Half Year Review- 2017

Recent photo of me
Recent photo of me

Within a blink of the eye half a year has passed. The kids are back in school and having the 3rd term of schooling.  It’s time to do some reflection on how 2017 has been so far for me.

In January I didn’t set any resolutions as I find that it wasn’t something that I want to continue doing. However I did write down 20 Ideas how to make this year the best year ever!!

I cut down blogging drastically and pushed away many engagements as I realign more on building up the bond between the kids and them with me.

Being a Single parent of 3 hasn’t been easy. It has been rather exhausting on ends especially when there are tons of deadlines to meet and also make sure that the kids keep on track with their studies.

Tiger girl getting a piggyback ride from Monkey Boy
Tiger girl getting a piggyback ride from Monkey Boy

To cope with the hectic schedules I’ve looked more closely at mine and the kids nutritional needs.  I’m currently going through some online nutritional courses to learn more about what is the ideal proportion and types of food to serve to the different age groups.

I will be revamping my weekly meal planning further to cut down more on processed and other unhealthy foods from the family diet.  I intend to increase the variety of fruits and  vegetables that I introduce to the kids. I will be cutting down on wheat products and sugary treats too for everyone as they are the main cause of cancers and other life threatening diseases.

I’ll be introducing Quinoa and other grains as replacement for rice and noodles. We won’t be cutting them off totally but reducing the intake of these asian staples drastically.

This month I will be attending a croissant baking class. Tiger girl loves to eat croissants and it makes more financial and health sense to bake my own which is free of unwanted chemicals and cheaper on the pocket.   Besides croissant I will also be scheduling a sweet bun course to attend with a girlfriend.

The breads available commercially has too many preservatives  and can add up to quite a bit as even a simple small cake can cost up to $80 from a posh bakery.

I hope to save some $$ from DIY bread from now onwards.

How has the 1st half of 2017 been for you?

(do share with me in the comments below :P)

5 thoughts on “Half Year Review- 2017”

  1. Time flies so fast and yes, half of the year is already over. It is really nice to cook or bake your own food. You can really save money and you know what ingredients you are using.

  2. Honestly, the past 6 months has been a blur as I juggled homeschooling one son, taking care of a new baby, and tending to 2 teen daughters plus hubby. Then, there’s work and blogging. My plate is so full I really don’t know how I’ve survived. Haha! Good to know you’re 2017 seems to be on track. You’re so intentional with your goals.

  3. Making your own bread, I believe, would help you save you a lot. Plus it is more fun to be productive in the kitchen and surprise your family with your creations. Cutting down on processed food is also a good decision. Weve been doing that lately and how I wish ive started it years ago.

  4. I haven’t tried making bread but I want to. Attending baking classes isn’t just my priority right now, but if given a chance, why not? Kids’ schooling and stuff really make us busier than usual, I feel you! I’m currently homeschooling my preschooler and the chores at home keep piling up.

  5. The past 6 months was work – Nate – and waiting for me. 3 months ago, my sister, who helped me take care of my son went home which means more mom and son time for us. The next 3 months will be probably be more about waiting (still) for hubby to come home.

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