Breaking Down My Goals – Financial

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Simply put – saving money is hard for anyone.  Including us. This is the last post on “Breaking Down My Goals” for the Twelve Goals of Twelve that I’ve set forth for the year. In the financial area, and because I’m trying to be open and honest with my children (and anyone else who reads […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Social/Blog

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Out of all the goals I made this year, the most challenging will be in this area – Social/Blog. At the beginning of the year, I wrote out and put out for the whole world to see my Year of Twelves – meaning twelve goals of twelve things each. I’ve gone over eight goals so […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Family, Part II

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Part II of my ‘Family’ area of goal-tackling is to cover my who, what, when, how, where and why of a, a-hem, ~ frightening ~ goal: Complete 12 Home Improvement Projects of Any Kind I’m almost positive this goal would not ‘frighten’ most people. Let me tell you why I’m scared of this: Last year, […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Family, Part I

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This year I plan on being more intentional with planning things out with my family. Not just my immediate family of adorable mini-me’s that my husband and I have created, but with my brother and his family, with my uncles, aunts, cousins and their families, and with my dad. The three goals I’m listing in […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Spiritual

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When I first wrote out my twelve goals of twelve this year, I had no idea how I was going to accomplish some of it. This goal is the one I should be tackling first as there is nothing more important than serving the Lord and how to serve Him better, yet I admit that […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Intellectual

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Simply put, I am doing many of my goals for 2016 as realistically as possible. If you read my first post of the year, about how I’m calling this My Year of Twelves, you might have thought to yourself that it’s impossible. No one can do that many things. Well, that just tells me that […]


Breaking Down my New Year Goals-Physical

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I have extremely ambitious goals for 2016. You wouldn’t think I was ambitious as 2016 came into our home at 9 PM Pacific Time on December 31, 2015. Our kids were in bed before 9:30, and I went to sleep before 10:30 PM. This is what it’s like in my late thirties baby! But…. The […]


Fasting as a Church -Notes on My Experience

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“I used to fast with my mom.” That’s what I quietly told my husband during church when the preacher talked about fasting the first time in January. He nodded politely at me when I said it, as he does when he’s trying to concentrate on the sermon. ‘…But I really did fast with my mom.’  […]


My 2016 Word of the Year

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Many times in 2015, my husband and I felt like we were surviving. There was much joy throughout the year, but there was also great sorrow and loss. Read back to the past two posts and you can get a feel of what I’m talking about.  I’m not going to rehash them again.  There’s no […]


January 2016 Run Goal Update

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Running in January in Central California when you’re not used to cold can be challenging. I can’t wear a complete head-covering over my nose because I usually run with my glasses and they fog up while I breathe. But oh well.  I still make it work and I’m trying to train for my first half […]