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Do you ever sit down with your family and discuss your hopes and dreams?  I don’t mean your personal dreams, but your families.  For some of you this is something you may have never done, but I would encourage you to actually do it.  Ask your kids, “What’s one thing you would like to see our family do?” or “What’s one thing you’ve always wanted us to do as family?”  Personally I think asking kids questions like this is a lot of fun… you never have any clue what they will say and many times it leads to quite fun discussions at the dinner table!

Once you ask your kids, think up what a picture of that goal would be and take the picture.  Then head over and enter the Smucker’s Uncrustables Unstoppables Hopes and Dreams Photo Contest.  You have unti September 26 to enter.  One grand prize winner will win a trip for 4 to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY with a chance to meet “unstoppable mom” and Olympic gold medalist, Kristi Yamaguchi.  On your trip you can go speed skating, bod sledding or a number of other winter olympic activities!!

I asked my girls a few months ago what they would make our families goals.  My 5 year old had recently been to visit a friends house that was super clean… so her goal was that our house could be as clean as Hannah’s.  (I couldn’t dash her dreams and tell her that she is the messiest in the entire family).  So we set that as a goal and started a chore chart and working towards little clean goals – like a clean sink each day!

My big girls and I already had the goal to get more healthy.  So that was quickly mentioned.  We will be running in our first 5K race in 3 weeks!  Watching them grow through this (and me lose weight) has been wonderful.  My favorite part – the day we learned that you can’t whine and run.  It just doesn’t work.

Our last goal they mentioned has really been a goal for the past year.  Try to have someone over at least once a week.  We are striving to show our children what hospitality looks like.  It takes dedication to always open up your house and planning to always have food to feed your guests, but it has been a great year and something we’ve decided to keep going with each week!

 

The Giveaway:

One Southern Savers reader will win:

-$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:

Leave a comment below telling me your family’s goals for the year.

Don’t forget to enter the contest on the Uncrustable’s Facebook Page to be entered to win the trip to the Olympic training center!

This giveaway is sponsored by Smucker’s, but all opinions are 100% my own.
The winner of this giveaway will be chosen and posted to the Giveaway Winners Page  Tuesday, 9/17.

    • Tiffany W.

      Our family’s goal is to have more meals and family time together. We have a family of 9 (yes my husband and I have 7 children). We are always on the go and taking a moment to have a meal together and talk about our day is important to us. We also try to help our community by taking hygiene items from our stockpile and donating them. Last year we were able to donate 4 garbage bags full of toys and other items from our stockpile and donated them in time for Christmas.

    • allyg24

      my older kids’ goals are to read more books and my youngest to get out of his cast.

    • Amy Williams

      to save money and read more

    • Allison

      to be more active as a family and implement family game night.

    • Tanisha Cunningham Smith

      Our families goal this year is to be healthy and loose weight. I have two little girls that are very over weight at 7 and 8. I recently had surgery to help with my obesity and we decided as a family to help each other so that no one else would have to go through surgery like I did. We have instituted a no sugar diet and eat lean meats, veggies and lot of fruit. The girls are excited for their first weigh in in a few weeks. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share our story.

    • RG

      To be more frugal and to be more active!

    • KaraFos

      Go through some of the old clothes and such we have a donate them

    • susan

      To eat healthier.

    • soundring

      I would like for us to be more social and invite others to our home.

    • Suz

      We want to eat more meals together, despite long commutes!

    • mbates

      To save money and do more as a family

    • spi_cy13

      My family’s goals:
      1. to eliminate debt
      2. to lose weight and eat healthy foods
      3. To organize our house

    • Elizabeth

      To get on track financially (pay down debt) and have a healthier lifestyle

    • Nancy

      We will be adding a bundle of joy to our family before the end of the year, with all the hopes and dreams a new baby brings.

    • emileee

      We’d like to be more active, get organized and implement a regular date night! (Additional response of “Daddy to wrestle with me right now.” did not yet make the official goal list.)

