Thursday, September 16, 2010

Small Successes

It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, Faith & Family encourages moms to do exactly that. Here are my three small successes:

1) I planned out my Advent and Christmas traditions. Every year so far Advent and Christmas have not gone as I would like and have been completely unplanned. I decided to take charge this year! I am working in advance to take the stress out of the season and put the fun back in!

2) I threw a stress-free birthday party for Lulu!! This is huge! I planned a party in-advance, I did all of my prep work in-advance, and because of my awesome new cleaning systems there was no real stress cleaning! I had all my in-laws over and did not stress about how my house looked, how dinner was, or anything!

3) I created a menu plan for the week, I only went to the grocery store once this week, and I figured out how to plan enough in advance to only go grocery shopping once every other week!! No more last minute trips to the grocery store! No more scrambling to figure out dinner at 4:00 pm! No more stress over the grocery bill!


  1. Wow! Advent planning already? Really good! Great week!

  2. Great accomplishments! What a great idea to start planning Advent & Christmas. It seems the past few years have snuck up on us, so I think I just might have to take a cue from you & start planning now! Isn't it great how a meal plan can make shopping much simpler.

    Happy Birthday to Lulu! It seems like there have been a lot of birthdays listed in successes this week!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'll be sure to let you know when I do my cleaning post.

  3. Great successes! I haven't even started thinking about Advent, so you're well ahead of me!

  4. Fantastic Week!! Planning in advance is the key to homemaker happiness. That is so wonderful for you and your family. Now your holiday season will be so much more peaceful. Have a fabulous week!

  5. Great list! Love #1. I hadn't even thought about it yet....but they slip past me too. Gonna put those on my to do list for the next couple weeks.

  6. you are my breathing in, I have few blogs and occasionally run out from to post : (.