My One Word Theme and Goals for 2016


New Years has come and gone. Once again I sat down and mapped out my goals I wanted to accomplish in 2016. The first thing i did though was look back over 2015’s goals and see how I did. To be honest I thought I did horrible but after looking over all last years goals I accomplished 75% of them. For me this is amazing! I was so happy that I had accomplished that much.

My goals for 2016 were scaled back a bit to help account for the new baby arriving in June. When a baby comes there just isn’t anytime for anything else except sleeping, eating, and taking care of baby for at least the first 6-8 weeks.

My theme word for the Year is FOCUS. My brain was all over the place most of last year along with alot of things I wanted to get accomplished. There just wasn’t alot of streamlining to get things done.


So without further delay here are my goals for 2016 (sorry this is so late):


  • read to kids every night before bed
  • after dinner devotions 5 days a week
  • family night 1 time a week
  • 1 on 1 time with each child
  • taking time each day to talk, listen, & play with them


  • date night once a month out
  • encouraging note once a week
  • pray daily for
  • read to books on marriage


  • workout 30 minutes 4 times per week
  • read for a minimum of 20 minutes everyday
  • journal daily
  • do a devotion daily
  • listen to a motivational podcast while cleaning


  • get back to meal planning weekly
  • get back to freezer/batch cooking monthly
  • finish kids quilts
  • daily cleaning (1 room per day)
  • No screen time or chores on Sunday
  • Completely switch to homemade personal care & baby products


  • Pay off all consumer debt
  • 2 months emergency savings
  • Start making money from our homestead
  • Start a craft business
  • blog 3-5 times a week & put up 1 YouTube video a week

Some may look at this and wonder if I really scaled back. I can assure you yes I have. I also have some big dreams and goals financially that will take a lot of discipline but with support of my family and friends I know I can get them started.

Post any comments or questions below and THANK You for stopping by.



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