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Revisiting Your Goals Mid-Year

This weekend we made the rather spontaneous decision to head north to spend the holiday weekend with family. I got a chance to have coffee on Tuesday morning with my kid sister — just us, no children. It was really fun to sit and sip a cuppa and talk about the coming months. Janel and […]

Why Goals are Important

photo source: Chris Metcalf A month ago, we talked about goal setting and taking a long view of the year and the things that we hope to accomplish. You might not think that goals are important. You might be fine with how you spend your days — and you’re not really in a hurry to […]

New Year’s Goals (& A Free Planning Sheet)

I  love this week of the year. Not only do the kids and I have a week off school and my husband has a week off work, but I usually get a chance to catch my breath and think about the year we’re finishing and the year that’s beginning. I feel like my system gets […]

Preparing for Advent: Where Will I Look?

Preparing for Advent: Where Will I Look? Some thoughts on what should drive our holiday celebrations and how not to feel guilty about the ones we miss.

Depending on when Thankgiving falls in the month of November, it’s just a matter of days before December — and the countdown to Christmas — begins. When I was a child this was all about the presents. Yes, yes, it was. I wasn’t a Christian then and while I knew it was “Jesus’ birthday,” that […]

Getting Priorities in Line

Last week, I got cozy with a cup of my very favorite coffee, Uzuri African Blend. Sipping away, I spent some time reading and thinking about Psalm 5 and journaling about it. The house was quiet — it was 5 am. And I could think. I turned to the Goals section of my household notebook […]

Challenges, Challenges: New Year, New You

The new year can be such an exciting time to start fresh in some area of your life. Set a goal, envision a new and good habit, and then set off on an adventure in achieving it. It’s amazing how many blog-sponsored “challenges” are active right now. It could be easy to get overwhelmed. The key […]

Frugal Friday: New Year Goals

Happy New Year! I love January 1. There’s just something invigorating about it. We get a fresh start! While 2009 was great in its own respects, I’m looking forward to growing and improving in 2010. This Frugal Friday is dedicated to any financial goal you might have. There’s safety in numbers. It always feels better to […]

Whatcha Doin’?

This week is full of plans for people. Maybe you’re putting together a big Thanksgiving feast. Or getting ready to shop ’til you drop? Perhaps you’re heading out of town on a family road trip. The FishFam? Well, we’re hitting the open road at the crack of oh-my-gosh-it’s-too-early-to-be-alive. We haven’t seen the paternal grandparents since […]