2012 was a good year for us, and I’m looking forward to 2013! I don’t really make resolutions, but I do daydream and make plans for what I’d like to accomplish. So here they are…
- Play-based learning/unschooling: We are very relaxed and easygoing when it comes to learning. Learning is fun and includes lots of reading, coloring and painting, stamps, cutting with scissors, cooking together, building, pretend and storytelling. Joshua is thriving! I joined a local unschooling meet up group and plan to attend some of their activities in the coming year.
- Early to bed: We have just recently made some changes to our bed time routine based on The No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers and Joshua is doing very well sleeping in his own room. He doesn’t nap anymore and goes to sleep between 7:30 and 8:00pm, then wakes up at 6:00am most mornings. I want to keep up with our successful routine and as David grows I’d like to establish an equally successful routine with him. He’s still on the newborn sleep timeline for now.
- Cook healthy, whole foods: Isn’t this always my goal? I’ve been reading Nourishing Traditions and hope to incorporate more of those ideas into our meals.
- Cloth diapers: We switched to g-cloth for David a few weeks ago and so far I’m loving them. Joshua is mostly potty trained, and it has been pretty easy! He just decided he was ready. It will be great to not have to purchase any disposables!
- Laundry: Stay on track! I’m making Monday the official laundry day and will do more as needed. Diapers will probably be every-other day.
- Mud room: This is our winter project for 2013. I’m hoping to have it done by spring, but it’s more Ed’s project than my own.
- Garden: Again, stay on track! Use it as a learning experience for the boys. Teach them to pull weeds!
- Baby weight: Lose it! I’ve only got 10 more pounds to go, but realistically it will take a whole year. That gives me til October.
- Focus on my health by going for check ups that I’ve been avoiding.
- Mentoring: Attend more training sessions and work toward becoming a Master Mentor for new teachers.
- Continue to reflect on and improve my daily lessons.
How about you? What are your goals for 2013?