Monday, December 31, 2007

2007 Accomplishment Summary & 2008 Goals

Name: Mommy, Manic

Title: Mother, Wife, Whole Unique Person

Accomplishment Summary (summarize accomplishments vs. goals):

Finalize Adjustment to Stay-at-Home-Motherhood

- Read I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, Mommy Wars, and numerous other self-help/parenting books

- Started reading mommy blogs

- Sought help for addiction to mommy blogs

- Started own blog

- Lowered expectations for accomplishments based on external input/research (mommy blogs)

- Instituted cocktails 'mommy popcicles' with neighboring SAHM

Lose Weight/Exercise

- Lost approximately 12 lbs and one clothing size

- Have managed to keep about 8 lbs off- Joined gym end of Q-1

- Attended with regularity for 2nd and 3rd quarters

- Ate everything in site and have not gone to gym in month of December

Read Better Books/Read paper daily

- Purchased Love in the Time of Cholera
- Read first chapter

- Purchased far too much trash/magazines

- Have daily subscription to Boston Globe

- During recent outpatient surgery for suspicious mole, read Globe cover-to-cover.

Strengths/Growth (describe strengths and how they have changed in the past year):

Working-world strengths in the area of relationship-building and project management have helped negligibly in accomplishing the goal of smooth transition to full-time management of a home and family. Extemporaneousness, multi-tasking, and lowering adjusting expectations have been best-utilized tools.

2008 Goals

Goal: Enjoy my children more

Action Plan:

- (1)Engage in day-to-day and household tasks with them present/assisting (2)Dedicate more time to Chutes and Ladders/Candy Land/Webkinz

Success Criteria: More accomplishment Less aggravation

Goal: A place for everything and everything in its place

Action Plan:
- Umm...

Success Criteria: Less clutter, chaos, and confusion

Goal: Personal Growth – Attend wine course

Action Plan:
- Check Boston/Cambridge Centers for Adult Education for a course.

Success Criteria: Attend course, Learn more about wine, Enjoy adult time

Goal: Quality time alone with spouse

Action Plan:
- Schedule and adhere to monthly date nights

Success Criteria: Remembering we like each other - priceless

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suburbancorrespondent said...

I hate Love in the Time of Cholera. Choose another book so that you don't waste your time.

Please note, involving your children in general household tasks does not necessarily lead to your enjoying said children more. In fact, it usually leads to the opposite.

Jen said...

Good luck with the goals...
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I'll vote for playing with the Webkinz before Chutes and Ladders!

BOSSY said...

Lately Bossy keeps herself from making these type of lists - something about seeing failed goals all lined up always makes her feel like a New Year's Turd.

Anonymous said...

I just broke out in hives after seeing this post and recognizing where it came from. How could you!?


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