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

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.


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.

the family in chattanooga

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.


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


To enter this giveaway, just start by entering your name and email address in the Giveaway Tools form below.


  1. Kerrie Mayans says

    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.

  2. Linda Stewart says

    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.

  3. Anne says

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

  4. Anne Lehnick says

    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.

  5. says

    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)

  6. Tammy S says

    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.

  7. says

    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.

  8. Margaret Smith says

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

  9. Terra Heck says

    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.

  10. karen b says

    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.


  11. says

    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!

  12. Kellie Conklin says

    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!

  13. says

    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! =)

  14. Jill Myrick says

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


  15. Dawn Monroe says

    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.

  16. Melinda Stephens says

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

  17. Rebecca Lock says

    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.

  18. Beverly M says

    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.

  19. Trisha McKee says

    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.

  20. Brian E. says

    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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