Monday, December 31, 2012

Hello there, 2013!

And, without further ado, I think it is time to delve into Mama's Mission of the Month for this, the first month of what I hope is a much better year than the one we recently closed the books on! For some background, here is the story behind the creation of Mama's Mission of the Month. I have already shown myself sufficiently that it really does work, and my mood sure is better when I blog.
For at least the first few months of the year, I'll be using the printable with the labels already filled in: Personal, Marriage, Parenting, Homeschooling, Homemaking, Friends/Family/Ministry, Blog/ Online Activity, and the wonderful catch all of Miscellaneous. I figure that that is plenty to get me started. If I need to toss any of the groups or add some more categories, I'll just tackle that when the time comes. For now, I think that I'm pretty well set.
  • Keep all counseling appointments and make more as needed
  • Make doctor and dental appointments.
  • Call G'ma every day (I started this one on the 31st)
  • Routine for Mommy and Daddy (we SO need some us time)
  • Work on communication.
  • Routine for Ryli and Landry for the sanity of all those involved!
  • Landry back in cloth by January 7 (I took the holidays off and I have HATED it)
  • Landry sleeping by himself... in his own bed.
  • Read Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling  (finish at least half of it)
  • Start gathering materials to start out.
  • Routines for all (even Zeke and Katy, our fur babies)
  • Consolidate, organize, and/or get rid of everything!
  • Start FlyLady (for real, this time)
  • Get back into DFW Cloth Diaper Group and all it entails.
  • Go to lunch with Mom, Alan, Corey, Annie and Brynn... I can't wait!!!
Blog/Online Activity:
  • Blog consistently (20/30 on Mippy Manor and Mippy Mommy)
  • Print out blog planners
  • Read my followed blogs DAILY! (when I get up sounds like a good plan)
  • Mama's Mission of the Month ALL year! That's twelve of these bad boy posts... and hopefully as many "Mission Accomplished" posts!
  • Mama needs to schedule some weekly down time... preferably, solo!!
  • Start FlyLady

And so it begins again, with a bit of a twist for the new year...

I have been trying, and more often than not, failing at this whole blogging thing. Sad, but painfully true as well. I ended up doing a lot of thinking in the month or so I ended up away from Mippy Mommy as to where I was going wrong. Hence, the birth of Mippy Manor.

I am going to do two blogs. Mippy Mommy will be about motherhood primarily. The ups and downs, the good, the bad, the ugly and the stinky. Mippy Manor will be about taming the chaos around home, marriage, routines, and all of the nuts and bolts that go into a happy home. One that I hope becomes a happier place.

This blog will officially start tomorrow, with my first big thing for 2013... Mama's Mission of the Month, compliments of Mama Jenn. More will be revealed as the week goes on.
Until then, SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!