My 20 wishes for 2017.

I’ve written a post about my goals/resolutions for 2017. This is a little different, my 20 wishes for 2017.  Thanks to Hayley over at Devonmama for tagging me!

5 Personal wishes;

1- Become a more confident mum, I often feel like such a failure when it comes to motherhood and feel like people see me as that too. I want that to change.

2- Keep up with the housework and get the house organised. Some days I can let it get on top of me so I want to make it a routine to get bits done before I do anything else.

3- Lose weight, or at the very least be more healthy.

4- Reduce the amount of time I spend on my phone and spend more time playing with Pops, even if she does always want me to sit on the freezing cold floor.

5- Do my hair more and wear my pj’s less – pretty self explanatory. I never spend time getting ready now I have a toddler and it definitely shows.


5 Blog wishes;

1- Bring my DA up to 25. That may not make sense to most people but the higher the number the better in the world of blogging.

2- Earn a regular income through sponsored posts – not too many but i would love for the blog to help contribute to our family.

3 – Post at least 2/3 times a week. I can be hit and miss with my updates so I want to start being more consistent.

4 – Start a linky.  A linky is where a bunch of bloggers can link up and share posts about the same topic.

5 – Collaborate with other bloggers. I’d love to work with other bloggers on posts. I’m not sure who or what yet but I definitely want to get something sorted.


5 Family wishes;

1- Spend weekends doing fun things and not always sorting out the house.

2- Buy our first home – something weve always wanted to do but finding it more of a struggle since i give up work to have Pops.

3- Have baby number 2 or at least plan for it.

4- Decorate the house.(if we haven’t managed to buy our own)

5- To watch Pops grow into an even more kind and loving little girl, to watch her start preschool and learn and develop.


5 Hopes & wishes for 2017;

1- Interact with our blog readers more. I’d love to get to know you all more and see what you want more of from the blog.

2- I hope my family and friends stay healthy and happy.

3- To teach myself and Pops Turkish.

4- For pops to enjoy preschool and be able to strive, develop and become an independent  (not too much) little lady.

5- Date nights, I want to spend the year being more of a couple and not just parents so hopefully making regular date nights will help.



I’m tagging the following blogs to post their 20 wishes;

Hannah – Hansplans.

Laura –Wafflemama.

Hannah – The Ampletts.

Mandi – Big family little adventures.

Sophie – Life as Mrs D.

and Laura – Five little doves.


Until the next post,

Are and Pops.


The last image is something I’ve had on my face book for years and is by Kurt Hasley.


  1. The Amphletts
    January 7, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Love this…always happy to guest post / work together & help you tick one off your list!

    Thanks for the tag, better get started…

    H x

  2. Rebekah Jones
    January 9, 2017 / 11:33 am

    Some fabulous blog wishes !! I wish I could make a blog that people read !!

    • admin
      January 9, 2017 / 11:36 am

      It takes a long time to get your blog a following and we all start at zero so give it a go, even if at first you are just writing for you! Be sure to let me know if you start one so I can come and read it 🙂

  3. Tee simpson
    January 18, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    What a lovely post. I love how realistic your goals are

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