I have loved these goal setting posts. They do keep me motivated because I feel slightly more accountable.
I know I know I haven’t done a post for May. However, mistakes don’t make me give up.
So starting fresh with June
~ I would really like to blog more. I feel sometimes that it is an outlet for me. I enjoy sharing stuff. Blogs really helped me with my beginning homeschooling years. Actually who am I kidding, they still help me. I want to do this without being a “slave to the blog.” There was a point in time that I had my kids do things just so I could post them on my blog. Shameful, I know. They were fun things, it is just sometimes they didn’t fit into our day right. I hope I am going to be able to do both of these things (build my blog without being a slave to it) with the help of Mama Jenn and her blogging planner!
~ I NEED to cut down our grocery budget. I currently spend about $1000 a month between gas for the cars and groceries. This budget has to be cut down drastically. I plan on doing this by most likely not doing EMeals anymore. I have loved it, but I do need to feed my family cheaper. I may try to alter their menu plans to be cheaper by switching out sides expensive meals. I am also going to go back to couponing. Not extreme couponing but using Grocery Smarts and having a spending book where I write down every time we spend any cash or money at the grocery store/ gas station/ etc. I will let you know how that goes. We can do this. I haven’t had a car payment in over a year and we just purchased a new truck, so that is the reason for these cut backs! There are more cutbacks we are making besides groceries.
~ I want to be more on top of things around the house. I can wash clothes all day long, it is the folding and taking care of that I despise. I want to feel like my house is clean again, like I can be on top of it. It is not that it is dirty. It is the everyday stuff that gets me, picking up, dishes, cooking, etc. I am going to really work on having a happy heart while working on this. We do 15 min quick cleans once or twice a day but I still feel like I need 15 min cleans every hour. I will be writing about those later this month also.
I am feeling like these things will be great for me to work on. I can sense that June will be a great month. We have really simplified our schooling process for the summer. I feel that I will be able to focus on household things more and get them more organized and into a routine which will in turn help next school year go much more smoothly.