Saturday, January 1, 2011

Helping Little Hands Goals for 2011

I've been reflecting over this past year of blogging and the Christmas Season.  I always hesitate to make New Years' Resolutions because they sometimes seemed kind of artificial to me.  On other hand, it can be good to take a step back and make some goals and reset our priorities.  This is an especially good year for our family to step back and reprioritize some things since hubby is finally settled in a "permanent" job and we expect to be here for a long time (as opposed to the last few years when he was in graduate school, graduating, looking for jobs, and we moved a couple of times.)


I'm working on setting some measurable checkpoints for each one to help me at home, but here here are the general goals:
  • Spend more time focussed on my kids, helping them explore their own interests.
  • Be better and exercise more...for the whole family.
  • Plan better to bring more opportunities for Gospel teaching and learning in our home.  (i.e. more regular family scripture study, more Gospel oriented preschool lessons, better planned Family Home Evenings.)
  • Prioritize the craft projects to make sure everything up higher on this list comes first.
  • Make computer time more focussed...meaning be faster at doing blog stuff and don't get distracted by other things on the computer, so I can focus on everything up higher on this list.
  • Finally make the play kitchen (I've been gathering the stuff for a year and a half) for Sweet Pea's birthday in March.
  • Get started on Christmas gifts early...seriously...I'm going to start soon. I did better this year in terms of being realistic about what gifts I could get made, but it was still too ambitious.  I saw a project that I think will work for quite a few people on our list for next year, and if I get those done early in the year, then I can focus on building fun memories and traditions, and not making gifts the last couple weeks before Christmas.
  • And maybe clean up my sidebars a bit...I know they're kind of a mess. :)
And if you're curious about some of the random projects I would love to find time to get can check out my sidebar.

What goals do you have for the new year?


  1. I am so with you! I am using my blog to keep myself on track. I did make the kitchen but have many of your felt foods on my to-do list.

  2. Hand-me-down rehab is one of my 2011 goals, I'm going to try to add the button, but I'm still trying to get the hang of this blog thing.


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