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Where are we without goals?

Being a homeschool Mom, I make goals for my kids almost every day. And sometimes my goal for myself is to make it through the day without yelling. A big things I have had to deal with, for myself, is not grinding my teeth when I get upset or when the kids are making a lot of noise. It’s kind of a silly goal!

As parents, I think we are constantly making goals for our children. Whether it’s for them to ride their bike without training wheels, read a book to themselves, or just learning to use the bathroom, our days are filled with goals for them.

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Then, we sometimes lose our own self in the mix. Our goals intertwine with our children’s, and then ultimately become our goals. I remember potty training Munchie, and thinking how great it would be to only have one child in diapers. Or teaching Dimples how to use a spoon so he could feed himself. Or having Giggles put on her shoes by herself. Those goals were really for my children, but I had to implement them.

My days are filled with lofty ideas and a few goals. I have long range goals, short range goals, and “ha ha if I could even try” goals. And, sometimes (a lot of times) they cause stress, but sometimes they also help relieve stress.

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My goals as of today 9/21/2015

  • keep running and training for my half marathons in December and February
  • start getting winter activities together for my blog
  • Find more places to go with my kids
  • Have a few more date nights with my husband
  • Work on getting my playgroups that our family has joined, together for at least one holiday type of event
  • Work with more out of state or newly relocated families for Real Estate and help others enjoy what can be a scary process.

What are your goals? I’d love to hear them!! Let’s pump each other up!

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