In my last post I mentioned choosing 12 facets of domesticity to focus on this year. I've been stuck thinking about them all week. I plan to choose one each month to focus on, but I'm not sure I even know what to consider. This post is really a brain spew. Feel free to let me know what you think I should add/delete on the list. It's a work in progress.
How routined do we need to be? How can we achieve balance? Some routines are good, some need tweaking, some need to be invented. We have a pretty solid weekly schedule, but what about those things that need to be done once a month, or every season?
2. Family Fun
When to splurge? Ideas for free family fun? Being fun when I don't feel like it? Individual fun/ extracurricular activities?
3. Family Fun
How to do more with less? Where are the coupons/deals? My least favourite job.
When to do what? Who does what? How to keep it up in extra busy times? Rewards for chores?
I would like to attempt this. Flower, herbs, idiot proof veggies. I have a black thumb, is it even worth it?
Planning all year long for the money-suck months? Doing more with less? Allowances? Reducing debts? Saving for the future?
How do I keep 'teaching' at home? Are they learning what they should? Am I involved in the kids' academic journeys? What about the adult's education?
Is our faith lived out at home? Are we purposeful in sharing what we believe with our kids? Do we capitalize on Easter and Christmas? Am I being sensitive to their questions?
9. Memory Keeping
This is important to me. How do I include the kids and Nick? Making time? Am I organized? Do I have systems to stay organized? How am I remembering what the pictures can't tell? How do I get all those pictures sorted, printed and stored?
What do we celebrate? When? What are our traditions?
11. Busy times
My job takes over four months a year, how do we stay steady and consistent?
12. Healthy Lifestyle
Am I investing in all aspects of our health? Are we doomed to become a statistic? What do I even need to think about.
I like lists. Even when they're just lists of non-coherent though processes. Now where to go from here?