    • Cellojoy

      Be of service to others.

    • Sherry Belk Fowler

      Our goals are to give back to the community as much as we can and to save more money by watching the sales, price-matching and couponing

    • Jessica

      My family goals is to be more financially stable, get more active, lose some weight, and start trying for a baby. We also are trying to find friends since we recently moved. Our last goal is to implement a date night on a regular basis and just cherish each other more.

    • Our goals are for our 2 kids to do well in school, to finish our basement and to spend a lot of time with family.
      kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

    • Jessica B.

      Our goals for the year is to treasure our time together doing lots of outings with our 2 boys.

    • fink6pack

      We want to go on a missions trip as a family!

    • Abby Schiera

      Our family goal (my husband and myself) is to start the adoption process by the end of the year so that we can fulfill our dreams of becoming parents. Only thing standing in our way is the financial aspect of it. (it is almost $20,000 to complete the entire process which is pretty bad cause that is almost our entire yearly income).

    • kendrabrown

      Our goals are more unplugged time together: eating, hiking, playing!

    • Leah Brislin

      We are working toward less clutter, more order, and more movement. We’re having a great time!

    • cher

      Making sure my grandmother is comfortable, safe and happy in her final days.

    • our goal is to lose weight!

    • Carol

      Tithe more to our church

    • Noel

      Get more involved in our community

    • Carol

      Tithe more to our church

    • emily

      more family time together!

    • Beth

      To have more quality family time and spend less time plugged into social media and noise

    • Dana Davis

      Spending more quality time together outside, eating better, and having an overall healthier lifestyle!

    • Kristian W

      Our family’s goal this year is to take bags with us when we shop so we do not take the plastic bags from the store. We even take our bags with us to the mall. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    • saraarwen

      One of our goals is to take a trip as a family.

    • Harini Kandapaneni

      Our goal is to become financially more strong and help the needy people with in what we are having.

    • Sue

      Getting the yard under control

    • Kendra

      To get more organized!! Ugh! Lol

    • Summer Chesshir

      Make a concerted effort to notice opportunities to serve others, eat healthy, stay active, more sacrifice

    • Erin J

      We have recently started recycling (we’re WAY out in the country and there’s no place nearby to take things…) and my boys are super interested in that. We also strive to have our dinner as a family whenever possible – at the actual table, with no tv and no phones.

    • thischickwins

      our biggest goals are to pay down our debts and plan for a vacation

    • Rebecca

      Our biggest goals have been to eat healthier and move more as well as pay off debt. We are accomplishing all 3, a little at a time.

    • Bill

      Pay off debt

    • JulsB20

      We are having a new baby so our goal for the year is to get our house prepared (and addition done) and everyone mentally prepared for the changes a new sibling brings

    • blessedsmith

      eat healthier

    • beth dunlavy hoppe

      Getting fit by walking together and making heathier meals

    • esyke623

      To save money and pay off the truck!

    • anne

      Eating healthier and having more fun as a family. I like the goal of having guests over each week though. Maybe have to think about that.

    • Lucy Sullivan

      We try to get more exercise and stay physically fit!

    • Susan H.

      Our goals are to eat better, get more exercise, and to lose weight.
      elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com

    • AndreaB

      One of our goals has been to memorize more Scripture and put it into practice every day.

    • Spinner

      To eat healthier and have dinner together at the table at least 4 nights a week.

    • Amanda G

      Our family goal this year is to exercise and eat healthier!

    • theaikenparrs

      To reduce, reuse and recycle–including walking to school, biking to work, driving our cars very rarely, giving “previously loved’ gifts for holidays, buying “previously owned/loved clothing”, sticking to our budget, going for weekly family hikes and continue to go on family camping trips! Better for the environment and for our family’s health and well being!

    • One of our goals is to recycle more because we just got a new community recycling program and a huge bin where we no longer have to separate recyclables. So far we are doing great.

    • Tara

      To be healthier!

    • liz749

      We have decided to pay a lot more attention to the nutrition labels of the foods that we buy!

