is still out for now, that doesn’t mean you can’t explore new worlds through your favorite books. We love The Toggery for children’s board and picture books and Wordsworth Books & Co. as your kids progress to chapter books.

Practice Self-Care: Whether it’s slippers for dad, a sleep mask for mom or bath toys for the kids, Belle & Blush has plenty of “me-time” options for the whole family.

Volunteer Together: Spread the love in Little Rock by supporting local nonprofits. Some of our favorite organizations that help fellow Arkansas families are the Arkansas Foodbank, ACCESS and the Central Arkansas Diaper Bank.

Practice Gratitude: Send more “thank you” or “just thinking of you” notes this year to celebrate the special people in your life. Up your game with personalized family stationery from By Invitation Only and The Social Type.

Start a New Hobby: Developing a fresh talent goes hand-in-hand with ushering in a new year. If you child is interested in fine or performing art, try a virtual course at the Arkansas Arts Center. They have new offerings every quarter. You can also check out dance through small group instruction at Ballet Arkansas or pick up a new instrument with private lessons through Wildwood Park for the Arts.