August 30, 2006

WFMW - Family Meetings

Between a hubby working swing shift, my full-time job, my part-time job, ministry obligations, and my daughter's extra-cirricular activities...well, we are the typical busy family! Back in the spring, I implemented Sunday night family meetings. It's a time for us to get together and look at what's coming up the next week...meetings, projects, permission slips, etc. We discuss our menu for the week & put that on our calendar on the fridge. It gives us a good start to the week, and eliminates last minute surprises (okay...cuts down on them!)

A few weeks ago, I saw another WFMW post about setting goals with your kids. It's inspired me to take the family meetings one step further (further or farther...maybe Shannon can help me!) I bought a 3-subject notebook. R, CJ & I all have a "subject". During our family meeting, we'll discuss our individual goals for the week and then write them down in our sections. That will give us a clear picture of what we each want to accomplish, and also help us to hold each other accountable.

Family meetings work for me. Head on over to Shannon's to get more WFMW ideas!


Unknown said...

Oh, good idea! This would work nicely in our family with 4 kids. 2 of them (the boys) would love the goal setting idea! The LOVE reaching their goals and getting than special feeling inside when you accomplish something you'd tried hard to do! :)

I have a WFMW up with an idea on how to preserve your child's school and/or art work.

Susanne said...

Wow! Good idea!

Katrina @ Callapidder Days said...

This is a great idea. It's so easy to get caught up in the rush of life and end up overwhelmed because we start losing track of stuff! A family meeting is a terrific way to make sure everyone's on the same page...and supporting each other along the way. Love it!

Jennifer said...

What a great idea. I like that you incorporate goals for the week into the meetings.

Barb said...

That's a great idea. I wish I'd thought of it when mine were in junior and senior high school and it was almost impossible to keep track of each other. I like the family meetings and I really like the notebook idea.

sobeit said...

That is an awesome idea! I always like having something to work toward. I find that my students are the same way. They want to know what is required of them, and how to make it happen! Sounds like you have it all together!


Tammy said...

I've been thinking of doing something like this for awhile. Having family meetings or at least "couple meetings" with my hubby to go over everyday stuff we never have time talk about.
I like the notebook idea, too!

I may just have to jump in and start this!

Shalee said...

Great idea of making the most out of family time. We're looking for something like this to include in a family devo, too.

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