    • Terry

      To eat better and exercise more.

    • AnointedSaver

      To eat less processed foods, to be more active, to spend more engaged time together, and to save more money

    • kim hart

      I dont know how to enter your contests and it does not matter but I would like to say to you I think you are an amazing mother and wonderfully generous. Thanks for all you do and God bless you and your family!

    • volvosweetie

      To save enough money to have fun on our camping trips to the beach.

    • Cam

      To eat less meat and enjoy more outdoor time!

    • Gina Zabel

      be healthier & make a schedule !!

    • tina m

      go to Disney land

    • kolpin

      our goal is to take a trip internationally next year. gotta save up for it!

    • erinisgett

      Spend time outside playing and enjoying great weather this fall!

    • Matt Melchiorre

      family trip to Alaska

    • Shannon

      To support our kids as they strive to achieve the goals they have set in their sports (swimming & diving) and continue to do well academically.

    • VP22

      Our goal is to get my son healthy again and to finish my mom’s chemo and we are almost there with both!

    • sandra

      To travel hopefully to Africa my kids have pen pals there in an orphanage. We support the missionaries that run it and they would really like to meet them because it takes 3 months for a letter to get here from Africa.

    • Elizabeth

      To make trips home more often. We’re in the military and may make it back home to see our extended family every other year. We need to get home more often and spend more time with our nieces/nephews

    • Seyma Shabbir

      Our family goal is to have more time together and get out more!

    • Mel

      Spend more time having fun.

    • Peboone

      Family adventure.

    • Kayla Starrett

      To eat more healthy food and start exercising at least 30 minutes each day!

    • jmq1971

      Our family goal is actually 2 things, eat healthier and spend my time together at home.

    • Rachel V

      Our goal is to buy a home and get organized

    • Elena

      Our goal is to pay off the car loan

    • coupondad74

      To read a story every night at bedtime

    • Teresa

      Our goal is to walk more and stop eating snacks before bedtime!

    • Tim

      We are trying not to eat out as often and to snack on fruit and veggies!

    • Jojo

      We are trying to be healthy through exercise and food

    • Diane

      We are eating healthier and trying to go to the gym at least 3 days a week.

    • cam

      Our goal is to help a family who lost their house in a fire to rebuild their house and lives.

    • katie

      Our goal is to work hard to pay off several things this year and to be debt free by this time next year!

    • katie

      Our goal is to work hard to pay off several things this year and to be debt free by this time next year!

    • KHCooke

      Our family’s goals are to improve in our eating, exercise, stewardship, and spiritual habits and practices. We have a 15 yr. old son who struggles emotionally, behaviorally, spiritually, and academically…and on the other hand, a 9 yr. old daughter for whom all of those things seem to come so easily & readily. It’s hard to find balance in all of those areas as a family…to meet the needs of the one while celebrating the successes of the other. My husband and I hope & pray we learn to do a better job at all of the above!!!

    • KHCooke

      Our family’s goals are to improve in our eating, exercise, stewardship, and spiritual habits and practices. We have a 15 yr. old son who struggles emotionally, behaviorally, spiritually, and academically…and on the other hand, a 9 yr. old daughter for whom all of those things seem to come so easily & readily. It’s hard to find balance in all of those areas as a family…to meet the needs of the one while celebrating the successes of the other. My husband and I hope & pray we learn to do a better job at all of the above!!!

    • stickrn

      our goal is to eat healthier by eatting better foods and exercise. exercise is also a good stress reliever.

    • stickrn

      our goal is to eat healthier by eatting better foods and exercise. exercise is also a good stress reliever.

    • Christina Foley

      We’ve been making an attempt to eat healthier this year, cutting out processed foods, using more organic when possible. We are also doing a lot more family bike rides and walks. We even participated in a family fun run… I would love to do another.

    • Christina Foley

      We’ve been making an attempt to eat healthier this year, cutting out processed foods, using more organic when possible. We are also doing a lot more family bike rides and walks. We even participated in a family fun run… I would love to do another.

