What are Your Family Goals This Year? #giveaway #ad

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here to share with you about the importance of goal setting for your family. While we were compensated to write this post, all opinions remain our own.

My kids are 18 and 15. It seems like just yesterday that I was holding them in my arms, cuddling their baby soft skin, and inhaling that wonderful baby smell. However, babies grow up and families sometimes move apart. For me, that is just not acceptable — the moving apart portion. My husband and I are working on setting some family goals that will help us stay close even when our kids decide it’s time to move out and move on.

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Spend quality time together

It is vitally important to spend quality time together. This will keep each other close, especially when they know that you as a parent, value the time you spend with them. Our goal is to go on at least 2 or 3 trips per year, with one of those being an extended trip. Now, if you cannot get away like that, find ways that you can spend time together. Go to the park, go out to dinner, create a staycation at home.

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Make your faith important

One goal that has helped our family more than anything is making our faith the most important thing. Trusting God with everything that goes on in our life helps to keep us calm and focused when life throws us curveballs.

Find time to set goals

Goal setting is a goal that we set for ourselves each year. We sit down as a family and plan out some things we want to accomplish during the year. This past year we set these goals and I am proud to say that we accomplished them all

  • Plan a trip to Florida
  • Graduate our son from high school
  • Teach our daughter to play drums
  • Renew our wedding vows (this will be finalized in December)

Do you set family goals? If not, it’s high time to start!

Unstoppable families work hard to chase their dreams. But with busy schedules, finding time to talk about everyone’s dreams can be difficult.

Uncrustables

From now until September 26, you can visit and “like” the Uncrustables Facebook page, complete the promotion entry form and upload a photo of your family showcasing their hopes and dreams along with a caption of 100 characters or less explaining your family’s hopes and dreams to be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

One grand prize winner will win a trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY with a chance to meet unstoppable mom and Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi!

Enter to win

To get you started on goal setting, we are giving away the following prize pack. This pack includes:

  • $100 gift card to apply toward your family’s unstoppable dream
  • Team USA merchandise autographed by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Inspirational notebook to keep track of goals and progress
  • Uncrustables coupons

 

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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Lisa Brown September 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

Goal to accomplish this year: being able to afford the Christmas holiday

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2 Mami2jcn September 12, 2013 at 9:18 am

We’d like to visit with the grandparents during the holidays.

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3 Kerrie Mayans September 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

We want to spend a month living on an island next summer but we have to spend our weekends remodeling and getting the house ready for us to stay in it.

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4 Karen Lynch September 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

Plan a vacation six months in advance instead of six weeks

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5 Linda Stewart September 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

I don’t really have a goal to accomplish this year but we are working on a long term goal for 2014. I am planning to take my grandsons to Disney in either the early spring or late fall of 2014. Since, most likely this will be the first and only time I get to take them I want them to be old enough to remember and enjoy it, but young enough for it to be magical and adventurous.

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6 Anne September 12, 2013 at 11:06 am

Spending time with the grandchildren and helping the families each weekend with the babies which involves outings and trips. Vacation planning ahead of time.

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7 Linda Meyers-Gabbard September 12, 2013 at 11:30 am

Our goal us to move to a new House before the year ends.

Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

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8 DEBIJOT September 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

Our family goal is to spend more quality time together.

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9 Kelly D September 12, 2013 at 11:48 am

Our family goal is to is to work together to finish our basement into a playroom and computer room.

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10 Thomas Murphy September 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

My family wants to buy a new house this year.

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11 happymomc September 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

to eat right, exercise more during the holiday season!

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12 D SCHMIDT September 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Our main goal is spending more time together doing simple things such as walks outdoors and playing board games.

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13 Amanda Sakovitz September 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm

my goal is to go away together as a family

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14 Cynthia R September 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm

one family goal is to find a new house! would love that!

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15 Anne Lehnick September 12, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I want to get my 2 year old (3 in December) daughter potty trained by the end of the year. She’s being a bit stubborn, but I think we can do it.

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16 Michelle Small September 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm

One family goal is to transition my children from public school to home schooling this year.

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17 Crissy D. September 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I would like to make it home a few times before the year is out, we are all home sick and a nice visit would help

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18 claudia September 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

One family goal is to go visit family in Mexico , Thank you !

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19 David Haug September 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

To clean out the garage.

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20 Colleen Schindler September 13, 2013 at 5:15 am

To organize our basement and sell or giveaway the things we do not need

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21 Katherine September 13, 2013 at 6:49 am

Everyone together at home at least once this year

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22 Marti Parks September 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

My goal is to get us a new clothes dryer sometime in the next 6 to 8 months, if our old one lasts that long.

