Jan 09

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My Goals – 2013


I love January with the start of a clean slate and new goals and visions for your homeschool and family. I wrote a post about making goals last week and promised that I would share with you a list of my goals for 2013. Here they are in type. I hope by listing them out and revisiting them monthly that I will be more likely to reach most of my goals this year.

Household Goals

  • Get an estimate and begin saving for a fence
  • Caulk the master tub
  • Replace sink drains in master bath
  • Replace shower heads in both bathrooms
  • Replace tracks on bi-fold doors
  • Clean behind washer and dryer and clean vent  – already completed this goal on Saturday (WOO HOO!)
  • Clean behind stove and refrigerator
  • Landscape around mailbox
  • Complete flower bed in side yard

Family and Marriage Goals

  • Monthly date night
  • Attend a Love and Respect class at church
  • Turn off the TV at least 2 nights a week
  • Initiate allowance system for kids
  • Alternate weekly game and movie nights
  • Sunday school devotionals with kids
  • Individual time with the kids (each kid gets one outing alone with parent)
  • Take a vacation

Homeschooling Goals

  • Complete 5th grade and start 6th grade with Drew
  • Complete 1st grade and start 2nd grade with Luke
  • Have consistent preschool time with Lydia
  • Participate in field trips and 4H
  • Participate in homeschool writing and life skills classes
  • Attend monthly Mom’s meetings

Homemaking Goals

  • Monthly cooking day
  • Weekly Home blessing
  • Replace one item that I buy regularly with a homeade or reusable item each month
  • Try a new recipe from Pinterest monthly
  • Eat from the pantry for a few weeks
  • Create biweekly to monthly meal plans

Personal Goals

  • Continue daily devotionals and try to be more consistent with weekend quiet times
  • Teach a Bible study using the book Desperate
  • Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop Elements© and make digital scrapbook pages
  • Organize digital photos
  • Set monthly blogging goals
  • Participate in the TOS Review Crew
  • Read 18 books – (Look for a post next week listing my booklist for 2013)
  • Participate in monthly Blog cruises
  • Get back into couponing and playing the drugstore game
  • Make time to play the piano at least once a week
  • Reach my goal weight
  • Run in two 5K’s
  • Limit my computer time and take social media breaks every Sunday
  • Read and learn new things about blogging
  • Knit a baby blanket

Whew! That is quite a list. Now to implement my plans. Look for monthly updates.

Do you have any goals for the new year?




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