Tuesday, July 05, 2005

A little at a time

I am often frustrated at my lack of perfection. I have so many goals and dreams and ideas of what I want to be and how to do it. Because of this, I often get really discouraged, because I am not Superwoman! (Or ElastiGirl...which is what Bria has taken to calling me lately.) I just can't do it all, and sometimes I am more concerned about the things I didn't do than I am the things I did do.

I have a friend who writes her to do list for the day, and at the end of the day writes a completely different list of what she actually did. Maybe I should start doing that, because even if I don't do everything on my daily list, I do some of it. And a lot of other stuff that never even makes it to the list....stuff that is way more important, like kissing owies and changing diapers and cuddling and reading with the kids.

I also have decided to make just one small goal each week....something that's easy for me to do. The hope is that I will have made it into a habit by the end of the week and so when I'm focusing on another small goal, the first will still be in place. I also hope this will help me to feel more productive and less disorganized.

My goal for this week is to read to the kids every single day. So far, I've done it four days in a row. It makes me feel a little better about myself as a mom. Besides, I love reading to them, I just haven't made the time necessary for it recently.

A little at a time, one small goal each week, perfection attained by next year! (At least I'll be closer, right?)
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. GREAT goal, your girls will love you for it! Smart, goals make you feel good.

  2. Don't we all want to be superwoman? I love the idea of a small goal a week.

  3. Remember Personal Progress? You are still doing it!! That's awesome, couldn't do better, small, specific goals that you work on grows into big things done!
    Love you, Mom