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10 Goals For This Week (+ some random thoughts on motherhood)

10 Goals For This Week

So, I didn’t get everything crossed off my goals list for last week, but I did make some good headway on goals — and that’s always encouraging!

I think my biggest win of the week was that I got good sleep almost every night last week, we had a great first week of our new homeschool schedule, and I got all caught back up on the laundry again!

I took the picture above while I was in the middle of working on getting caught up on the laundry. Yes, I may have been just a wee bit behind on it. 🙂

10 Goals For This Week

Kaitlynn and I had a nail-painting date yesterday. I think all of my kids (and Jesse) have the love language of quality time. Which has been good (and a learning process) for me — a girl who is much more inclined to do rather than to just be.

I’ve been trying to be more intentional about regular one-on-one time with each of my kids each week as I’ve discovered this is something that fills up their tanks like almost nothing else.

10 Goals For This Week

This child. I can’t get enough of him. This morning he woke up early to snuggle with me while I finished some blogging work.

While we were snuggling, he told me all about how much he loved me, how much he loved spending time with me, and how he would never get married so he could live with me for the rest of his life and help me.

A little while later, he said, “You know, in 7 years, I’m going to be a teenager!” I did not need that reminder this morning. And yet, it was good to remember just how quickly they are growing up and how important it is to cherish the everyday moments. Because they are fleeting.

Here’s my goals update:

Last week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Start our new homeschool routine/curriculum.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Get caught back up on the laundry.

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 3 times.

5. Finish reading at least one book.

6. Listen to at least two inspiring audios/podcasts while working/driving.

7. Go to bed by 10:30 p.m. every night.

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

8. Have a coffee date with a new friend.

Business Goals

9. Record a short video for a project.

10. Get all details finalized for the Make Over Your Mornings Course Launch.

This week’s goals:

Marriage/Mothering/Homemaking Goals

1. Spend the day with Kaitlynn at Ice Skating Camp.

2. Write a love note to Jesse.

3. Go through and declutter at least two rooms in our house.

Personal Goals

4. Exercise at least 3 times.

5. Finish reading at least one book.

6. Listen to at least two inspiring audios/podcasts while working/driving.

7. Go to bed by 10:30 p.m. every night.

Local Ministry/Hospitality/Friendship Goals

8. Dinner with a friend from out-of-town who will be in TN this weekend.

Business Goals

9. Record a short video for a project.

10. Get the sales page finished for the Make Over Your Mornings Course.

How did you do on last week’s goals? What are your goals for this week? I’d love to have you share your progress on last week’s goals and your goals for this coming week in the comments. Of, if you’ve blogged about it, leave your direct link below. Let’s cheer each other on to live purposeful and productive lives! You can download a free customizable weekly goal-planning sheet here.


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23 Comments

  • Charity says:

    Hi Crystal! You may not have completed your to-do list, but it sure looks like you had some great accomplishments! I’d be excited about the sleep alone 😉

    This may sound like a foolish question but, I’ve seen you mention several times before,and here I this post now about your children’s love languages. I’m just curious how do you know what their love languages are?

    Thanks for your time and I hope you have another great week! 🙂 🙂

    • Jo says:

      We talk about love languages often and ask them how they feel loved, how they show love, what makes them feel loved, etc.

      There’s also a quiz you can take here: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/

  • Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving says:

    I love how you break your goals into specific focus areas. And good for you for choosing to focus on quality time with your children. On my list of goals for this week? I need to set up our mortgage to automatic payments, finish up teaching preparations for my final music classes of the school year, finish Dee Henderson’s newest book (amazing as always) and bake some more bread. That’s just a couple, as I constantly have a running to-do list in my notebook. If I didn’t, I know I’d forget what I needed to do! 🙂

  • Jessi (@thebudgetmama) says:

    I always enjoy reading your goals posts Crystal! You are such an inspiration to me and I’m truly grateful for your amazingness! 🙂 I am so excited to get started on your Morning Makeover Project – I’ve definitely been in need of it for months now!

  • Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden says:

    Your children will remember all those good times with their mother!

    Have a great night!

  • Guest says:

    Our five year old told me the other day he was never going to get married or move out because he wanted to be home with us. It was tempting to say, “Nope, you’ll change your mind.” but instead I smiled and told him I love him. 🙂 Thirteen years seems like a long time but if the last 8 with our oldest is any indication, it will FLY by.

  • Jenny @ Women With Intention says:

    My kids and husband are the same way! I always feel great as well after I spend that time with them! Great memories! 🙂

  • Stacy @ A Delightful Home says:

    I always enjoy reading about your goals!

    Can’t wait for your Makeover Your Mornings eCourse!

    • Jo says:

      If you’re interested in being an affiliate for the course, I’d love to send you a free course to check out and review. Just email joy @ moneysavingmom.com and tell her that I mentioned this to you.

  • Tina says:

    I enjoy reading your posts. You have written loves notes to Jessie. How do you deliver them to him? Just curious.

    • Jo says:

      Sometimes I hand write them and leave them on his dresser or hand them to him, sometimes I write him a note on our Aquanotes pad on the shower, sometimes I text him a note, and sometimes I email him a note. I try to change it up.

      • Tina says:

        I love the idea of writing a love note! I use to do that, but haven’t in quite some time (life seems to get in my way). Writing down feelings in a note is a fun way to ‘work on’ a marriage. You’ve inspired me. I’m going to write a love note to my favorite person, the love of my life, my husband of 36 years. Thanks!

  • kariane says:

    The sweetness and love that flows from little kids is one of the most beautiful things ever. What a great reminder to treasure these fleeting moments.

    We find one-on-one time fills all of us, and reminds us of how much we enjoy being together. It’s so special to have time with all the other distractions removed.

  • My goals are to get things ready for our yard sale this week and to write three blog articles. This is the last week my son has school. I am so ready for summer break. 🙂

  • Nicole McGhee says:

    Congrats on getting caught up on the laundry! Homeschooling three kids myself, I know that with everyone home all day laundry can pile up so fast! I’ve linked up my goals again this week for some accountability. I hope it works better for me than it did last week. 🙂

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi again Crystal!
    I love posting these here it gives me that added push to get them done! I like sticking the notes I write my husband in his lunch. If I leave them for my kids I like to leave them on their pillow!

    • Jo says:

      I love that you stick notes in your husband’s lunch. What a great idea!

      • Jennifer says:

        It’s kind of funny because my husband is a medic and works with a partner every day, and his partner always gives him a hard time about the notes. Hubby doesn’t really mind.

        The really cool thing is that my kids have seen me do this on numerous occasions, so at times they put little notes in his lunch all on their own. He really likes that 🙂

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