Weekly Goals for August 4, 2013 and An Update on Last Week’s Goals

**This post contains affiliate links.** Last week, the stomach bug made it’s way through our house.  First, Bookworm was sick, though his was very short lived, as it always is.  Next, Peanut Butter and Jelly Girl got it, and as usual, she got it much more severely than Bookworm.  She was out of commission for […]

Summer 2013 Business & Family Bucket List

This summer there is a lot I want to accomplish.  There are so many things I want to do to treat my blog more like a business, but I also have to prepare to homeschool for the first time in the fall.  And I want to spend more time with my family doing fun things. […]

How to Successfully Set and Accomplish Goals

I’m a big believer in setting goals.  In fact, setting goals is such an important activity to me that I set yearly goals on this blog as well as weekly goals that help me take small steps to achieve the goals I’ve set for the year.  (Reporting back to you every week helps keep me […]

Financial and Personal Goals for 2012

2011 was an amazing year for our family.  I quit my job, my husband secured a post-doc position, and we began to aggressively pay down our debt.  We are still deep in the financial trenches, recovering from my husband’s long haul to earn his Ph.D. and our decision to have two babies back-to-back.  However, we […]

What Is the Next Big Goal for Mom’s Plans?

Mom’s Plans’ Initial Goal When I started this blog, it was to share how my family was learning to live on less so I could be a stay-at-home mom.  After 2 years of blogging, I have officially become a stay-at-home mom, so I have met my main goal for Mom’s Plans.  So, what is my […]

2011 Financial and Personal Goals

It is a new year that I hope will bring exciting changes to our family.  I am hoping this is the year that, after 10 long years (including a year off after the birth of our son) my husband FINALLY graduates with his Ph.D.  He enrolled in a dual Masters/Ph.D. program in 2001, and has […]

My Best Life Summer – Part One

I always hear Oprah referring to “Your Best Life.” I have decided this summer to focus on living my best life. In the next few weeks, I will outline some of the changes I am making. The most important change for me personally is losing weight. I am nearing 40, and I now have three […]

Personal Goals for 2010

I am not big on New Year’s resolutions. In my experience, they seem to be broken by January 31st. However, the new year does offer a good time to look back and reflect on the areas of my life that still need improvement. I believe 2010 will be a year of great change for our […]