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Ok, I just had to get that out there.

A new month means a new set of goals and time to check in on the goals I set for last month! Who else is finding goal-setting to be more fun and encouraging than you thought it could be? Like Hayley says, it’s not about striving or perfection – it’s about having “goals with grace.” The grace really does make all the difference. Let’s take a look at last month…


Finish TWO books from my Joy Book List – I finished and loved The Antelope in the Living Room. I laughed out loud so many times that I may have gotten a few weird looks from my son at basketball practice. I had planned on finishing In This House, We Will Giggle, but I’ve discovered it is not a book to read through quickly. I’m enjoying it so much and trying to implement the ideas in our home as I read! I’ll have more to share on this book next month! In February, I also finished The Fringe Hours, The Nesting Place, and both Divergent & Insurgent.

Try a new restaurant with The Hubby for date night – Well, we had grand plans to try this new restaurant…but it was all booked for the weekend we had a babysitter. So, we went to our favorite place instead and had a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Run 80+ miles and start half marathon training – 91.8 miles – boom! Half-marathon training has started and new shoes are being broken in!

Focus on home atmosphere – Work in progress, but I did get a bunch of decluttering done thanks to my parents coming down to visit! Reading The Nesting Place got me thinking more about home in decor, function, and feel. I’m not a natural at decorating, but this book really inspired me in so many ways!

And on to this month…



Finish three books – 1 from my Joy Book List, 1 fiction book, and 1 extra book yet to be determined! I’ll be continuing In This House as mentioned above as well as starting Yes, Please. I will also read Allegiant to finish up the Divergent series. I have a GIGANTIC list of books to start after I’m done with these!

Celebrate my favorite March days – March has always been my favorite month thanks to my birthday and St. Patrick’s Day, and then our youngest decided to be born eight days late so he could have a March birthday, too! We are going to party it up this month, starting with Dr. Seuss’s birthday today!


Launch a fun new project – Lots of great things are happening behind the scenes over at The MOB Society and I can’t wait until these projects start launching! If you are a boy mom, make sure you’re plugged in with The BoyRaiser newsletter to get in on all the fun and join our fabulous Facebook community!

Run 90+ miles and keep pushing through training – To tell you the truth, I wasn’t even going to sign up for any half marathons this year…but I just couldn’t stay away. I’ll be running a half as one of my long runs with a friend in April, but the actual race I’m training for is in early May. I’m working like I’m going for a new PR, but we’ll see how everything goes when race day comes!

Get my OWN newsletter going – I’ve put this off for long enough because I want it to be JUST RIGHT, but March is my month to launch the newsletter I’ve been working on! Watch for a sign-up announcement {with giveaway} coming very soon! And since I put it in my goals, IT WILL HAPPEN.

Be present – Whoever I’m with, that’s where I want to be. I have lots of thoughts on this topic, but I’m going to leave the goal at those two simple words and see what God does with it this month!


What are your top goals for this month?


I’m linking up with Hayley at The Tiny Twig for her monthly Goals with Grace post! Check it out to be inspired and share your own goals! And share your own goals here in the comments or link to your post so I can visit!