Monday, January 11, 2016

Our Goals as a Family

Recently, one of my friends linked to a reflection form on her Facebook page, and I love it. It comes from a blog called The Art of Simple.

But it made me start freaking out. How am I supposed to set my own intentions for the year and set some with my partner and set some as a family?

It's something I totally want to do, but I can't cram it all into my New Year Reflection Time. It's too overwhelming.

And then I was suddenly so grateful that I'll be working through a Purposeful Parenthood course with others to set intentions about what kind of families we want to be and which specific actions will get us to that end goal. We'll have plenty of time to think about this stuff! It's better for reflection and intention-setting to happen over an extended period of time anyway; most people don't even stick to their New Year's resolutions.

I did ask my family what our goals should be as a family this year over dinner one night, and this is what we came up with:
  • Take a road trip to Oklahoma to make some new friends (people I've "known" since I was blogging about my wedding so long ago).
  • Take a road trip to Dallas to see old friends.
  • Read 3 chapter books to Henry.
  • Henry wants to read all the BOB books.
  • We want to go camping.
  • We want to take more day trips to small TX towns on Saturdays.
  • We want to hang out at a creek in the summer (just like going to the beach).
  • Volunteer at least two times as a family.
Of course I have lots more to think about in terms of what kind of family we want to be (such as how to make sure my children are eating more healthy foods), but this list was a cute place to start! 

Today is the first day of Purposeful Parenthood and the last day to register. We'd love to have you join us!

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Kristy said...

What a fantastic worksheet! Thanks for providing the link. I really like the idea of family goals. I'll have to check out the BOB books for my emergent reader :)

Anna Zeide said...

So glad to be part of your family's goals! Can't wait to see you!

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