How I Want To Spend 2017

2016 was a crazy year for us. We added a second child to our family...Camden started "school"...Rocky unexpectedly passed away...etc. I honestly feel like being pregnant/having a baby just makes the year fly by in itself! Typically, I don't do resolutions but because I have no doubt that 2017 will be just as busy, there are definitely things that I want to really focus on.

And most of them have to do with myself. I have a lot of personal goals for myself this year because often when raising young kids it's easy to put yourself last - since you're always putting your kids first. Now that Grayson is not an itty bitty newborn (6 months in 4 days!) I feel like we are in a better routine of things where I can really be intentional about growing and changing certain areas. It's time to hold myself accountable! 

+Take better care of my health. 

This is at the top of my list for the year. Must stop trying to pass off Camden's toddler snacks as my lunch and get back into a solid weekly workout routine. I want to commit to lose 10 lbs and eat more of a plant based diet. I'm also planning on cutting back on caffeine. Before the boys, I used to only get Starbucks once a week (my body gets jittery with too much) and I felt SO much better. I'm already on day 9 of this (I've only had coffee once) and I actually feel like I have more energy, so yay! Hoping to keep this up.

+Stay more organized.

From the kids toys to making sure I have appointments written in my planner - it's a must to staying on top of everything. I bought a bunch of new plastic bins after Christmas to organize Camden's toys which was a great start! 

+Spend more quality time with Billy.

Would love to take a vacation without the kids this year once Grayson is a little bit older. Traveling is my favorite thing to do with Billy and it would be so nice to just have a few days to just be husband/wife. Need to work on giving him more compliments + praise in our everyday life, too!

+If it doesn't bring me JOY then cut. it. out.

That simple. 

+Say NO to things and don't feel bad about it.

Let's face it...it's difficult some days getting out of the house with 2 young kids and the last thing I want to do is be "too busy". I want to have more relaxing Saturday's at home with the boys that aren't rushing around to get to certain places.

+Wake up earlier.

I'm typically running around like a chicken with my head cut off in the morning to get myself ready before the boys are up all because I like to get that extra 15-20 minutes of sleep. BUT...waking up just 30 minutes earlier will help me feel more put together and ready to tackle the day, which in turn will make me a better mom.

What are your goals for 2017? Share with me!


  1. These are all great goals. While I do want to be a better wife and have more time with my husband, I have such a hard time letting someone watch my kids. This is something I need to work on more. My other goal is to have more fun! :) Who doesn't love impromptu fun dates, to a museum, a park, picnic in the living room.

  2. Great goals!

    Mine: date night out once a month; better self care, family vacation. :-)

  3. I am TOTALLY with you on saying NO! I've already said no to a few things and staying home felt so good! Also, my health. Yikes. My diet is coffee and cereal and I always feel so puny. Time to change that!! Love this list!

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  6. I am still trying to get round to a Goals post! Love your goals friend x

  7. I am working on getting to bed earlier so I can in turn get up earlier. I really need an extra 30 minutes in the morning to really get myself together. I'm working on some similar stuff too with organization and clearing out clutter, both physical and digital. I gotta get my digital life in order...pictures, files, etc.


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