Concentrating on Growing Closer in March

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I am a little late with my Monthly Blogging Goals post this month. Holidays, colds, repeat pneumonia in Mini Man and some more things that have kept me from posting regularly and fulfilling my goals.

This month I am going to work on our family growing closer. Getting closer to my children, especially miss T, who needs my attention now as ever.

Blogging also will help me concentrate on closeness as besides doing regular activities, it was always always fun for me and the kids to create special ones for sharing on the blog.

Here are some highlights of what I plan to do this month:

1. I am now working along with a friend on opening a bilingual play group for children under 3. It will be another source for sharing wondeful ideas and experiences. Mini Man will be coming along and spending time with other 9-10 kids in his age category. I don’t know whether it will work out in a long run, but we are trying and hoping for the best!

2. I will be in charge of picking miss T from school. This will result in me fulfilling my daily walking goals, plus, spending extra time bonding with her.

3. I will be leading a regular weekly moral/spiritual education class for miss T’s age group and she will be coming along. That will be another way to bond and yet another resource which will help me revive my Virtues Series.

4. I will be looking into spending more time with miss A. As a middle child, she is often gets dismissed this way or another. So more time is what we need with her one-on-one.

5. Spending time with my husband in the evenings is a great way to bond. We have been fortunate that our children fell into a routine of going to bed quite early (before 8-9pm) which gives us an opportunity to catch up with things and each other’s days.

These are my goals for March. What are yours?


   

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Keeping Busy in February

February Goals

I am sitting down, looking at my clock, and realizing that a whole month just rushed by! We are in February already here in China! Where did the time go????

Wasn’t it just yesterday I published my goals for January? Is it time already to plan for February?

I have been busy indeed reviving my blog, working on bonding with my children, creating a small eBooklet, caring for a very sick child (Mini Man decided it was fun to get a bad cold first and then a pneumonia!), dealing with own injury (an epic fall during a Sports Day resulted in me injuring my knee)… So much has happened.

And yet, despite all the unpleasant things, January was a GOOD month. I have achieved so much: I am cooperating with 2 places on creating English curriculum for children under 6 years old; I have managed to handle a card exchange; we crafted with my kids and I introduced a new type of play dough in my classes (the post will come later – perhaps not in February, but in the months ahead when it is relevant!).

So, for February, I am setting the following goals:

  1. Continue being kind. I must admit that I need to be more kind. And I am working on it.
  2. Try not to get my blogging dates overbooks. Though, it is always fun to juggle the time differences in order to publish 3 posts in 2 days!
  3. Get back to composing music and record few songs with my husband. Yes, I am musical, too!
  4. Continue working on improving my blog’s content and revisit 2 or 3 old posts in order to improve photos and correct whatever spelling mistakes and typos there are.
  5. Initiate a regular moral and spiritual education class for my daughter with her friend. As Baha’is we believe that children should learn virtues and spiritual concepts from early on. It is a good practice as in between these practices help them concentrate, contemplate and self-discipline. So my goal is to start one class a week and hold it regularly.

I guess, that’s about it!

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Reviving My Blog by Setting Monthly Goals This Year

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my friends, family and those who read my blog!

This year I am happy to take part in a new project for creating and fulfilling Monthly Goals, both for blogging and for life.

I started blogging back in 2010 and my blog and my style have evolved. I have been a member of two wonderful blogging groups and I am happy of my achievements.

This year I want to start taking my blog on a new level.

And so, here are my January  goals:

  1. Reviving my popular series: Creative Tuesdays and Virtues Series. We do a lot of craft and we work on various virtues with my children.
  2. Dedicating more time to create special activities for my half-schooled daughter (she is only in school in the mornings and at home in the afternoons).
  3. Working on 2 exciting ebooks along with Leanna of All Done Monkey. We have previously written a book together on Ayyam-i-Ha and we now have 2 more books in the works.
  4. Spend as much time outside with children as possible. We have all gone through a roller-coaster of sicknesses in November and December and missed out on a lot of things.
  5. Become more regular with exercise and clean eating. Yes, I said it! No, this is not about diet or some crazy weight loss spree. I am trying to make myself and my family healthier. And exercise is fun with children!

What are your goals for this year and for January?

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