Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Goals

Tis the season to be... writing goals. I don't make resolutions. Resolutions to me imply that they must be met. I am the Unfinished Mom. There are many things in my life that are not finished. Instead I'm going to write down goals. Some of these are things I've been working on for a while. Some I've been thinking about how to tackle and others I've been hoping to figure out for a while. So for the year 2010, here are the Unfinisehd Mom's Goals:

Read the Bible cover to cover in 90 days
Read my Bible every day in 2010
After March (see above) read one book per month focused on Spiritual Growth

Greet my children with a smile in the morning (I am soo not a morning person; this is a challenge)
Spend some fun time (>1 hour) with each child 1x each week
Finish cleaning out my father's house so that it can be sold

Home Management
Continue to create a Home Management Binder
Create a morning and evening routine that makes daily life easier
Develop weekly & monthly routines for chores: laundry, cleaning, food prep
Streamline food preparation so that it requires less daily work
Include each child in meal prep at least 1x per week.
Declutter - kitchen desk, computer desk, bedrooms

Reorganize my kitchen to reduce counter clutter
Learn to make pie crust from scratch
Learn to make Cinnamon Rolls
Learn to cook a ham

Enter income & expenses in Quicken at least weekly.
Spend no more than $100/week on groceries; Reduce this to $80/week by July
Spend 1 hour clipping/sorting/organziing coupons each week (I've recently fallen off the bandwagon).

Read a book for fun each month
Have guests (other than family) into our home 1x/month
Exercise in some way 20 minutes 3x/week
Get 8 hours of sleep a night.

Post an entry at least 5x/week
Increase Frugal Living posts to at least 1x weekly
Create a signature line
Create a cleaner blog template
Figure out how to start making a little money ($10/month ?) with the blog.

Attend a blog conference - thinking about Relevant

These are my goals for the year. Some of them I have ideas for how to make them happen, others (i.e., create cleaner blog template) I have no idea  how to begin. 

For those of you with kids: How do you include a 6 and 8 yr old in meal preparation?

For those with Blogger blogs: Any ideas on how to create a signature line and or clean up my template?


Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

I don't have a Blogger blog, but I do have kids. Depending on what you are making, they can set the table, make a salad, or place biscuits on a cookie sheet. Even choose meals during menu planning time.
Your goals are great, thanks for sharing!

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

They look like some great goals!!
I have a home managment binder type thing and love it!!
Happy New year!

Penny said...

Great goals, they match some of mine!
My seven year old is my tea maker!
Also, I created my signature for my blog at


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