10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

Last week was mostly productive.

I feel like I got a lot done because I scheduled it and then actually did the work. :)

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

1. Continue to work on memorizing two verses of scripture as a family — We didn’t all practice the verses.

2. Plan a fun family day

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 140 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien — This is a long book with small print, so it’s going to take me a while to read through it. However, I love the story and know that it’ll be worth it.

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Unpack one old, worn out box of pictures in the basement and place them in a new box

8. Scrub & clean the kitchen sink

Business Goals:

9. Work on YouTube channel header — You can see our updated header here.

10. Spend 1 hour on my blog redesign — I only ended up working on this for about 15 minutes. Instead, we spent a lot of time filming an intro & outro for our new YouTube channel, which ate up a lot of time. We even experimented with a green screen and wearing green “gloves” but things didn’t quite turn out like we’d hoped. Oh well! We’ve been learning a lot more about creating & editing videos, and things can only get better from here. ;)

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

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

2. Plan a fun family day

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 160 minutes on the treadmill — I’m increasing this goal by 20 minutes.

5. Read 20 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. Unpack one old, worn out box of ‘stuff’ in the basement and place stuff in a new box

8. De-clutter the area under my desk

Business Goals:

9. Edit outro for new YouTube channel videos

10. Spend 1 hour on my blog redesign

What are your goals for this week?

10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

I crossed everything off of my list of goals for last week.

The small way I’ve ‘found’ more time in my days is to be disciplined about when I hop on Facebook. I try only to check it once or twice early in day and then again after the kids go to bed.

Honestly, by checking it less often, I’ve found that I don’t miss much. I think, instead, I end up heading down fewer rabbit trails during the day, which means I have more time for my to-do list. ;)

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

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

2. Plan a fun family day

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 140 minutes on the treadmill

5. Finish reading The Most Important Place on Earth (affiliate link) by Robert Wolgemuth — I’m excited to be finishing up this book, but I do think I’ll read it over again in the future. My favorite takeaway from last week’s reading: Treat your words with care. 

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Spend 30 minutes cleaning/organizing the basement — This has become a fun activity to do with the kids over the weekend.

8. Sew items in our home that need it

Business Goals:

9. Create custom thumbnails for two YouTube videos & update the description box of two videos

10. Spend 1 hour on my blog redesign

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

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

2. Plan a fun family day

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 140 minutes on the treadmill

5. Read 20 pages of The Lord of the Rings (Part One) The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien — This is a long book with small print, so it’s going to take me a while to read through it. However, I love the story and know that it’ll be worth it. :)

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Unpack one old, worn out box of pictures in the basement and place them in a new box

8. Scrub & clean the kitchen sink

Business Goals:

9. Work on YouTube channel header

10. Spend 1 hour on my blog redesign

What are your goals for this week?

So we started a new YouTube channel: Fun Playtime Reviews

Check out these fun toy episodes! Your kids will enjoy them! From Play-doh to Minnie Mouse to Super Mario Bros., they're all here!

That’s right. We started a brand new YouTube channel!

And guess what? It’s very different than my current channel, but that’s okay. It’s not supposed to be related. Instead, my husband, kids, and I decided to create a channel that we can all truly enjoy creating videos for.

Our new YouTube channel is called Fun Playtime Reviews. It’s still a “baby,” but we’re looking forward to nurturing it and watching it grow.

Why start a new YouTube channel?

For two reasons: first, because creating video is so much easier than writing a highly-thought-out-picture-rich blog post. Seriously. A food recipe, DIY recipe, or some other type of sponsored content takes a minimum of 6 hours to complete from start to finish.

A video takes FAR less time.

