Tag: goals

A Nurturing Approach to 2021

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Last year my New Year's resolutions went out the window by April. So instead of setting goals for 2021 that may not be possible...

Reclaiming New Year’s Resolutions With Small Wins

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My favorite holiday is New Year’s Eve. There’s so much hope and promise for what the new year will hold. We’re feeling optimistic and...

2020 Made Me a Different Mom — and That’s a Good...

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It seems like a lifetime ago that I sat at our dining room table one evening in February, calling loved ones to let them...

Setting Goals with Kids During the Coronavirus Quarantine

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Be flexible. As we are learning from the current ever-changing news cycle, things change rapidly. Make a schedule — and set goals, because kids need to know what to expect — but be willing to hold it loosely, and adapt to what your kids are communicating. If they're having a blast building Legos, don't move things along to get to "requirements." Don't be so hell-bent on a particular goal that you miss the bigger lesson your kids are learning about kindness and care for others.

Saying NO to ‘New Year, New Me’

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If what you’re doing feels overwhelming, pick one part of it that you CAN do. Prioritize and decide what the most important, necessary pieces are — instead of what would be the ideal. (Cue the song from Daniel Tiger: “When something is hard to do, try it a little bit at a time.”)

This Year, Do THIS Instead of Making New Year’s Resolutions

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It is well known that New Year's resolutions seldom work out (80% of people do not keep them). So how about we consider something different for this year's transition from 2019 into 2020?

What We Didn’t Do This Summer (But Said We Would)

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Summer is full of unfulfilled promises we made to ourselves during the spring about what we would do once the weather turned warmer. If you’re anything like us, you didn’t hold yourself to your promises this summer. Still, we had fun not doing much at all and not meeting our goals. Here’s where we fell short.

Executing a Plan to Achieve a Goal :: Patriots Style

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Now, as an adult, and 17 years after that first win, I get even more satisfaction from watching the Patriots crush their opponents every playoff season. Why? Because of the absolute laser focus of this team. Year after year it is still incredible and is truly so far above anything that has ever been seen in sports before. How they do it is really so simple. They make a plan, execute a plan, and achieve the goal.  

2019 :: My Year of Yes!

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Now, I'm not really one for resolutions — far too many of them focus on superficial changes, drastic results, and unrealistic expectations. And they are often setups for failures and disappointment. This year, however, I'm going to dare to be different. I'm going to take on a mini-resolution. I'm going to try to make this the year of yes.

My New Year’s Bucket List

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Keeping one New Year's resolution for an entire year is not a strong point of mine. This year, I have decided to make a bucket list instead. Small goals that are attainable. Things I can cross off when they are accomplished. Ideas that will not leave me feeling like a failure come Dec. 31. Activities to do with my kids. Adventures to share with loved ones. Books to read. Recipes to make. A list. A simple list. Not an idea that will pass with each day. 

Helping My Kids Reach Their Goals :: End-of-Year Wrap-Up

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Before the school year began, we called a Family Goals Meeting over pizza, fruit, and juice boxes. Then we went to the whiteboard to hash out the goals.