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23 Heather September 13, 2013 at 10:10 am

Our family goal is to finish the basement and plan a vacation for next year without going broke!

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24 heta s September 13, 2013 at 10:14 am

study more and get more organized.

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25 Brittany September 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

We would like to get a new home.

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26 Vickie Couturier September 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

get all my bills paid on time with no late fees

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27 Noreen September 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Learn archery together

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28 Jessie C. September 13, 2013 at 4:27 pm

My goal is to keep everyone healthy.

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29 Heather Hayes Panjon September 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Are Goal Is To Take A Road Trip To Chicago!

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30 Robyn Wright September 13, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Moving is our big goal for the year!

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31 Robin O September 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm

I would like us to accomplish our family goal of giving one another only homemade gifts for Christmas this year!

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32 mamotts September 13, 2013 at 5:54 pm

m,oving across the USA

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33 kathy stevenson September 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm

We want to get our rental house fixed up and ready to be sold!

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34 LaVonne September 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm

I want us to make it through our first year of homeschool sane :)

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35 samantha w September 13, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Our family goal is to try and make it to Disney World early 2014

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36 Wehaf September 13, 2013 at 9:11 pm

We want to travel somewhere warm for the holidays.

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37 Elena September 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Our goal is to go on vacation

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38 heather September 14, 2013 at 12:07 am

eat dinners at the table together more often

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39 Ellen B September 14, 2013 at 12:07 am

I am hoping and hoping that we can move – soon

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40 heather September 14, 2013 at 12:08 am
41 Jessica T September 14, 2013 at 12:53 am

Start putting money away for a trip to Norway

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42 Janet W. September 14, 2013 at 7:32 am

A family goal of ours is to finish off some of the unfinished area in our basement this year.

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43 stephanie September 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

i wanna go on a vacation

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44 Rea Liz September 14, 2013 at 10:22 am

I would love to spend more time together and less time on electronics!

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45 Amy L September 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I want to have a family portrait taken this year. It’s been many years since we’ve done this.

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46 Ann September 14, 2013 at 2:20 pm

One goal I have for my family this year is to get my boys to realize how important family is and the bickering between them to lesson (I would love to say stop, however, they are siblings and boys…just keeping it real)

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47 Tammy S September 14, 2013 at 2:50 pm

One of our family goals this year is to teach our kids to be more independent. How to do their own laundry, cook more types of foods, and how to keep their rooms and bathroom clean all on their own.

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48 Ellie W September 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

We are saving for a trip to Disney World as a family.

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49 Madonna September 15, 2013 at 4:19 am

We are saving for a trip to Busch Garden’s Williamsburg and Colonial Williamsburg. Its our favorite spot on Earth and we haven’t been in a very very long time.

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50 ellen beck September 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm

One goal is to take some kind of a trip everryone will enjoy and remember as a great time.

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51 Brenda Smith September 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm

A debt free Christmas

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52 Brandy W September 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm

My family goal is to be debt free
we spend so much time worrying about money and bills, we never get to have a good time.

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53 marian boll September 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Having a great first Christmas with our soon to be here great granddaughter

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54 Ann Fantom September 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

I want to clean out the garage

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55 Margaret Smith September 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I’d really love to spend more time with my family doing fun things. Seems like our kids are growing up way to quick.

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56 Shannon Baas September 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Eat as many dinners together as possible.

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57 chadro September 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm

My goal for my family this year would be to spend a lot more quality time together!

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58 Tamar September 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

I hope it happens sooner but I have a goal of getting a new job within the next few weeks.

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59 Terra Heck September 16, 2013 at 5:05 am

One goal we have it to clear all clutter from our home, out of each and every room, and donate all the unused toys, clothes, and dishware to charity. Thanks.

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60 Shani F. September 16, 2013 at 6:31 am

I would like to have more relaxing time with the family. We are always in such a rush to get to our next activity.

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61 Tari Lawson September 16, 2013 at 6:46 am

We want to visit Yellowstone together.

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62 Cynthia C September 16, 2013 at 7:49 am

We would like to get some home improvements done.

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63 latanya September 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

Go on a family vacation

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64 Kim H September 16, 2013 at 10:14 am

My youngest son graduates this year so the goal is to graduate without complications!!

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65 Kim Ripley September 16, 2013 at 10:15 am

Save money and go out more.

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66 Steph September 16, 2013 at 11:07 am

One family goal is to do an art project together as a team.