    • mami2jcn

      We’d like to eat healthier and exercise more.
      mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    • mami2jcn

      We’d like to eat healthier and exercise more.
      mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    • april v

      Our main goals are to eat more healthy and start getting more active!

    • april v

      Our main goals are to eat more healthy and start getting more active!

    • Sandy J.

      Family goal is to spend more time with each other!!

    • Sandy J.

      Family goal is to spend more time with each other!!

    • Rh

      Our family goal is to be debt free. We all have to make sacrifices to make that happen.

    • Lose a few more pounds before December 31st. Finish buying stock pile shelving and organize my pantry. :D

    • Erin

      Our goal as a family is to eat our less and cook together.

    • missriza

      My husband and I would like to lose our baby weight and start saving for our house.

    • JessieC

      Our goal is to stay healthy and spend more family time together.

    • jenmalonee

      We hope to be able to do some more bike riding together as a family as our boys learn to ride their bikes better.
      lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

    • Sarah Savings

      Exercise as a family and cook more instead of eating out.

    • bbookie1953

      be happy and healthy

    • Heather

      trying to spend more time “playing” together

    • Amanda Hoffman

      to eat healthier
      amandahoffman35@yahoo.com

    • Christina Kilmon Orr

      We plan to eat healthier and get more active.

    • Susan

      We just want to spend as much time together as possible.

    • Bethany

      We plan to keep the living room picked up.

    • emma

      To go on a trip to something we all wanted to see in the state like the congaree swamp.

    • Catherine

      Our goal has been to be more connected to our friends and loved ones. We’re also trying to be healthier through regular exercise and good eating.

    • l.a.

      live another day

    • Guest

      My family one has two goals right now, to get organized and pay off my credit cards. The credit cards are slowly dwindling each month but the organizing needs some serious help.

    • Danyeln

      My family has 2 serious goals this year; one is to stay organized and the second is to KEEP everything organized so that it is always clean enough to welcome guests.

    • Cindy

      To exercise more.

    • Jennifer

      Spend more time together and less time in front of TV

    • Megan

      Our goal this year is to safely welcome a new baby into our family and help our son to feel extra special as he becomes a big brother!

    • amy

      our goal is to make it to the marathon at the end of the year they have around here. It is for all ages and we have been wanting to go.

    • calliegetsskinny

      Our family’s goal is to work together to become debt-free.

    • calliegetsskinny

      Our family’s goal is to work together to become debt-free.

    • Sherri

      We want to get out of debt and save more so that my husband can retire in 5 years.

    • Sherri

      We want to get out of debt and save more so that my husband can retire in 5 years.

    • Lisa Brown

      Our goal is just to keep ahead of the debt

    • Lisa Brown

      Our goal is just to keep ahead of the debt

    • Cindy Webb

      To go on missions together!

    • Selene M.

      Our goal is to sell our house and continue living in our RV.

    • Selene M.

      Our goal is to sell our house and continue living in our RV.

    • cher

      Our goal this year is to make our house ready for sale and hopefully find our dream house close enough to the school i want my daughter to go next year!

    • BethMc

      One goal is to organize the boys’ bedroom so they can more easily dress themselves, put away and access toys and books.

    • juliagoldieday

      Our goal is to be more healthy as well

    • laroyal06

      I goal is to stay more active and keep on track with our family budget.

    • Doris

      Our family goal is to get a little more organized. Our household always seems a bit on the hectic side…

    • KStevens

      My goal is to get my house straighten up and cleaner. If I should win the GC, I would ask that you keep it until I can show my house is neater. Maybe knowing I would receive $100 gc would be the motivation to get to work!

    • melissasue1128

      As hectic as our lives are, our goal would be to spend more quality time with one another.

    • Charity

      Our goal is to exercise more and continue eating healthy food.

    • jennifer

      Buy a house

    • A.Floyd

      To exercise more and make more time for quality family time together. We all seem to be going in different directions at times.

