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January 17, 2012

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My goals for 2012 are to do better meal planning (failing at that, so far, if anyone has website suggestions I'd be very interested) and be more active in self-care...making the time to do things for myself (that's going better - have a PCP new patient & first ever brow shaping appointments tomorrow while my Mom is in town).

I hear you on the yelling & patience. I never thought I would be what I considered one of "those" moms - until I found myself in the parking lot of Target yelling at my 18 month old to just sit down in the *&^% car seat already. There are books on hold at the library which I hope hold some wisdom and alternative methods...

I've seen some people out there that focus on one word to sum up their goals for the year. I like that train of thought, and if I had to pick one, I guess mine would be balance. It's a constant struggle trying to balance work and home life, finances, responsibilities, friendships, family, and the little things that make us happy. I don't know that there's any one solution for it, but something to strive for I suppose.

I'm trying to stop or at least greatly reduce yelling/getting angry too easily. I find that exercise and getting out of the house regularly helps with that (as a stay at home parent). I'm also flossing every day- I like that it is a little success I can easily have every day so far! I also re-joined Weight Watchers after losing 30 pounds 8 years ago- now after one baby and several years of not paying much attention to what I'm eating, I have it all to lose all over again- but it feels good to start and it helping me find more daily happiness too!

Thank you for sharing your goals and your progress, it is inspiring and sounds like you're off to a good start!

Ok, I have to know--is your scribble notebook color-coded? I recently bought a color-coded one and it has seriously changed my life. I realized quickly when I started rehearsing my current show the being the supervisor of my department on top of my already hectic job is going to take a lot more organizing than even I realized. I am a frantic listmaker, as well, and am finding that writing things down is literally the only way I have any chance of remembering to do any of them. Plus it feels so damn good to check things off of that list!

My top goal should have been CALM DOWN. Every day for the past couple of months, I've had to look at myself in the mirror and say, "You've got this," whether it be releated motherhood, work or just life in general. I need to remember to trust myself because I actually do have a decent amount of common sense. Sometimes.

Looks like you're off to a great start in 2012. I'm glad you're sharing it with us.

Thanks for sharing!

My big goal for 2012 is to loose weight, so I can run in the Tinkerbell Half Marathon (don't know what I was thinking when I told my friend this might be fun). Enjoy my daughter, she starts real school in the fall and I am still scratching my head where the time went. Spending more family time with my family and friends (they are both great and I need to spend more time with them). I would also like to take time to think about something before I react.


I like the idea of writing things down. I enjoy quotes, but forget them. I also tend to try and remember things for later, but when later comes I forget what I wanted to look up or what I wanted to remember.

Hope you and your familys goals come true in 2012!

Good job. Well thought out.
As to 2012 goals, I will figure those out as I go along.

My goal has been to try to concentrate more on being there with my family. I am also trying to remember that every day is GOD's day, and I am making an effort to take that into consideration when I am getting angry at my kids or some idiot driver, etc. One of our family goals is to eat healthier and be mindful of everything we are putting in our bodies.

Blanche-I love the allrecipes.com site. There is an iPad app, too, which makes it super convenient and many of the recipes we have tried, and loved, are very simple and easy to do even after a full day of work.

I am very excited you are back to stay-I fell in love with you on Parents and transfered here when that stopped. You are so NORMAL!! Thanks for sharing that normalcy with us :)

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