My personal goals for 2016

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Well, I’ve already written about my Blogging Goals for 2016 here, so what would I like to achieve outwith blogging…

new mummy blog lersonal goals for 2016

  • Hubby bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, so most goals revolve around that!
  1. I’d like to take up all the curtains I’ve been meaning to do on my little mini sewing machine
  2. Make some cushion covers for our bed and for the living room. I’m loving the tartan ones I keep seeing in the shops.
  3. Use this gorgeous material (from Hobbycraft btw) to make some bunting for Baby H’s almost finished bedroom
  4. Make H some super cute leggings, I’ve read they’re quite easy to do just using an existing pair of leggings and drawing round them with a seam allowance… Fingers and toes crossed!
  5. And my most ambitious aim… Make H some dungarees, and dungarees dresses…. Ambitious??? Oh just a weeeee bit! If anyone has any tips for me, please please help me out!!
  • Read more. I really haven’t read a full size book since before H was born. I miss it. I really really miss reading and becoming completely immersed in a story. This is a MUST DO for 2016!
  • Secret project 1 & 2: I’ve not even told hubby about this…. (Sorry dear, I will when I figure it out (I just need to make sure H naps nicely to give me a little bit of time, or see if I’m barking up the wrong tree))

Talking of hubby, what are our goals as a couple, and as a family?

  • We’d like to take H on her first holiday abroad, maybe get a villa and some boxes of wine, and just chill
  • Keep decorating our new house… We’re ploughing on, but we love DIY so believe me we’ll keep finding things to keep us busy
  • We went to the cinema once last year, yes once, so we aim to at least double that 🙂
  • Visit Bath Spa, hubby bought us a voucher for our anniversary and we’ve not yet been able to go…. I can’t wait though!
  • Have a night away, now, Bath isn’t that far from us so we could easily go home, but we’re going to make a full escape one day and also book a hotel for just the two of us!
  • We also got a voucher for The Daffodil from hubby’s mum for Christmas so that’s another date night for us later in the year…. Woohooo!

And, finally, but definitely not least… What are my plans now I’m a newly resigned, not going back after mat leave, SAHM???

  • Enjoy every minute!
  • Go and meet hubby for lunch once a month (I’m not sure I mentioned this one yet hubby… ???)
  • Get into a routine. I’m thinking something like, every Wednesday afternoon we might do crafts/painting/drawing, and I’d love every Thursday do baking (yes, maybe I’m ahead of myself, I don’t see a 13 month old helping with baking yet, but later in the year this might work)
  • Continue the classes H loves, swimming on Wednesdays, Tatty Bumpkin on Tuesdays
  • I’m hoping to be brave and visit my parents on my own with H… It’s a 6-7 hour drive with the stops H needs, so it is a big thing! I might have to coerce my sister to help out 🙂
  • Make sure to meet up with my nct friends, they’ve been a massive support these last 13 months, and I think we’ve made some friends for life. I blogged about how friends were so important here.

Well, I think that’s quite enough goals and resolutions for one family! I might have got carried away…. I’ve also written an entirely separate post of blogging goals here and if you missed it check out my ‘2015 Review / 6 Months of Blogging‘ too!
Have you made any personal goals? Even silly little things?

Lynne xx

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    New Mummy Blog's 2016 Blogging Goals - New Mummy Blog
    January 8, 2016 at 9:15 am

    […] out my ‘2015 Review / 6 Months of Blogging‘ and my personal resolutions […]

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    Rachel In Real Life
    January 8, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    You’ve got some fab personal goals there. My husband and I had our first night away without our son (who is five years old!) last month. We just went to the Cotswolds, just over an hour away and stayed in a lovely little village, had a massage each and relaxed in the spa before dinner and staying the night. It was bliss and has made us resolve to get away at least once a year as a couple.
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      January 9, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Sounds like a really lovely time! Hope you find somewhere just as nice to go is year x

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    Jessica Powell
    January 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Some great goals! I’ve made broad goals, like get organised and lose weight, but I’ve still got to break those down a lot further x #justanotherlinky
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      January 9, 2016 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks! I thought they’re more hinges we were planning to do than real goals, but still some are real achievements and exciting things in our lives. I thought yours were really useful and ambitious too, which is fab 🙂

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    January 9, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Happy new year! Wow, you have some great goals here. Good luck with all of your sewing plans, they sound really great & I can’t wait to read about how they go! And a villa with wine sounds amazing! #JustAnotherLinky
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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    January 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    I love this post! Makes me so positive – I am going to have to do a similar one! Welcome to the stay at home mum club – I am new to it too but have lots of plans for 2016. xxx #justanotherlinky

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    January 10, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Some fab goals. I got a sewing machine for Christmas too – but from my mum and dad. Your projects sound really great. #thelist
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    Crummy Mummy
    January 11, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I absolutely hate sewing as I don’t have the patience – hats off to you, I wouldn’t know where to start with dungarees! #TheBabyFormula
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    mummyit'sok (@mummyitsok)
    January 11, 2016 at 10:32 am

    love this post – wish i could sew thought! I’m hopeless at anything creative #TheBabyFormula

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    January 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I so wish I could sew, but I’m pretty sure I’d probably end up sewing my own clothes to the material somehow. D’oh. Welcome to the wonderful world of being a SAHM…very exciting! Lots of good goals there #TheBabyFormula

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    January 11, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Lynne, there are some great personal goals in your list. It seemed like ages before I read a whole book after having children, I still tried to read every evening before I went to sleep, but I’d fall asleep and have to reread; a total waste of time.

    A night and day away with the hubby sounds like a plan too. And the prospect of driving six to seven hours to your parents house must be the scariest, but I’m sure that once you’ve done it you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about!


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    January 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I wish I could sew, but I know it would take me years to learn to do it properly and I would almost certainly give up! Best of luck with all the lovely things you are going to make. #thebabyformula
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    Square Peg Mum
    January 12, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Love the sewing goals I think my brain is a crafty person but my fingers are not, it always looks like a 5 year old attempted it.
    I’m a new SAHM also and my own goals are very similar to yours. My aim is to drink more coffee with my NCT friends.
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    lizzie ( firstooth )
    January 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

    What lovely goals I wish u had the ability to sew that sounds fun! You’ll have to put some tutorials up especially for those pillows, I love tartan furnishings. Enjoy your fab trips with your hubby and I hope your y hour journey to you parents goes well. We’ve done it with 2 children, as long as they’re asleep it’s easy…. #thebabyformula
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    January 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I would love to read a book too! being too addicted to my phone these days there’s just no time to read anymore. I think I will add this to my personal goals too, I just need some recommendations now! I love that your goals are to make baby some clothes, I can’t thread a needle so if you manage it, please showcase your work, you could start your own wee business too! Good luck with your secret Projects 🙂 #TheBabyFormula

    Pauline x
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    laura dove
    January 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    What fab goals! Agree with the comments, I wish I could sew! I cant even sew on a button, I have to get my mum to do it! Maybe I should put it on my list of goals, none of which I have even made a start on! oops! #thebabyformula
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    The Triplet Dad
    January 12, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Reading… ah reading. It disappeared for me as well once ours were born (well, except for formula packages and car seat instructions!).

    It was a goal for 2015, and I can say that I’ve been reading more as they get older and it gets – a little bit – easier.

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    January 13, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Wow you have so much planned! You are going to have an amazing year now you are not returning to work. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
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    January 13, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I think you’ve got some great things to look forward in all areas of your life! Bath Spa is just lovely, hope you enjoy it when you go. Enjoy your new stay at home role, it’ll be fun x #justanotherlinky
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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    January 15, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Great goals!! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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