June 1, 2012

Mission of the Month: June 2012 {and May Accomplishments}


Welcome to Mama’s Mission of the Month! My hope is that this will help me {and you} follow through on some of the goals that we have set for the month! So, if you are a mama and you want to join in, check out the intro post! (If you have already read the rules, you can easily grab the buttons from the Buttons Tab on the top of the sidebar.)

Mission of the Month

May Mission Update:  I am quite pleased with what I was able to accomplish from my list of May missions…even though I didn’t get it all done. Here is how I did:


1. Get up before the kids during the week to have my devotion and prayer time everyday this month. I did great with this except for the time I was on a mini vacation for my sister’s graduation and once we finished up our school year. So, I didn’t do it EVERYDAY but most days!

2. Memorizing four Bible verses. Needs more work!

3. Complete 10 scrapbook pages.


4. Keep flirting!


5. Finish The 5 Love Languages of Children. Awesome book! Check out my review & giveaway!



6. Begin incorporating African American history. Did you see the Elijah McCoy printables that I made? Stay tuned, I’ve got lots more to come!



7. Replace a few of the plants in the garden that have already died.

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family:

8. Write 2 letters.

9. Decide on a ministry opportunity for my kids.

Blogging/Online Activity:

10. Share my new blogging planner. Check it out here!


11. Finish transferring all of my printable files over from 4shared to my MamaJenn.com site. Almost done!

12. Format the new timeline on my Education Cubes Facebook page.


So, while I did accomplish quite a bit, I still left a few things undone. So…

Mission NOT Accomplished YET

My Mission for June 2012: 


1. Get up before the kids everyday during the week so that I can exercise, water the garden, and have my prayer time/Bible reading time. (Disclaimer: This is not applicable to our vacation time! LOL!!)

2. Memorize four new Bible scriptures with the kids!

3. Complete 10 scrapbook pages.

4. Make a printable Mama’s Mission of the Month chart as a visual to help encourage me to complete my missions!


5. Re-instate date night!

6. Revisit our 2012 goals!


7. Change up the kid’s chore charts to make them “work” for us a little better.

8. Teach, train, and add at least one more responsibility to each child.

9. Work on finding a way to eliminate (or at least minimize) some of the yelling by me (and the kids).

10. Make Give/Save/Spend pouches for the kids.


11. Decide on and read one read-aloud to the kids.

12. Begin planning for the upcoming school year.

13. Commit to the Index Card a Day challenge (except during our vacation).


14. Clean out the garage.

15. Try making sour dough bread from a starter.

Ministry/Friendships/Extended Family:

16. Write 2 letters.

17. Begin having Cosby Show marathons with our friends!



18. Update our budget.

Blogging/Online Activity:

19. Finish transferring all of my printable files over from 4shared to my MamaJenn.com site. 

20. Update my printable page to include ALL of my free printables.

What is your June mission of the month?

If you participated last month, how did you do?

Feel free to link up and share! It is a great way to hold yourself accountable! For more information on how to join in, please read the intro post. The linky will be open until midnight, June 5th.

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  • http://monkersandrutabagasblogspot.com/ Akandarin

    What a great idea. I was recently inspired to try TGIM to start the week off on a more positive note. The idea being you have atleast one goal for the week and you start on Monday!
    Read you kids money pouch thing and I came across a pin on pinterest for a kids allowance bankbook. I pinted it off and use it for my children. http://www.theidearoom.net/2009/06/kids-check-book-registers.html
    My daughter had asked me if she could have an ipod for christmas and I told her I was not buying a 6 year old an ipod. She asked if she could save her money and buy one herself. Threw me for a min but I said yes if you save your money you can buy your own. She did and a sparkly, jewled case for it too.
    What I love most about this is that they don’t loose their money or trade it with eachother or accuse the other of taking their money. It’s all neatly tucked into their little check books.

  • http://pursuitoftitus2.com/ Mystiqua Kimble

    I love the fact that you want to have the Cosby Show marathons! I LOVE the Cosby Show! I watch it everyday LOL I also love your blog as I am a homeschooling mother of my children also. Thanks for your incredible resources…

  • http://twitter.com/jenshomeschool Jennifer Merckling

    Hi Jenn!
    Just discovered your website the other day through your planner–love it! I really struggle with getting up before the kids…the baby has become my alarm clock! That needs to be my #1 goal for June! I like how you divide up your goals into different areas of life–I’m gonna give that a try!

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    Hi Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like the planner! Make sure you give yourself some GRACE!!! You have a baby! When my little guys were babies, they were my alarm clock too! 😉

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    Thanks so much Mystiqua!! We have LOVED watching the Cosby Show with the kids! There have only been a few that we have had to skip over and we are already almost done with season 2. We are hoping to start over with season 1 once I am able to organize our marathon with friends! But, I have a feeling that my kids are going to want to keep going all the way through season 8!!

  • Elizabeth

    I got a little list happy… lol! Thanks for the idea and hopefully this will motivate me to get things done!

  • http://thismomsdelight.com/ Tami @ ThisMomsDelight.com

    Lots of goals, but thinking maybe I should list everything that’s on my to do list so that I can feel some sort of accomplishment when I mark through one.

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    TOTALLY understand!!! There is something fulfilling about marking everything off of a list! LOL!!

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    List happy!!! I get that way ALOT!!! LOL!!! I have lists for just about everything!!!

  • http://www.mama-jenn.blogspot.com/ Mama Jenn

    Thanks for sharing the link!

    It is great when kids can grasp the idea of earning/saving/spending money!!!