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Challenge: Reflecting on a Year of Pandemic Parenting

Doable Goals When Life is Crazy

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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? I’ve never liked the word “resolutions” much because resolutions don’t work without action plans! I choose the word GOAL! The number one key to successful goals? Think through how to make that goal happen and communicate with the people it will involve. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and lean into your support system. Here are some of my goals as I kiss 2020 goodbye and say hello to 2021!

In my home, I am choosing not to rush through little tasks like wiping my counters, but to embrace the moments. I don’t always do a good job of remembering this! It’s easy to get stressed and rush through cleaning, but even turning on worship music can make a big difference in my mood. I want to be intentional with Leyton while I clean or pack his lunch or take the time to laugh and be silly with the boys while sweeping or wiping the counters!

I also want to continue investing in relationships. I’m so grateful for our neighborhood and quarantine crew who got us through 2020!! I want to continue making room for heart to heart time, play dates, and double dates as relationships truly are everything!

I want to get back into the swing of things with my workouts and healthy eating! Drinking enough water daily (8 glasses!) and getting my body moving for 30 minutes make a huge difference in my outlook and energy! I have never felt better in my clothes than I do now, after having two babies! If I can do it, you can too! Let’s connect on Instagram and do this together!

As an entrepreneur, my goals for my business include creating more reels and video content, thinking about a future podcast, and working on my book proposal. So many exciting things in the works that I can’t wait to pursue with you!

Finally, I want to be more intentional to find a good schedule with my boys, focus on family time, (including date nights with my hubby!) and embrace my calling. The last few months have been crazy and stressful, but I’m ready to start fresh after the holidays, write in sensory activities together, and make more memories. Eric and I always talk about the importance of little moments, and I don’t want to miss any!

What goals do you have for 2021? I would love to hear in the comments below!

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