10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

I was able to cross all but one of my goals off my list last week.

I decided not to upload any family vlogs because, by Friday afternoon, I was spent as a mom and needed a break.

If you watch our vlogs, you know that my husband, Ruben, is in just about every video, and that’s because we film the vlogs on weekends or on days he’s requested off work for a particular reason. But on the days he works, which is obviously most days, he works outside of the house for much of the day, and then comes home and works some more — inputting information into work systems, calling customers, etc… He usually finishes up around the time the kids are heading to bed, but many days it’s later than that.

Anyway, while I can normally handle the kids and regular home life with his crazy work schedule, by the end of last week, my patience was gone. And all I wanted was to be alone for awhile.

I felt better by Sunday, but I’m glad Ruben only has to work four days this week. :)

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Read to my children 5x

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 150 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 10 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Organize bookshelves

8. Organize, delete, and clean up files on my computer

Business Goals:

9. Shoot, edit, & upload three videos to our family YouTube channel 

10. Shoot, edit, & upload two family vlogs

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Read to my children 5x

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 150 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 10 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Clean and organize my desk

8. Spend 30 minutes looking into curriculum and planning for the upcoming school year

Business Goals:

9. Shoot, edit, & upload three videos to our family YouTube channel 

10. Shoot, edit, & upload two family vlogs

What are your goals for this week?

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Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (Plus a Giveaway for a Family 4-Pack!)

Thanks to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (Chicago Castle) for partnering with me on this fantastic giveaway. #MedievalSummer

The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament show is an experience your family will remember!  Visit my blog for details and a fun vlog of our experience at the Chicago Castle! #MedievalSummer

Last year, we experienced the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament show for the first time ever.

It was a fun, exciting, and delicious way to spend an afternoon, and we all loved it! My boys, especially, couldn’t wait for another opportunity to go back. I think they were not only won over by the entertainment (which included watching knights battle and real horses zoom past them), but also by the food and the souvenir swords we couldn’t resist. :)

The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament show is an experience your family will remember!  Visit my blog for details and a fun vlog of our experience at the Chicago Castle! #MedievalSummer

The whole experience was unforgettable.

Visiting the Chicago Castle This Year

We recently had a chance to go back to the Medieval Times Chicago Castle, and this time, I think the kids were even more excited leading up to the day of the show because they knew what to expect.

The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament show is an experience your family will remember!  Visit my blog for details and a fun vlog of our experience at the Chicago Castle! #MedievalSummer

I vlogged our experience, so you can get a real picture of what it’s like to visit Medieval Times. And in case you’re wondering, we brought swords home again — one for each kid this time. 😉

Here’s the vlog:

And now…an Opportunity to Win a Family 4-Pack!

Now that you know more about what an amazing experience a Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament show can be, how about the chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to the Chicago Castle? :)

The Chicago Castle is conveniently located in Schaumburg, Illinois.

That’s right! One of my fabulous readers is going to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to eat dinner, see the show, and experience the excitement for themselves!

How to Enter the Giveaway

Simply enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter below. I’ve included options for extra entries, too!

This giveaway will run from now until July 3, 2015 at 12:00am. The giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above. The winner will be randomly chosen. I will promptly send the winner an email notifying them that they’ve won, and the winner must respond within 48hrs. of the giveaway’s end. Otherwise, I will have to draw a new winner.

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Have you ever been to a Medieval Times show?

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The Latest YouTube Videos on Fun Playtime Reviews: Shopkins, Play-Doh, Disney Princesses, and a Captain America Play-Doh Surprise Egg

Need gift ideas or just a fun video for your kids to watch? Check out our Captain America Play Doh Surprise Egg Video! #avengers #avengersageofultron #playdoh #surpriseegg

I have six fun videos to share with you today. :)

But before I get to the videos, here are a few YouTube-related things I’ve observed:

  1. Canva is a great website for creating interesting thumbnails for your YouTube videos. I love the pre-made text options they offer, which you can easily customize to work with your image.
  2. Building a great YouTube channel takes time…lots and lots of time.
  3. Don’t be afraid to think outside-the-box or to try something new when it comes to your videos. We’re constantly tweaking and talking about how we can make our videos better.

Now, here are this week’s Fun Playtime Reviews:

Shopkins Season 2 Blind Bags Opening with Ice Cream Dream and Molly Mops

Play Doh Disney Princess Ariel Mix and Match Doll

Shopkins Season 2 (12 PACK OPENING) with TWO Mystery Surprise Blind Bags and a Fluffy Baby Shopkins

Disney Princess Cinderella Dancing with Prince Charming (Cinderella Dancing Duet)

Shopkins Small Mart Playset Review with 2 Exclusive Shopkins PLUS Queen Elsa Goes Shopping

Huge Captain America Play Doh Surprise Egg – Avengers Age of Ultron – PLUS Mini Episode

About once a week, here on The Sensible Mom, I write a weekly wrap-up post to share the videos we’ve uploaded since our last update. Please feel free to subscribe to our channel to stay even more up-to-date.

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10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

I was able to cross everything off last week’s goals list!

One handy little tool that’s been helping me stay on task (alongside my calendar) is the Habit Streak Pro app. I had installed the free version of the Habit Streak app on my phone and was using that until I realized that I couldn’t add more than 5 tasks to work on at a time.

I don’t remember exactly how much the upgrade was (a few dollars…), but it was WELL WORTH IT! :)

The app has been such a blessing in my own life that I decided to install the free version on two of the tablets that Nathan and Breanna (my older kids) use, and they’ve been working on five areas in their lives every day, too.

I wish I’d known about the Habit Streak app sooner, but I’m thankful to be using it now.

Hello, not-perfect-but-smoother-days!

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Read to my children 5x

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 150 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 10 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Put away old documents, etc…that don’t belong in the office/school room

8. Mop the floor

Business Goals:

9. Shoot, edit, & upload one video to our family YouTube channel and apply Disney themed Jamberry Nails because my nails need a break from regular polish

10. Edit & upload three family vlogs

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family

2. Read to my children 5x

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 150 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 10 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Organize bookshelves

8. Organize, delete, and clean up files on my computer

Business Goals:

9. Shoot, edit, & upload three videos to our family YouTube channel 

10. Shoot, edit, & upload two family vlogs

What are your goals for this week?

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