Last week, I shared my 2014 goals. Since I am a voracious reader, I always have books and other resources to help me in my goals. Here is what I plan to use this year. The books DO have affiliate links — thanks for your support if you decide to purchase using one of them :).
This year, I’m going to mostly leave it to God by which Catholic books I have the opportunity to review.
From my own collection, I’d like to read:
– See How She Helps Us
– Power of a Praying Wife
– Power of a Praying Mom
My biggest resources for taking care of myself are mostly clean-eating & paleo-ish blogs, as well as those sharing about alternative health & essential oils.
Here are blogs I currently follow that fit that bill:
– once a month mom paleo recipes
– wellness mama
– modern alternative mama sites (health, kitchen, mama)
Due to time & practicality, my biggest resources here are from the same two sources as last year
– The Dating Divas ebooks & website
– Marriage Flight Plan
Oh boy. Sigh. I’m so bad at this. I am terrible about being the type of parent I’d like to be. I’d like to read and implement changes from at least one of these next year:
Other resources are those that escape the great data purge of 2013 (stay tuned!) and are sent by God :).
I don’t really have any homeschooling books that I want to read this year–we are going to discover what works for us on a practical level.
For this, I would seriously just like to get back on a schedule and teach my kids how to help. If you have any resources, I’d love recommendations! If is an ebook that’s been in any bundle ever, I probably have it & just need to do it!
I will work through 100 Days to a New Year as well as a new book I received for review, Blessed By Less.
I would also like to get in hardcore saving mode & quit hemorrhaging money. There are some goals i really want to meet this year. I think the best way to accomplish these are to use the 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life ebook. There isn’t a lot of discipline in these parts!
For work, I plan to read Epic Content Marketing and make good use of my Marketing Profs membership.
For my blogging, I will be reading Food Blogging for Dummies to improve my pictures.
I would also like to find more apps for editing photos, and more specifically, making good header images, on my iPhone. Because I do MOST of my writing & photo editing on my phone.
I will be using several books and seminars from Writers Digest:
- ENJOY Picture Book Editing
- Picture Books – Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript eBook Excerpt
- 2014 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market
- How Do I Break Into Children’s Writing? eBook Excerpt
- Writing Picture Books
- You Can Write Children’s Books – Second Edition
- Children’s Writer’s Word Book
What about you? How are you going to learn more & do better in 2014?