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January  2011: “ Planning Your Year”

Planning Your Year

January 24, 2011

There is nothing like living with small children to immerse a person in the day-to-day details of life. (Some might say drown a person... but not us!)

We do our best to plan out the days, but just keeping everyone fed, clean, clothed and happily engaged in their activities counts as a major accomplishment.  If you've actually planned out what's for dinner tonight, or even tomorrow night, why then, bravo!  Those who engage in weekly meal planning have our respect, because a whole week is just about as far ahead as many parents can think.  Arranging a couple of play dates or an outing for the week counts as highly organized around these parts.  (We recently picked up some great techie planning tools, and they're helping a lot!)

But what about looking further ahead?  What about raising our sights to the next eleven months of 2011?  As we've learned from our happiness guru Gretchen Rubin, anticipation is a key stage for enjoying a happy event. So let's give ourselves some fun things to anticipate this year - let's plan!

To let you know what Savvy's planning, in the next couple of weeks we'll be writing about our ideas for each of the months ahead. What are we looking forward to in what remains of winter, spring, summer and fall? And what are our children looking forward to (aside from their birthdays)? The joy of anticipation is important for them too. January's almost past, but there's still time to make big plans for 2011.  Stay with this week, and we'll help you do just that.

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Karen said:

This is a great article with so many great ideas! Thank you!
Posted on Feb 12, 2011

Fawn said:

Great ideas! It's getting me excited for summer! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the "monthly" articles when they appear.
Posted on Feb 18, 2011

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