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Friday, April 5, 2013

March 2013 Goals Update & April Goals

Photo © Fiona Childs

I have felt like such a failure lately! It seems as though I am completely falling short in every. single. area. of my life. It wasn't until I sat down tonight to cross off my goals for March, that I could truly see there were things that got completed this month! Hooray!!  

I am making slow, but steady progress toward my 25 Goals for 2013 by breaking the yearly goals down to monthly goals. In April, I am going to post my monthly goal list in a predominant place, so that I can be more mindful of it. My hubby and I are headed off on a 2-day, child-free getaway tomorrow (Friday) and I am really looking forward to relaxing, reconnecting and getting re-energized for the month ahead.

My 2013 theme is: DISCIPLINE

March Goals


Personal Goals
  • Attend Beth Moore bible study on Tuesday nights and read weekly supplemental material.
  • Get up by 6 am Monday through Friday ~ Why is this SO hard!?
  • Begin a 3x a week, 30 min. a day, Couch to 5K program ~ Messed up my back and quit. It's time to start over again!
  • Read a min. of 2 books--paperback, e-book or other
  • Focus on February's habit-of-the-month ~ Drink more water ~ I am terrible at this!!
Marriage Goals
  • Have one date night out and one day-long date in March
  • Book hotel for overnight trip in April by March 6th
  • Choose a unique and heartfelt birthday gift for Bill ~ I failed on this one, big time! Boo!
  • Finish taking Follower's Life (church membership) class
  • Continue reading book The Four Seasons of Marriage
Mothering Goals
  • Take Charlotte to weekly music and movement class at YMCA
  • Take Jackson to weekly swimming lesson
  • Start a new chapter book with Jackson
  • Complete 4 new homeschool thematic units (Rocks, Colors/Rainbows, Easter, Butterflies) We did 3 of 4, so I am crossing this off anyway! :)
  • Take children out individually for a date/activity with one or both parents I took Charlotte shopping (she loves Hobby Lobby!) and went sledding with Jackson.

Family/Friends/Ministry Goals
  • Visit Bill's homebound grandma weekly
  • Plan and host Jackson's 6th birthday party
  • Have coffee or a playdate with another mom friend
  • Continue being involved in our church, Mom2Mom and homeschool group on a regular basis
  • Send two handwritten notes of encouragement
  • Book condo for Myrtle Beach vacation in May ~ Must do ASAP!!
Financial Goals
  • Continue tithing 10% of our income
  • Save money for new window
  • Cut the grocery budget by 10% and add to vacation savings account
Blogging Goals
  • Plan out blog posts a month in advance (at least 15 this month) 
  • Write blog posts a week ahead of time ~ This is just not a realistic goal for me, so I am scrapping it next month.
  • Reorganize tabs under blog header
  • Stick to strict blogging hours that do not interfere with homemaking responsibilities or quality time with family 
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April Goals


Personal Goals
  • Attend Beth Moore bible study on Tuesday nights and complete at least 3 out of 5 homework assignments a week
  • Get up by 6 am 4 days a week or more
  • Begin (again!) a 3x a week, 30 min. a day, Couch to 5K program 
  • Read Eat that Frog and finish Attack Your Day! Before it Attacks You
  • Focus on April's habit-of-the-month ~ Be less wasteful

Marriage Goals
  • Have one date night out in April
  • Attend the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati and stay overnight (no kids!)
  • Finish reading the book The Four Seasons of Marriage
  • Complete our membership interview and officially join Ginghamsburg Church
  • Spend time with Bill while he teaches me how to use Twitter
Mothering/Homemaking Goals
  • Take Charlotte to weekly music and movement class at YMCA
  • Take Jackson to weekly swimming lessons & homeschool gym class
  • Start a new chapter book with Jackson
  • Complete 3 new homeschool thematic units (Frogs, Insects & Cows)
  • Take children out individually for a date/activity with one or both parents
  • Complete 2 household chores per day and post them on the fridge for accountability
Family/Friends/Ministry Goals
  • Visit Bill's homebound grandma weekly
  • Invite my parents over for dinner
  • Have coffee or a playdate with another mom friend
  • Continue being involved in our church, Mom2Mom and homeschool group on a regular basis
  • Book condo for Myrtle Beach vacation by April 15!
Financial Goals
Blogging Goals
  • Plan out blog posts a month in advance 
  • Write 2 recipe posts and 2 DIY project posts, plus weekly grocery deals
  • Reorganize tabs under blog header
  • Stick to strict blogging hours that do not interfere with homemaking responsibilities or quality time with family 

    Have you ever done OAMS (once a month shopping)? Did it save your family money on groceries?

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