I know you have been seeing the posts all over your feeds of everyone’s goals, vision boards, and fitness plans for the new year. This post will be a bit different, I have set some Motherhood goals for myself this year. As
The boys are 9 and 7 now, it’s time for me to let go a little. And by that I mean, teaching them responsibility. I have been home a huge part of their lives, and very hands-on at that. While they know I work, I am still here for them, homework, getting ready in the morn etc. Because of this, I feel like they depend on me TOO much. I have stopped laying out their clothes this year. They have to look for their own underpants, socks etc. All I do is iron their uniforms, the rest is on them.
Chores. I have been very lax with the boys and chores around the house. One of my goals is to crack down on that. They will have to make their beds, vacuum, and do the dishes. I need these boys to know how to clean and be organized. There will be no gender bias here when it comes to what housework they will have to do. Which brings me to cooking. I will start teaching them how to prepare easy meals this year: spaghetti, tacos, rice etc. My father used to always tell us how his Mom made sure he knew how to cook in case his wife treated him badly, he wouldn’t have to depend on her for food. My boys will be the same way.
As per my last post, I will implement a financial strategy for them this year as well. They do not get an allowance right now, but maybe we can start allowing them a few dollars each week to start learning about saving and how money works. Check out that post here.
Transparent moment. I need to work on my emotional health as a Mom. My major issue is I
A big focus on my list this year, travel! We have a couple of huge family vacations planned this year. I am so grateful that the boys are already filled with so much culture, and we can’t wait to expose them to so much more of it. They are older now: able to handle the hustle and bustle of the airports, the long plane rides, and most importantly remember the experience. Any family vacations on your agenda this year?
Spirituality. The boys are being raised as SDA, mainly because of Ade. I have no problem with them going to church and learning the word. I am not able to attend church because of my weekend work schedule, so I am making a conscious effort to read a children’s devotional with them daily. It’s not a huge deal, but it’s something we can do as a family. I purchased the devotional from Amazon.
Here’s to crushing the Motherhood game this year and every year thereafter. Here’s to raising independent well-rounded young men. Here’s to balancing Motherhood, family, friendship, work, and life!! What’s on your Motherhood list of accomplishments for this year?