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I'm Hannah: mother, wife, photographer, writer, artist, wellness enthusiast and lover of the simple and beautiful. I live in South Florida with my husband Manny, our three children (Seth, Isaac, and Eaden), and our golden doodle Lily.
This is my journal of motherhood, homeschooling, health, and living with grace & intention

Some goals for 2009

So I'm going crazy and doing multiple posts today... I just wanted to put down a few things I'd like to do this year:

  • Create a safe, non-toxic home environment for my new baby to be born into and start his life in. I've already banned so many "common" household poisons and hazards- from cleaning products to shampoos to Raid, but I want to continue in my efforts towards an organic lifestyle for our family.
  • Travel. We're tentatively planning two family trips this year- one to Colorado and one to New England.
  • Breastfeeding. This is important to me- I want to nurse Seth for about a year, and at least until the end of 2009 (he'll be 10 months old).
  • School. Continue working on my master's degree while caring for the new little one.
  • Finances. Find ways to save and make extra money as we transition to living on one income. Be thrifty and resourceful, and hopeful get some photography jobs to help us out.
  • Cloth diapering. This is part of the first goal and the finances one, so sticking with it is a goal in itself.
  • Enjoying motherhood and being balanced and competent in my new role- keep our marriage strong and maintian my own sense of self through it all.

I'm sure I have other things I'd like to do, but these are big ones that came to mind. May 2009 be the best year yet, full of happiness and peace.

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