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Do's and Don't for 2013

For the new year I have come up with a plan to try and make my life less complicated. I want to make the best decisions possible for me and my family. I also have to make sure and stand my ground and not let others take advantage of me.

You see I am one of those people who try to help others and as time goes by I realize I am the one doing all the work and the other party doing nothing. This over time become a burden to me. Because in life I really believe people get what they deserve and they also have to earn respect and make the effort to help. If the other party is not doing anything, then I think I am going to get off this one way street... FAST!!

As for making the right decisions, both financial and personal, it has to benefit both me and my family. I am no longer going to throw caution to the wind. I am going to set a budget to provide financial stability (i.e. not give money away to the hairdresser who did not do a good job... and buy toys from stores that are over priced!!)

I also plan to focus on creating more smiles with the kids and doing things together with the family. This is important because when you do take a good look my kids are getting big fast :) My little girl is now demanding to feed herself and my son left me for the entire Christmas holiday to spend time with his grandmother and I was heart broken.

Furthermore for this year I plan on spending quality time blogging and enjoying other bloggers. You guys are a great bunch of people who have opened your minds, heart and soul to me and I really appreciate it. is I look forward to spending 2013 with you all. Cheers!!

In the end these 2 are the ones that matter the most. I love them unconditionally and hope to set a good example for them.


  1. I agree. The kids are who matter most.

  2. I think it is always important to set boundaries and not set ourselves up for over helping. I think your goals are very positive and wish you luck in achieving your goals.

  3. Sounds like great goals, and I think focusing on your kids is a great way to go.

  4. Putting family first is one of those things that you'll never regret and will look back on and be thankful for!

  5. Great goals. it's always good to remind yourself to put your family first. It's not often that people remember that finances affect your family.

  6. well said :) Life is too precious to not spend it doing the things that really matter.

  7. Thank you for visiting and for inviting me over too! What great goals you have set!Important ones too!
    Now following you too!

  8. What a great post - it sounds like you've got your priorities figured out! I'm looking forward to following your blog!

  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog now following you back


  10. It sounds like a great plan..your kids are adorable. All the best in 2013!

  11. These are fabulous plans for 2013. I also want to make my life less complicated and embrace the simple. Especially where my family is concerned since they are what matters to me the most. I'm with you in making the best decisions for your family! Good luck with your goals :)

  12. Great plans for this new year! It's tough when you're the nice one, and everybody knows it and takes advantage (been there, done that). It's hard standing up for yourself sometimes when you are so nice by nature. You can do it!
    Family definitely matters most, and your two kiddos are precious!!!
    I'm a new GFC follower, following you back and glad to be here.

  13. New follower from the Ladys network of bloggers :)

    Your kids are so cute.
    Great plans for 2013

  14. Hi Jillian, You've got such a reat goals for the coming year! Your children are so sweet ... you're right, that they're developing ang growing very fast - the time flies so we need to cease the moments!
    Thank you for your lovely words on my blog, I'm following you back - your new follower Nina

  15. Jillian, What a great post. I loved your comment on my blog about the hand tickles. So sweet. Following you back!
    xxAndee Shabby Kitteh

  16. Love this! Especially the part about 'not letting hairdressers take your money'. Said hairdresser needs to read this post!!

  17. These are some good goals, especially your financial goals! Good for u!


  18. Following back!!! So glad you dropped in!

  19. Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance. .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.
    Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out.


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