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67 Maria Iemma September 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

We want to save money for a vacation.

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68 Stephen September 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Get that unwanted person out of my life

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69 Mary Calabrese September 16, 2013 at 2:19 pm

My goal is to have a wonderful Christmas with my husband (and stepson, if he earns it) in California this year.

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70 Denise S September 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

My goal is to survive Christmas without getting into debt.

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71 Lindsey M September 16, 2013 at 6:51 pm

I want to get some more remodeling done on our house

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72 Jessica B. September 16, 2013 at 7:09 pm

We hope to take a family vacation.

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73 Katie Roch September 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm

One goal our family has that we’d all like to achieve this year is to buy a new home.

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74 karen b September 16, 2013 at 8:37 pm

every one at my house always grabs their supper plate and heads in different directions, so my goal is that we all sit down at the table together.

karenb834atyahoo.com

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75 julie murphy September 16, 2013 at 9:04 pm

go to six flags

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76 Barbara Montag September 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Share more meals together – thank you.

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77 Jennifer H. September 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm

I would love for my kids to pick up their own toys.

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78 Cathy Truman September 16, 2013 at 10:07 pm

We would like to get all our bills paid and have some money in a
savings account.

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79 Stephanie Galbraith September 16, 2013 at 10:30 pm

To exercise more as a family

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80 Holly Storm-Burge September 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm

To get out of debt!

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81 Margot C September 16, 2013 at 11:33 pm

We want to start all of our seeds indoors on time this year, in January!

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82 mrsshukra September 17, 2013 at 3:20 am

To communicate better and be more patient with each other!

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83 Kassie Jo Lauhoff September 17, 2013 at 4:35 am

For all of us to be together more!

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84 debbie September 17, 2013 at 8:40 am

Our family goal is to get healthier, and lose weight.

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85 Kathleen September 17, 2013 at 9:11 am

organizing the entire house and spending more time together

kport207 at gmail dot com

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86 Idaho Jill September 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

We are moving to a new state in less than 2 weeks, so getting through the move, unpacking and organizing is the ultimate goal of this year; we are going to be spending LOTS more time together through this move, so that’s an added benefit!

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87 Jessica September 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

We want to buy a new house

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88 Sarah September 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

To get away for a family vacation.

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89 Crystal F September 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Our goal is to get the house decluttered. We have way too much stuff for a small space. Thank you!

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90 Emily Morelli September 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I’d like my family to experience daily gratefulness.

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91 Susan Smith September 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

To finish remodeling the kitchen

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92 Lisa Garner September 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

One family goal I have for this year is to be able to have more dinners together as a family.

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93 Monique Rizzo September 17, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Getting some money into savings.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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94 Daniel M September 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm

visit the relatives more, difficult them being out of state now

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95 Jennifer Rote September 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Take my son to Six Flags.

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96 katklaw777 September 18, 2013 at 11:03 am

Our family goal is to eat healthier and have fun doing it!

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97 April Yedinak September 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

My goal is for all of us to eat healthier.

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98 Kellie Conklin September 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Our goal is to go on a cruise in the next year. It’s something we’ve always talked about but have never planned or done. Making it a goal is a great way to hopefully achieve this next year!

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99 Shari September 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm

We’ve had a goal this year to serve one Saturday a month in our church’s inner city ministry.

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100 Victoria Robinson September 18, 2013 at 6:06 pm

We are always cooped up in the house and we have all decided we are going to start going outdoors on the weekend and find family events we can all do together to spend more time enjoying each other in another light..sunlight! =)

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101 Kyl Neusch September 18, 2013 at 8:24 pm

buy a new house

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102 Tabathia B September 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm

To work in the shelter and feed the family

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103 joni September 18, 2013 at 11:57 pm

To save up enough money to visit relatives across the state.

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104 Cheryl F. September 19, 2013 at 4:38 am

I would love to get the garage cleaned up and organized, and have a garage sale.

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105 Samantha Daleo September 19, 2013 at 8:26 am

To take the time to take more pictures together.

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106 Jill Myrick September 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

We are hoping that our adoption goes as smoothly as the last so that we can expand our family.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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107 Dawn Monroe September 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

I have adult kids, teens and grandkids and we are trying to go on a group/ family vacation. Three problems. Deciding where to go, deciding the date and saving money.

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108 Kristie September 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

I hope to have a family vacation with just the 4 of us :-)

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109 McKim September 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm

To spend the holidays together.

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110 Lorena Keech September 19, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Our goal is to stay healthy in the coming year.

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111 Brittney House September 20, 2013 at 12:02 am

We would like to become more active.

