Monday, June 27, 2011

Making Goals Monday Blog Hop

I have decided to host my 2nd blog hop - Making Goals Monday. I thought this would be a great way to start the week and get you thinking about things you would like to achieve during the week. You could either have short term, long term or daily goals. I have started thinking about this because I have become involved in a program where I have Personal Helpers and Mentors through Ozcare Sunshine Coast.

The Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) service:
  • aims to provide increased opportunities for recovery for people whose lives are severely affected by mental illness
  • takes a strengths-based, recovery approach, and
  • assists people aged 16 years and over whose ability to manage their daily activities and to live independently in the community is impacted because of a severe mental illness.
The Personal Helpers and Mentors, employed by each service provider, support participants in their recovery journey, building long-term relationships and providing holistic support. They ensure that services accessed by participants are coordinated, integrated and complementary to other services in the community. A Personal Helper and Mentor:
  • helps participants to better manage their daily activities and reconnect to their community
  • provides direct and personalised assistance through outreach services
  • provides referrals and links with appropriate services such as drug and alcohol and accommodation services
  • works with participants in the development of Individual Recovery Plans which focus on participants' goals and recovery journey
  • engages and supports family, carers and other relationships, and
  • monitors and reports progress against each participant's Individual Recovery Plan.

The lady, Del who has started coming to see me is helping me to work on areas which I have been struggling with, mainly getting organised and having a routine. Now you might ask with 5 kids don't you have a routine to survive? Well yes and no. We have a sort of routine but it is not consistent and doesn't really help me to keep on top of the things such as the cooking and cleaning and washing. Now when I tell people this they are like you can't be too strict with a routine because you have kids. But when you have children with Autism and Asperger they actually need a pretty strict routine to help them cope. That is why I think my boys do well at school cause it has a pretty good routine and rules. That is another thing that we need to sit down and do is a set of house rules that is visual.

So my goals for this week:

  1. Sit down with the kids and work out house rules that we all agree on.
  2. Work out some a job roster for everyone (have been saying that we should do this but haven't done it yet)
  3. Work out some rewards - such as maybe having BBQ down at the park, doesn't really have to cost anything.
  4. Before getting on the computer put a load of washing and tidy up the lounge and kitchen.
  5. Spend some one on one time with each of the children with something that they want to do.
I think that should be enough for now.

Now the rules for this blog hop:
The rules are simple.
  1. Add your blog title and URL.
  2. Follow your hostess - Accepting and Embracing Autism and Featured blog (there won't be one this week due to being the first one) Also follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Network Blogs.
  3. Follow any other blogs you wish
  4. Make sure you leave a comment so that you'll get a follow back.
  5. Feel free to add your own goals that you would like to achieve.
  6. Grab our Catch a Wave Wednesday button if you'd like so that followers will know where to leave a comment.
  7. I will return the love. 
*Each week I will randomly select one of the blogs listed in the Linky to be the feature blog for the next week.*

You can also find me following other blog hops here.



  1. I will have to remember this and maybe link up in the future! Thanks for visiting from the Alexa hop!

  2. Thanks for the new blog hop. I am still following you and I am linking up with you.

  3. Thanks for hosting this hop! I'm following you on GFC. :)

  4. Hi from a new GFC follower. I just realized I already joined your BF community. I'm an avid goal setter. Great idea for a blog hop.

    Stop by and say hi
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  5. Thanks for hosting this blog hop!

  6. Hop'pin by from 'Give it to Me Monday Blog Hop'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

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  7. #6 above needs a change on the hop name. Thanks for inviting me over!

  8. Thanks for the invite! I'm following you on GFC, Net Blogs, FB & Twitter already! I'm adding your button to my blog roll if it's not already there!
    Have a great week!

  9. Hi, I just got back from a week long vacation. As you can imagine, I need to play catch-up in several areas, but I will definitely try to write a post and link up next week.

    Thanks for stopping by Frugal Experiments from the Alexa hop, and leaving a comment.

    Nice to meet you!

  10. Thanks for linking up to the NOBH. I got to work on some goal setting, I am a fly by the seat of my pants type. This is not recommended:)

  11. Visiting back from the Alexa hop. Thanks!

    Kristen from

  12. Stopping by from the Alexa Hop and thanks for hosting this hop! Have a great week.

  13. Cool idea. I'll add it to my linky directory. :-) New follower. Thanks for popping by Measuring Flower! Have a great day!

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  15. When my kids were small I use to sit down with them and do job rosters. They seemed to always enjoy them. Each task was worth a minimal amount of money but it gave them pocket change and they knew they had to do a good job or wouldn't get paid. I worked so it helped me out and they enjoyed it.
    Stopping by from the Alexa Hop and thanks for visiting my blog. Now following GFC

  16. Neat idea...
    stopping by from the Alexa hop :)

  17. i have so much I should be doing..instead well here I am...:)
    Linking up.


  18. oh and I am a follower as well. :)

  19. New follower from Someday I'll Learn!

  20. Hi - this is a great idea. But I am TERRIBLE with schedules and so I'm not going to join up. =D Thanks for stopping by GivingNSharing and saying hi - I'm going to follow you back.

    Right now I am reading a book about a family who had an autistic child and their experience. I should have my review up either this week or next week on a wednesday @

    =D Thanks again - Tina "The Book Lady"

  21. Stopping by from Helicopter's Mom Alexa hop. Have a good day!

  22. Hi there! Coming over from Holly's blog hop! I am your newest follower! Take Care, Andrea

  23. Great goals and I have similar ones! This looks like a great hop too! I'm not able to link up now, but wanted to drop in and say thank you for linking up to NOBH!

  24. Thanks for the follow. Good luck with your veggie garden.

  25. Hi there, Thanks for stopping by earlier. I am super glad I returned the favour as this is an awesome blog! Great idea for a hop as well. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses to you

  26. Thanks for participating in Monday Mingle. I would love to connect with you on Facebook too, you can find me at

  27. Thanks for coming by 504 Main's FB page last glad you did! I am a new follower here. I love your goals!
    504 Main

  28. Stopping by to follow you from So Followed Saturday to follow your blog via GFC!

    Bummed i missed your linky! I'll try again next week!

  29. Hi!
    I saw you commented on my blog hop over on Truely Lovely!
    You are awesome! Your blog rocks!!