What is a Mum to Do

I had another post in mind I was going to do today, but I just came back from my daughter's school as I had to drop her off and ask the teacher a question, well, it turns out that my question lead to me learning that my daughter is 3rd to last in a classroom of 25 kids in reading!!!! I'm shocked and I can't believe it. But thinking back, maybe I can. So, something MUST change in this household!!! There will be a lot more reading going on.

Victoria was always a kid that claimed she didn't like reading, but towards the end of last year, she started enjoying it and even changed her tune, which I was ever so grateful and happy for. In school they provided tutoring, and she really enjoyed that, so I thought things were changing and she was improving. I saw an improvement.... Now it turns out that it must have been in my head because she is way below where she should be and I am going a bit crazy trying to figure out ways to make her read more without turning her off of books completely!!!

I guess I don't understand it because I've always liked reading, from the moment I could put letters together, I was always reading everything that popped in front of me, I loved the fact that I could make sense of the world around me. I do realize I have not been doing as much reading now as I did before, especially in front of Victoria.

So, here is another New Year's goal. 2015 will be the year of reading in my household!!!  Oh yes!

Pictures like these make me happy


And it's Here!


I confess, I totally stole the (saying) idea from canva, where I designed the card above and where I've been designing all of my blog cards/posters. But how can we not expect 2015 to be the year of awesome? I fell in love as soon as I saw it.

I have high hopes for 2015. I'm excited about my blog, and a few other things I have been working on.

Besides all that, here are my goals for 2015:

  • To be a better person
  • To be a better mother
  • To grow each day personally and intellectually
  • To start running again... Oh dear, I need to find my motivation for that one...
  • To travel more

What are your goals? Anything exciting?

What Are you Going to Do about This Travel Bug in 2015?

A lot of people are content where they are, without travelling, and that's absolutely fine. Isn't this a wonderful world because of our different opinions? Now, there are people who always wonder... what would it be like to see this place and that place... what would be like to speak this language or live like them?

Sometimes it's a dream and it doesn't have to be only a dream. Put it into paper! Write it down! Visualize it! Believe!

Since it's almost 2015, and we are all setting goals, thinking of what we did in 2014 (or didn't do), I've created a worksheet to give you a little push... You can print it and stick to your wall or save it to your computer screen. Best of all, it's free!

(I'm planning follow up posts for these tips in due course, stay tuned)

Expat goals 2015

Forget about how to lose weight or how to stop smoking goals (although, they are valid...), let's set "let's live in another country" goals!