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112 courtney b September 20, 2013 at 1:07 am

move to a bigger house!

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113 joseph gersch September 20, 2013 at 4:50 am

we want to buy a house

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114 Deb C September 20, 2013 at 6:00 am

One goal is to find a a short vacation.

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115 Eileen Burke September 20, 2013 at 8:10 am

To teach our kids to keep their hands to themselves, not hitting eachother!

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116 Jenny S September 20, 2013 at 9:20 am

To save up as much as I can to have a decent holiday season.

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117 Shannon September 20, 2013 at 11:14 am

to spend more time with loved ones

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118 Rebecca Peters September 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

To do active activities together

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119 angela cisco September 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm

To put away enough money to purchase a new home.

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120 tallcapp September 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

We are working to reduce our granddaughter’s college debt.

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121 Angela Kinder September 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Our goal is to get healthier before the year is over. That way, we can begin 2014 on a healthy note.

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122 Kathy B September 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Our goals is to spend more time unplugged

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123 Michelle Tucker September 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

My biggest goal is being able to go see my family in TX for Christmas.

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124 Sharon September 20, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Our Family goals are to spend more time with each other and our immediate and extended families.

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125 janna johnson September 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

getting out of debt

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126 rich morris September 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm

we want to go camping one last time

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127 manny September 20, 2013 at 5:57 pm

less arguing! and to go on a vacation

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128 Melinda Stephens September 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I want our family to go biking or hiking at least twice a month. Or we can play in the snow during the winter.

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129 Sadie B. September 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

My family goal is to take more weekend trips. We are doing pretty good so far.

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130 sarah September 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

My family goal is to do more extended family dinners.

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131 K. Cleaver September 20, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Our goal is to have a less hectic fall/winter.

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132 Samantha September 20, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Make more homemade meals!

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133 Robin September 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Our plan is get ready for christmas earlier this year

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134 Stephanie Larison September 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Try to share more family dinners. It seems like we’re all so busy with our own things these days.

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135 Deb S September 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

This year I home to attempt to get my boys organized – so they can do a few things for themselves.

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136 Lesley F September 20, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Our goal is to try to not be so busy all the time

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137 Lorri S September 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Goal this year–be ready for holidays before the day of

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138 robyn paris September 20, 2013 at 9:52 pm

we would like to go on a road trip

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139 Rebecca Lock September 20, 2013 at 10:05 pm

We want to be able to get all 6 of us to go away for a weekend together. Something keeps coming up to prevent all of us from going.

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140 Terry Cross September 20, 2013 at 10:10 pm

To visit out of state family that we haven’t seen in years

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141 shawna September 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm

To be debt free!

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142 Theresa September 20, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Our family goal is to have all the credit cards paid off by the end of the year, and to start a savings account for a trip to Disney.

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143 Mary Cloud September 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm

To save enough money to go on vacation next year
annabella @ centurytel dot net

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144 Peggy Rydzewski September 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm

To spend more time for family game nights

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145 Vikki Billings September 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm

We hope to save enough money to buy our own has this coming year.

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146 Richard Hicks September 20, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Trying to spend more quality time together!

brich22 at earthlink dot net

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147 Richard Hicks September 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

entered vtech giveaway

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148 Joy Q September 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I would like to go back home to visit my family.

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149 Geoff K September 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm

One goal we have is to take a family trip to visit relatives in Arizona for the holidays.

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150 Beverly M September 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm

My goal is to visit my 2 daughters and their families that live out of state and to see my grandchildren. Thanks for having this contest.

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151 Trisha McKee September 21, 2013 at 12:08 am

I would love to organize a hike over 60 miles that would take several days of camping. I think that is adventurous and a great way to get closer to my family members.

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152 Barbara Long September 21, 2013 at 12:09 am

One family goal we want to accomplish this year is to get our Christmas shopping completed by early December as opposed to still shopping the week of Christmas.

longbarb11@aol.com

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153 Sand September 21, 2013 at 1:07 am

Making kindness and love a priority for ourselves and those in our lives.

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154 Roxann September 21, 2013 at 3:14 am

We want to try and put more money away each pay period.

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155 Sarah L September 21, 2013 at 4:32 am

Eat dinner together.
Thanks for the contest.

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156 Brian E. September 21, 2013 at 5:03 am

Thanks for the giveaway…our goal is to have an Xmas holiday ski trip / reunion with our extended family for the first time in many years.

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157 susan smoaks September 21, 2013 at 6:11 am

This year we hope to help a family at Christmas!

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