And I’m not necessarily the one that has to create it, which brings me to the second reason I created this new YouTube channel. It’s a family affair. All seven of us are involved in some way or another, and so far, we love it. :)

Here’s a list of the different types of videos we’ll be sharing on a regular basis:

1. Play-Doh videos
2. Fun toy videos (Disney, Shopkins, TMNT, etc… By the way, most of these toys are either purchased by my kids using their own money or are toys we find on clearance at Walmart & Target.)
3. Show-and-Tell videos of toys and other items/collections we already own (Upcoming videos will include things like my daughter’s Minnie Mouse collection – she’s a HUGE fan :) – and my boys’ Angry Birds collections.)
4. Super Mario Bros. episodes
5. Egg surprise videos

Here are this week’s videos:

Disney Minnie Bowtique Cash Register Playtime Review

SHOPKINS Season 2 Review (12-Pack) with Special Edition Fluffy Baby Shopkins!

Super Mario Plush Adventures Episode 1 (Fun Playtime Reviews)

Play-Doh Disney Sofia the First Tea Party Set Playtime Review

Play-Doh Animal Shape-a-Pet Playtime Review

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtle Heroes Play Tower (Fun Playtime Review)

So that’s it. :)

Each week, for The Sensible Mom, I’m planning on writing a weekly wrap-up post to show you the videos we uploaded that particular week. Please feel free to subscribe to our channel to stay even more up-to-date.

I’m not sure how this new journey is going to play out, but I plan on writing about my experience here as we go along. And I’ll try to offer YouTube tips and tricks I learn along the way.

Do you have a YouTube channel? What types of videos does your family enjoy watching on YouTube?

10 Goals for the Week

10 Goals to Tackle This Week

Last week was great.

I celebrated my birthday and turned 33-years-old. I spent lots of time with my family; though, I always do because we homeschool and stay home a lot. :)

I had the chance to talk at length with my mom and sister about Disney World (one of my favorite subjects), because they’ll be vacationing there soon. I’m so excited for them!

And I received an awesome new Erin Condren life planner from my sister, Sarah, that I completely love! You might remember that I use Google Calendar on an everyday basis, but this new planner fills in some gaps. I plan on using it to write down thoughts/goals that come to mind during the week, and I’m going to use it as a tool to grow a new YouTube channel. Plus, it’s cute!

As for my goals, I was able to cross them all off with the exception of spending one hour on my blog redesign. While I did work on the redesign, I didn’t spend an entire hour on it.

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

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

2. Plan a fun family day & individual ‘Day Out with Dad’ and ‘Day Out with Mom’ dates for the month of February

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 140 minutes on the treadmill — I’m bumping this goal up by 10 minutes.

5. Read 20 pages of The Most Important Place on Earth (affiliate link) by Robert Wolgemuth — One of my favorite takeaways from the previous week: When it comes to whose side you’re on, your kids should never have any doubt.

6. Journal 2x

Home Management Goals:

7. Spend 30 minutes cleaning/organizing the basement — This has become a fun activity to do with the kids over the weekend.

8. Fill one bag with items to donate

Business Goals:

9. Post DIY project/recipe for peppermint sugar scrub — I finally finished up and published this post! :)

10. Spend 1 hour on my blog redesign

Here are my goals for this week:

Family/Mothering Goals:

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

2. Plan a fun family day

Personal Goals:

3. Do resistance band exercises 4x

4. Walk a total of 140 minutes on the treadmill

5. Finish reading The Most Important Place on Earth (affiliate link) by Robert Wolgemuth — I’m excited to be finishing up this book, but I do think I’ll read it over again in the future. My favorite takeaway from last week’s reading: Treat your words with care. 

6. Journal 2x — What a blessing journaling has been over the past six months or so! I can look back and see prayers answered and how the Lord has been leading us as a family. I also see ways the Lord has helped me (personally). And journaling only twice a week is much more manageable than trying to do it every day.

Home Management Goals:

7. Spend 30 minutes cleaning/organizing the basement — This has become a fun activity to do with the kids over the weekend.

8. Sew items in our home that need it

Business Goals:

9. Create custom thumbnails for two YouTube videos & update the description box of two videos

10. Spend 1 hour on my blog redesign

What are your goals for this week?