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My Goals For This Week (easing back into real-life!)

After taking an entire month off from goal-setting while on maternity leave, I’m excited to ease back into it starting this week. (My maternity leave doesn’t officially end until the end of May, but I’m feeling good and we’re getting into a rhythm and groove here, so I decided I’d test drive the new routine I created for my week this week!)

This Week’s Goals

Personal Goals

1. Take 5 slow walks in our neighborhood. 

2. Finish reading Stay. Read 4 more chapters of Heartfelt Discipline. Read at least 10 chapters of The Librarian of Auschwitz.

Home/Family Goals

3. Read 3 chapters of The Boy on the Wooden Box aloud to the kids.

4. Complete 2 hours of foster care training.

5. Spend one-on-one time with each of the three older kids doing something they love doing.

Work/Blog Goals

6. Finish the second round of edit to my manuscript. Work on Afterword.

Word of the Year Goals

7. Have a family night and do an at-home Escape Game together.

What are YOUR goals for this week? Tell me in the comments! I’d love to hear and be able to cheer for you!

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14 Comments

  • Scotti says:

    Please share the new routine you’re planning!

  • Cheryl says:

    Your goals sound nice and easy! Give yourself grace and ease back to your new life! Each day is a gift from God! This week I plan on preparing and getting photos ready for my daughter’s graduation party which is at the end of July. I am working from home as a college librarian and have a few vacation days at the end of the week so I should have time. My family goal is to spend time with my daughter too and just chat and same with my son. Also just just enjoy sitting on the deck with my husband catching up. We have 2 teenagers so it is nice just to sit outside and relax!

  • Teresa says:

    I would love to know more about your family escape game…which one you purchased/where you got it/how you liked it.

  • Courtney says:

    How do you do a family Escape Game at home? Is it online? I’d love to try something like that with my teens!

    • We bought it from a local Escape Game company we love that created it when they were shut down because of Covid.

      • Susan Bogue says:

        Can you link the escape game company that you like. I am looking for a at home escape game for the family which is still “at home alot” before some go back to college and work. Thanks

  • Katy in Africa says:

    I’m trying to get up just a little earlier and spend time praying, writing in my thankful journal and reading my Bible outside.

  • Julia Moore says:

    Do you think the Boy on the Wooden box would be age appropriate for an 8 year old? I love getting read aloud options based on what you’ve read to your kids. My oldest is Silas’s age, so I feel like we’re probably good there, just wasn’t sure about our youngest. Hope you have an amazing week! Thanks!

    • Hmm… it delves into some different things related to World War II, so if you have a child who is really sensitive to things like that, it might not be a good choice. Our family is really enjoying it, but my kids are also older, too.

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