July Goal // Explore My City

This has been quite the interesting month. Quite the big transition has been happening–learning to take care of Rhys 24/7 (which I haven’t done since he was a year old), not working, etc. So, it’s been a little hard to figure out a good balance between errand/household duties, being a good and attentive mom for Rhys, quality time with Justin when he’s home, and finding time for my own hobbies and interests. But, I’m slowly, slowly starting to get the hang of it.

June’s goal was to Organize My Home:
Sub Goals: 

– Deep scrub the entire house
I just have to do the washer and dryer, kitchen, and downstairs hall (with the storage closets), and the living room floor/floorboards. But, I am waiting until we purchase the new couch we have our eyes on since there will be some rearranging done! I would also like to do the outside of all the windows since they are dirty snow and rained stained, but I have no idea how to reach them (especially the 2nd floor ones) and we are just renting, after all!
– Organize all cupboards, dressers, closets
I have started to do this, but I’m actually waiting for Justin to help a bit, as well as my Mom, so it will get done probably in the next two weeks.
– Organize the household files
I was actually going to do that yesterday, but I was super sore from an intense workout on Monday, and coughing up a lot of mucus. But, it will get done today!
– Do a Deseret Industries (like Goodwill) run
This will happen after closets and dressers get reorganized.
– Reevaluate budget
We are in the process on working on this.

I decided that this year, my word would be motivation, and I feel I was motivated this month. Although, half way through the month, I got YET ANOTHER UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION (seriously! I’ve gone maybe two weeks without having a UPI this entire calendar year so far), and there were some days where Rhys was just having a hard day. It was also a little difficult to figure out when to actually deep scrub since I didn’t want Rhys around the chemicals, but I like using his naps for blogging and a nap myself…

I have also been working on my unit plans for Teachers Pay Teachers. I got one whole one up, with other additions, and I’m working on my second unit plan. But, I’ll be working on it all summer.

July–Explore My City

There were a lot of things Justin and I never saw or did in Provo and we regret it. So, I want to explore Salt Lake County and get to know it’s history more. There is so much here to do or visit or see, and now that Rhys is getting to age of exploring, I want him to.
Sub Goals:
– Go to the library at least twice.
– Have a picnic twice, in different locations
– Visit one new place (aquarium, park, museum, local restaurant, historic site, splash pad) per week
– Visit the Community building and try to get involved
– Go to Bear Lake for the Morrell Family Reunion!!

What are your goals for this month?

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.


  1. You accomplished so much with your last set of goals!!
    The new set of goals sounds like a lot of fun!! We've been having a great time exploring our city as well.

  2. For a few reasons I feel like we need to explore our city, too. I love some of the ideas you shared here. I am still struggling to find the right balance while being home with my daughter.

  3. I noticed my original comment isn't here, but you asked where I live and I thought I'd take the time to reply since you took the time to respond. I live in the Boise, Idaho area–Nampa to be exact. Though I have LOTS of family in Utah (my in-laws are moving there right now–sadly) sometime we could maybe meet for a play date! 🙂

  4. Ya, I've noticed that sometimes a few comments get posted through blogger, not on disquis…I think somehow that happens if you look at the blog via mobile phone…
    We live in Sandy, but we should meet for a play date or something if you are ever in the area!

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