weekend reflections

Weekend Reflections: Thoughts about 2013 and 2014

Mini berries on a branch

Mini berries on a branch

The last weekend of 2013. Time really passes so fast. December has been a really  busy month as the kids are on holidays and we have been on vacations, play dates and lots of outings with the kids.

This week we celebrated Christmas with a lunch gathering with the family and relatives and next week we will be celebrating the New Year. It has been great meeting up with them as the last time that we saw each other was during Chinese New Year.

This year has been a really hectic year and looking back I’ve managed to cross out quite a bit on my list of resolutions for 2013.

However there are still certain areas like weight management and spritual guidance which will certainly need more work on.

 

For Myself

  1.  Focus on more healthy eating and exercising. Target weight is getting back to 60kg first.
  2. Reading up and learning more about how to use my DSLR
  3. Test out the recipes in the cook books that I have acquired in 2012.
  4. To brush up on my French and Japanese.

For the blog

  1. To increase readership even further and break the 15K FB Fan mark.
  2. Get more sponsors and campaigns.
  3. To double blog income.

For the kids

  1.  Engage them in more family based activities and teach them more life skills.
  2. Read scripture together with the kids bi-weekly with follow up activities weekly.
  3. Pray together before meals .
  4. Focus on both academic and physical development for each child.

For the family

  1. Go on family vacations at least twice a year.
  2. Spend time outdoors with the kids
  3. Watch movies or have games night once a month.

For our relationship

  1. Have a couple night once a month or as often as possible.
  2. Go on a couple trip without the kids.
  3. Pray together

In the coming days I will be putting together my resolutions for 2014 and also finalizing up the new timetables and schedule for myself and the kids. It will certainly be more challenging and interesting come 2014 as I will be putting many new plans which I have been pondering upon into action. I’m optimistic that I will be able to see my desired results once the plans have been executed.

What are your thoughts about 2013 and 2014?

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Weekend Reflections: Trappings of Modern Motherhood

The bench

The bench

There are many things in this modern age which one can’t live without. Now in the 21st century everyone (including me) are highly dependable on our different gadgets to function. It we were living in the olden ages I really wonder if we would be able to do every as efficiently without our aids.

As a Mom in the 21st century I rely on the following.

  1. A smart phone. A mobile is not just for making and receiving calls nowadays. It has to be able to have calendar with reminder functions, budgeting and other apps to check e-mail, Facebook and Instagram.
  2. Caffeine. Not coffee but green tea for me. It does help to keep my current weight lost attempt in check and boost my level of energy.
  3. Kitchen appliances. To be able to cook a 3 to 5 course meal within an hour I rely heavily on the stove, steamer, oven, blender and airfryer to cook dinner.
  4. A virtual showcase ( aka blog) to keep everyone in the family updated on the kids growth and mark down all the different milestones and memorable moments that we experience.
  5. Google Docs- to manage the different work schedules for the  various blogging campaigns that I have.
  6. GOD – to give me the strength to carry out all the tasks that has to be done within the day.
  7. Planning on the go-  troubleshooting any problem which may suddenly arise during the course of the day

How do you deal with Modern Motherhood?

 

 

 

 

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