Ep. 73-New Year’s Resolutions: Traveling with Toddlers, Ironman Training, and 8 Hugs a day.

Ep. 73-New Year’s Resolutions: Traveling with Toddlers, Ironman Training, and 8 Hugs a day.

Episode 73 begins Season 4 of The Mommy Project.


I share some of my past resolutions and how I have failed to even remember the goals I wanted to accomplish, and how resolutions reflect our priorities and stage of life.

Why do we make New Year’s Resolutions every year?

For me- it has been a mismatched, un-planned affair… one that lacks strategy, lacks specificity and ends up being unrealized at the end of the year. However- looking back I have seen progress in areas that were not even on the resolutions list.

Areas such as friendship and dealing with my anxiety.  I share this and other tips on what I have learned about goal-setting.

My Word for Years past:

2016- http://sjfiremuseum.org/portfolio/category/historical-photos/ Just Love (looking back these words could describe many decisions I made, challenges faced, and this is the year the podcast began. Just Love the (process, the place, the season I am in).

2017- Ibiporã Exuberant – 2017 began in a dark slump, post-partum depression was kicking my butt, sad, frustrated with my creative life, feeling like a terrible mom, However- this year has been a year of God of God showing out. and Its been in the small small moments.

It has been a year of friendships, restoration, and progress.

2018- Less– The word Less keeps coming up. I don’t even know how this will fully manifest itself this year, but I am looking forward to it. Hopefully- there will be a future episode on this Word of the year.

2018 Goals:

  1. Read Bible More- Pray More. (I am still not as specific as I should be in this spiritual goal.
  2. Complete training and Finish Strong at Ironman Boulder 2018– June 10th. The biggest mammoth of a race I have ever done.
  3. Save 100$ a month
  4. Read and Re-read the books we have at the house. So – doing a slight book purchase fast.
  5. Keep on Saying Yes. —> Don’t Let Nerves, Fear of Failure and Anxiety Rule my life
  6. 8 hugs a day. Give each kid at least 8 hugs a day.

YouTube Recommendation: Vlog of  our family and a Tradition we started five years ago… and then stopped… and trying to do again.

Tradition, Hiking and how Audiobooks Save our Mental Health while traveling with toddlers.

Book Recommendation mentioned on this week’s podcast:

  • The Bear that Heard Crying
  • Brave Irene (Audio version is really good – Meryl Streep)
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • The Day the Crayons Quit
  • Make way for Ducklings (try Audio version also- read by Melba).
  • Brown Bear Brown Bear.
  • Sarah Plain and Tall. (Audio version with Glenn Close)

Podcast Recommendations:

  • Storyformed podcast
  • Read Aloud Revival Podcast
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