My January Goals

Masha Allah, it's January already. Time flies. It feels like I have just started to plan something in 2017 and now it's 2018? Masha Allah.

This year I will be 41 insha Allah. And my sons will be 9, 8 and 1 years old. I feel a little nervous about raising pre-teenagers as I was such an annoying teenage girl to my parents (Oh, forgive me, dear Mom and Dad).

My first son is now in a phase when he starts to see friends are more important than his parents. The time when he cuddled in my arms has gone, now I have a little 'enemy' at home. He often ignores my words and chooses to do something on his own willing. It's not easy at all.

I have written about it in Bahasa Indonesia, if you'd like to read: Dua Tawanan Saya. I wrote everything about my son's behave and how I planned to deal with it.

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That's not my only goal for this 2018. I also have some dreams to reach and some plans to act. For January I narrow my focus on how to deal with my first son's math skill and his Quran memorizing target. He needs to finish his Juz Amma recitation and memorizing it this semester, so I plan to be by his side to continue memorizing at least surah At-Takwir and 'Abasa. The next month will be for focusing on An Nazi'at and An Naba. Once he completes his memorizing of Juz Amma, he will be reviewed and then he will be certified according to school agenda. I really, really hope he can make it this semester. Aameen.

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My other goal for January is about blogging. I plan to purchase a domain name for this blog so it will be mommysnextstep.com. Oh, I'm longing for it.

Buying a domain name doesn't mean I will focus more on blogging. I plan to blog regularly on my both blogs but in a more specific schedule so that I still can pay more attention to my family. I found myself got too exhausted when I focused too much on my social media life. I felt like I lost many beautiful moments with my kids and husband. I want to continue blogging, yes, but I will focus on my family rather than blogging. Perhaps one post each week is enough and one or two sponsored posts each month is also enough. I think by doing that blogging will be more fun.

Well, that's all my January (and beyond) goals. I really hope it will come true through efforts and prays. What about you? Do you have any specific goals for January? Wanna share it with me?

Welcome to the Monthly Goals Blog Hop! Do you plan your month ahead? Have you anything in particular that your looking forward to this month? Is there anything in your life that needs focus? Kids, family, self... what is your motivation? This blog hop and link up is to help you make new friends and find a partner to stay accountable to. Every month, a group of us get together to write our monthly goals. This helps us stay connected, accountable as well as inspire other moms to know how we do it all. This month the participating blogs are:

Jeddah Mom
Alizeh My Soul
Multicultural Motherhood

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