Planning Family Goals For The New Year

Towards the end of 2008 my monthly reviews stopped as the busyness of Christmas and end of school year caught up with me. I will aim (my first goal!!) to be more consistent with my monthly reviews this year.

Familys Goals for 2009

Before I go on to the goals for January, I wanted to list (in no particular order) the over all key goals I have for our family in 2009:

  1. Smooth transition adding our newest family member.
  2. Ensure Possum’s first school year is a positive experience.
  3. Complete my “Special Project”.
  4. Encourage further (age appropriate) independence in my children.
  5. Maintain my health and fitness.
  6. Support Mr I’s chosen sporting events, so he can maintain his health and fitness.
  7. See at least one live music event a quarter.
  8. Adhere to the family budget.
  9. Achieve a balance of fun and learning activities for the children.
  10. To grow this blog to become a greater resource for families.

Key Tasks for January

Given that we are a third of the way through this month already, I have actually completed a number of these already:

  1. Pack up Christmas decorations.
  2. Retrieve baby items from attic and wash up baby clothes.
  3. Ensure back to school preparations are completed by mid January.
  4. Menu plan for the next couple of months in advance.
  5. Have fun with the kids over the holidays, incorporating their choices of activities.
  6. Pre-write and schedule posts for late January and early February.
  7. See a movie before the baby is born.
  8. Have and enjoy our new baby!