2022 Goals: April Update | Money Saving Mom®

I invested a long time the previous couple of days evaluating my objectives for 2022 and was so delighted with the development I made in April! Here’s an upgrade on each objective:


1. Go through 5 She Reads Truth research studies for the year. (I’ve been caring going through these research studies once again this previous year, however I recognized that it’s much better for me to go through far more gradually than what they designate the rate must be. I typically take 2-4 days on every day which’s exercised well for me so that I’m actually soaking the verses and gaining from the passages.)

April upgrade:  So far this year, I’ve completed the Old Testament research study, the New Testament research study, I completed the Do Not Fear research study in April. I’m doing the One Another research study in May.

2. Finish a minimum of 4 books a month. (Last year, I set the adventurous objective of checking out 3 books each week. I wound up falling really except that. So this year, I chose to set a a lot more practical objective. I wish to surpass this objective by a lot, however we’ll see! And if you missed it, I’m setting month-to-month objectives rather of annual objectives for reading — and I’m actually thrilled about this technique!)

April upgrade: I completed 9 books in January, 6 books in February, 9 books in March, and 4 books in April — yay! You can see all my book evaluation posts here.

3. Complete a minimum of 1 craft monthly. (I prepare to utilize a few of the craft sets that I’ve received from Annie’s Creative Girls’ Club and Annie’s Creative Woman Craft Club. Since a lot of of you bought the great offers I published from them, they signed me up for both memberships as a thank you! While crafting is not something I’m actually talented at, I discover that it is unwinding for me and something that challenges innovative parts of my brain that I don’t utilize really frequently!)

April upgrade: I made stacking bracelets in January, a pillow in February, another stacking bracelets package in March, and an Easter craft in April (that a fan sent out to me).


4. Have a regular monthly date with each of the 3 older kids. (I’m intending on having the kids assist me choose what they’d like to do every month. I like socializing with my kids and I value our time together a lot more as they age.)

April upgrade: I took Kathrynne and Kaitlynn out to get our nails done prior to their senior prom and Silas and I went to my ultrasound visit together.

5. Read 10 chapter books aloud to Kierstyn and Baby D. (I’ve read a Bible story from The Jesus Storybook Bible and a chapter from a read-aloud book each afternoon prior to their naps. While they are little and much of it is over their heads, I like to develop this routine when my kids are small so that it ends up being a vital part of their household culture for the most developmental years of their life. Plus, it’s enjoyable for me!)

April upgrade: So far this year we’ve completed The Jesus Storybook Bible and Little House in the Big Woods and we’re presently checking out The Imagination Station book #3.


6. Have a regular monthly date with Jesse. (While we wish to sometimes get a real date night out, with numerous youngsters, we wish to be practical… so we prepare to a minimum of do one Date Night in a Box package in the house monthly — even if we can’t go out for a genuine date monthly).

April upgrade: Jesse and I went to a supper together for Tennessee Alliance for Kids.


7. Finish my next book draft. (The initial draft is because of my publisher mid-February. Then, we’ll be going through numerous rounds of edits prior to it goes to the printers. It’s slated to launch in spring 2023!)

April upgrade: I kipped down my book draft in February, consulted with my editor in March about edits, and kipped down the very first huge round of edits in April!!!


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