Preparing for the New Year

Preparing for the New Year 1I don't know about you but my New Year begins right after Labor Day.

I understand what the calendar says, but think about it. September is when the randomness of summer once again finds you back in routine. For many of us, September is when the summer camps and vacations end and our kids school year begins.

In fact, it can be argued that January isn't a change at all from December, but by comparison, September is a totally new world from the frolic and frenzy of the summer. It means no longer sleeping late and adhoc day trips.

September means a new teacher and a new grade, new shoes, clothes and new school supplies. A fresh start for mom and child to stick to their planned schedule:)

It reminds me of crisp, clear mornings where I can shop at the grocery store alone and actually clean out the closets of clutter. Whoever coined the name “Spring Cleaning” most not have kids.

This year we are preparing differently and not making resolutions but setting measurable goals. Here are a few:

  1. With 80 days to Thanksgiving, which is a big thing in our family, I will truly step up my fitness game to 3xs per week
  2. I will read all food labels and try to only buy natural.
  3. Couponer will truly become my middle name.
  4. I will learn the word no and take more time to smell the roses.
  5. Our mornings will not be hectic or rushed as we will prepare the night before.
  6. I will wash clothes every two days.
  7. I will purge two items for every one bought into the house.
  8. Everyone will participate in at least two extracurricular activities.
  9. Everyone will have at least two chores at home.
  10. Homework will continue to take precedence over all things.

What are your goals for the “New Year?”

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