Best of 2017 and January 2018 Goals

Those of you who are subscribed to my newsletter have already received a letter from me sharing Best of 2017 Posts and some of my January 2018 Goals. Today I want to share more with you and hear back from you, too!

Last year was quite challenging, yet exciting. I started a new job, I opened a new company. I am slowly moving towards my life’s dreams becoming true, to becoming self-employed.

I also received two trainings to add to my skills: Pediatrics for Breastfeeding Counselors, and Post-Partum Doula Certificate. This has broadened my area of expertise, allowing me to consult moms and dads on many different things related to childbirth, breastfeeding, post-partum care, and more.

This month I have very simple goals for my blog:

  • As you have noticed, I have improved newsletter sign up options. So I hope to grow my audience this year.
  • I am working on adjusting some things related to my blog’s design. I love the theme I use, but I am hoping to improve it all.
  • I have designed my first Freebie for newsletter subscribers. So this goal for January 2018 has been reached!
  • I revived Virtues Series, and hope to revive/introduce more regular posts to my blog.

As for my life’s goals for January 2018:

  • Start homeschooling our oldest. Yes, we have finally decided to give a try for 6 months. There are many reasons why we want to do it. But we won’t know how it goes till later. Note: we are not against schooling. We believe there are so many ways to get education, and everyone chooses the one most suitable for their family.
  • Finish setting up my consultancy. This is a big task and probably will stretch into February and March.
  • Work on my patience. Yes, I admit that it is one virtue that keeps fluctuating!

And now, what you have been waiting for – Best post of 2017!

In my newsletter I listed 5 posts of all times that have performed the best in 2017. But here I would like to share on post written in 2017 that performed the best in the same year.

Here it is…

Wait a moment…

Almost there…

TA DA!

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Please check this post from Teach Me Mommy to see what her Best of 2017 was!

Thank you again for reading my blog and for your support!

 

While you are at it, stop by Mama Smiles and 3 Dinosaurs to see what goals they have set this month! There are some awesome goals to look forward to!

Keeping Mind and Body Fit in April

april goalsI am a bit late with posting my April goals.

For those of you who don’t know it yet, I am taking part in a great 10 week fitness challenge that requires me to eat clean and exercise. It has been going well so far and I was able to control my portions, and eat plenty of nutrients that help me not only lose weight, but feel energetic, too.

So, what are my goals for this month?

Mind:

– educate myself more on various topics of interest (parenting, moral education for kids, some science);

– hopefully start learning more about photography (yes, this is for my mind as I would have to learn about the light, the focus etc);

– get back to my doula studies as to be honest I am a bit behind!

Body:

– continue to eat clean and make it a habit;

– continue regular exercise

Blogging:

– work on managing to have my posts all scheduled on time;

– work on time management in general, because, you know, you can’t just juggle it all at the same time.

What are your goals for April?