What’s 20 for 2020? Read the introductory post here.
- Improve on minimizing food waste by simplifying food storage and refrigerator organization
Ongoing! Our fridge organization is still going, I’ve revamped our dry food storage, and I am continuing to look for the best reusable food storage bags that a frugal lady can find.
- Improve pancake making abilities
I got this spatula that is the size of my head for Christmas and it has made all the difference in the world.
- Make cardamom bread
The ultimate quarantine activity, but somehow, not done…?
- Make recipe index with friends
See # 3, face palm.
- Make graphic lists for kitchen and family inspiration (brainless crowd pleasers / boredom solvers)
I’ve got some ideas for these and think we will make this happen soon!
- Make a postpartum family exercise plan
Lack of daytime childcare has made this tough, but luckily Luke likes to be pushed on the swing for 20+ minutes everyday -- my arms are looking good!
- Complete a scripture journal
Working on it, but lapsed many weeks; so, I need to find a way to build this into my days.
- Take new family portrait
Coming this fall!
- Make travel-ready toiletry kits
Feels unimportant since we aren’t doing much traveling.
- Toilet train Luke
Not happening and that’s ok!
- Organize baby gear for consignment, donation, family, and visitors as JJ outgrows
We’ve been great about this one and can’t wait to offload some fall/winter clothes as soon as our consignment shop begins accepting them next week. If you are local, I highly recommend Bears Repeating in Trexlertown!
- Go to the hot air balloon festival
Rescheduled from July to October -- fingers crossed!
- Make 20 new meals
We have adopted vegetarianism at home which has made trying new recipes a must. We have 14 in the bag already!
- Host 3 playgroups or meetups
COVID is making this tricky, but I did organize an extended family catch up on Zoom that I’m counting toward this goal.
- Print new photos quarterly
1 out of 3 so far and this really does bring joy to both Luke and Michael; so, I need to round the year out strong.
- Make a seasonal bulletin board and update quarterly
Been keeping up with this one and loving it.
- Post to blog monthly
This post will make 7 for 7!
- Play boards games twice per month
Not been great about this. After two little people are finally asleep, I just can’t get in game mindset. We certainly miss being able to play with friends as well.
- Keep dresser top clean daily
Uhhh, nope. I think I need to accept that this in not a true priority to me.
- Read for 20 minutes daily
I should have no excuses here since I breastfeed all day long seemingly, but the pull of Facebook Marketplace is strong.
I get easily get discouraged by this list or find ways to accept and add to it to make 2020 feel successful. So, let’s go with the latter. I’m certainly trying to prioritize educating myself on and practicing anti-racism. Welcome 21 for 2020.
21. Make anti-racism practices a priority in everyday life
We’ve added Black toys and BIPOC books to our collection to diversify our play space. Some additional titles (see previous post for other recommendations) we’ve been enjoying include:
I recognize that I need to do more in the world on this front and continue to be intimidated to find ways to put myself into the conversation. It’s not enough to just recognize this; so, I am challenging myself to get more outside my comfort zone to make change. I will let you know what I come up with.