1. Spend Less Time Online, But See More Return on the time I do Spend Online.
I really need to focus on spending less time online and more time creating memories with our little family. It goes by so quickly. In addition to that I really want to take the time I do spend online and make it worth it. I really want to cut down on the amount of time I socialize especially while my kids are awake. I do have a job to do so I can’t be off the computer completely while they’re awake but I can make sure that I’m doing blog work only!
2. Read 25 Books
I think this was one of my resolutions last year and I don’t think I met that goal exactly. And by exactly I meant I did not at all LOL. Here’s what I read in 2013
The Thinking Woman’s Guide to a Better Birth by Henci Goer
Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by Jennifer Block
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Darkness by Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Chaos by Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Redemption by Margaret Stohl
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I also started Allegiant by Veronica Roth and The Truth About Butterflies by Nancy Stephan last year. This year I want to make sure I read more. I have a ton of books in my Kindle that my sister downloaded so I’m going to read some of those and finish the Divergent Series and the Delirium series.
3. Be a Better Homemaker
I want to meal plan (starting the 6th when I get back to Virginia). In addition to meal planning I want to try a meal we’ve never made before once a week! Spice it up a little 🙂 I also would like to follow a cleaning schedule–this is what I came up with. I do better with checklists. I’ll print 52 of them.
To Print: Click, Enlarge, Right Click to Save and then print!
*Note Friday, Saturday and Sunday are do nothing if you did everything on M/T/W/T OR make up days! This is the way it works best in my house based on our lay out!
I also got a sewing machine so I would like to work my way through my sewing Pinterest Board. Particularly I want to learn how to make unpaper towels, hem items and make dresses for Kyla. These leggings are cute too! And if I could make this t-shirt quilt one day I’d be super proud of myself. Although I’ll leave that to 2015.
4. Lose 40-45lbs
This is something I’m going to stick too. At this point I’m not concerned about my supply dipping. I think I’ll be fine and more importantly Kyla will be fine. I plan on starting Bikini Mommy Body on the 6th. And will probably do some sort of squat challenge. I really need to get back in shape. I feel like I’m the most out of shape I’ve ever been and I hate it! Once Kyla hits a year I’ll join the community gym and leave her with Daddy MWF while I work out for an hour after dropping off Mason! I’ve spent the last 4 1/2 years pregnant, breasfeeding and not paying as much attention to ME as a I should have. But this year that will change. My kids will still be number one but this year I’ll be up there with them!
Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?