Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Good Intentions

A Brief List of Good Intentions That Have Led to Nowhere:

1. Sorting and purging the stuff in my garage
2. Cardio Exercise 
3. Washing the sheets 
4. Keeping my arts and crafts supplies organized
5. Taking out the recycling
6. Getting eight hours of sleep
7. Hanging up those picture frames
8. Updating the MOPS blog


Right around the first of the year, I vowed to blog here once a week. And as I soon found out, thinking about blogging is much different than actually blogging. If I accomplished just HALF of all the stuff I think about doing, I would be on top of my game! Case in point: I thought about doing soooo much housework during naptime today. But then my three year old wanted to cuddle while he watched cartoons. And I can't say no to cuddling. Especially since he'll never be three again! So while my house might not be clean, I got some valuable one-on-one time with my son.

Similarly, though the blog has been sadly neglected for a while, our little MOPS community has been thriving and growing! We've had some excellent speakers, a fun play date, and a fabulous girl's night out so far in 2016. Our calendar is filled with lots of great events to look forward to, as well!

Even so, my good intentions remain: I'd like to blog here at least once a week. And in order to make that *actually* happen, I'm doing the following things:
1. Telling you! Writing down a goal is half the work, right?
2. Keeping an ongoing list of possible blog topics on my phone.
3. Setting a weekly deadline.
4. Begging Asking members for guest posts.

I aim for this online space to be useful/inspiring/encouraging/funny/practical. A bit of everything really. If you'd like to contribute a guest post for us, let me know! You can shoot me an email at sarahbutterfield [at] gmail [dot] com or talk to me at our next MOPS event. 

In the meantime, I have a few posts I've been meaning to share with you, so stay tuned!

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