February 2020
  

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

SMART Goals for Families

Choosing and writing down your goals is important, but don't stop there! Once you've decided on the goals you want to focus on, you'll want to break each goal down into smaller steps or goals, so you have a clear idea of what is required of you, to get closer to achieving that final goal.

This post explains the SMART Goals acronym so you can teach it to your kids and guide them through making their goals "SMART". There's also a free printable worksheet at the end of the post that you can print out for your family members (adults too!) to work through each of your goals.

How to teach the S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting Acronym


A great way to break your goals down is by using the SMART Goals acronym! 

SMART stands for:

Specific
Measurable
Attainable/Achievable
Realistic/Relevant
Time Bound

You can take a goal and ask yourself how to answer whether it is each of those things, and if not- how can you tweak it, to make it a "smarter" goal. Here are some ideas of how you can take your goal and transform it into a SMART goal:


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Best Restaurants at Moon Palace Cancun

I recently posted about our return to Moon Palace Cancun, in Cancun, Mexico with our kids. In that post, I shared photos of our room and the pools but today I want to share one of our favourite things about the resort: the food! The resort is very large and includes more restaurants than you could attend during a week-long stay, but here are the ones we visited and loved! (Some of which, we remembered from our first visit to Mexico, 6 years ago!

Best Food at Moon Palace Mexico

The resort is all-inclusive, so all food (including room service) is included with the price you pay to visit. This is one of our favourite things because it eliminates so much stress from making the decision of what to eat each day, and how much to spend! It's especially great with kids, to be able to say yes to lots of things without worrying about an extra cost!


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Potion Masters Trilogy (& Giveaway)

Last month I published a tween book review by Katrina and now it's time for Talia to get in on the book reviewing fun on the blog! She recently read the Potion Masters trilogy (including the newly released third book, The Seeking Serum), by Frank L. Cole and she did a school project on the books and has gathered all of her thoughts into this blog post to share with you!

Teen Book Reviews on Raising Memories Blog


She's put together a summary of each book, her thoughts on their pros & cons, and at the end of the post, you'll have a chance to win the triology!


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

5 Benefits of Goal Setting & Planning

This year I'm sharing my thoughts on several personal development topics. Last month's focus was on decluttering because I find it helpful to get things simplified and organized before taking on a new project. (If you're interested, you can always go back & try the 31 Days to Declutter Challenge any time) In February, I'm focusing on goal setting and planning. This year I have put a renewed effort into goal setting and planning and I'm already noticing a lot of benefits from it!

How breaking goals up into smaller steps helps


Today's post focuses on 5 Benefits I've noticed from setting goals, planning them out, and organizing those plans into a daily/weekly/monthly planner.


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