    • Elizabeth

      My family’s goal for this year is to finally get settled into our new house and get it all sorted and organized.

    • David

      To exercise more and work toward getting out of debt

    • Sara S

      One of our goals is to eat more fresh vegetables and less red meat.

    • Stephanie Crooks

      My goal is to set a yearly budget and stick to it!

    • Melissa

      Our goals this year are to try and be more kind to one another!

    • Tammi Velez

      We have a lot of projects to do around the house. I love it when the kids help me with these. I want to do the laundry room and entry way, caulk and paint the bookshelves, Make the project I did turning the coat closet into an appliance barn pretty, etc.

    • Sheri

      We are doing something active as a family every weekend. We started rollerblading/skating as a family, and have been canoeing and kayaking.

    • mim

      To maintain our healthy diet and exercise routines.

    • Michelle

      Our family’s goal is to keep my daughter’s friend and her brother from going into foster care.

    • megan

      we are working on eating a plant based diet and buying a house!

    • Sara

      We are working to stay within our budget

    • Karissa

      Our goal is to continue our graduate degrees.

    • Amanda

      To move into the house we bought and gutted 3 yrs ago do my kids can be in a safe neighborhood and play outside and do we can show hospitality to others in that home!

    • buddybabs

      Our goal is to eat healthier!

    • Ash Johnson

      Eat more healthy foods.

    • jmq1971

      Eating less fast food!

    • melsmayhem

      We have to get healthy and enjoy life. It has been a very rough couple of years and as my kids are heading in and out of high school, I want them to have some fun, too!

    • Betty B.

      Have a successful school year, eat healthier, and spend more quality time together

    • Definitely eating healthier overall. Cutting out a lot of boxed foods.

    • Jennifer

      Our goal has recently changed as we are moving on as a different family after our husband/father walked out. Our goal now is to find who we are now as our new family.

    • Vic

      Have a yard sale this fall and sing together every day

    • Tate

      To get debt free and take more time together to exercise, eat right, and enjoy life.

    • Amy h

      We hope to travel more, it is so important for kiddos to see things around the world!

    • Susan

      Our family goal is to be together more…without siblings fighting!

    • Amanda

      Our goal is to spend more family time outdoors exercising.

    • rachel

      To add a third member…a baby!

    • Laura

      I was laid off several months ago so my main goal is finding a great new job. The rest of the family & myself all have goals to exercise and eat healthier and cut down tv and internet time to have fun outdoors.

    • Laura

      I was laid off several months ago so my main goal is finding a great new job. The rest of the family & myself all have goals to exercise and eat healthier and cut down tv and internet time to have fun outdoors.

    • Lyndadawinda

      To reduce our debt and have more family time!

    • Lyndadawinda

      To reduce our debt and have more family time!

    • Livivua Ramsey

      Would love to start our own business (childcare)

    • Erin

      Our goal is to spend more time outdoors–less screen time!

    • My husband’s dream is to take all of us on a cross-country road trip for a whole summer.

    • Geb

      My goal is to help others by spreading the word about this coupon website and to reduce my debt.

    • naenae248

      My dream for my family is to slow down! We are always running and doing and I would like us to slow down and enjoy our time together.

    • Kendra Hoy

      Now that our baby is here, we can get back to focusing better on our homeschooling.

    • Chrissy

      Our biggest goal has been and still is to own our own home, we are working very hard at this at home to be in it before the end of the year!!

    • Jenny

      To save the money for a nice vacation!

    • lydia

      Our goal for the year is get our toddler potty trained and get our emergency built back up.

    • lil A’s mom

      my toddler needs to be potty trained too!

    • neiddy

      our family’s goal is to enjoy every moment we have together and make the most out of our days.
      neiddyruiz@gmail.com

    • neiddy

      our family’s goal is to enjoy every moment we have together and make the most out of our days.
      neiddyruiz@gmail.com

    • D Schmidt

      Our goal is to spend more time together without technology. mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

    • tammy

      work on spending more time with my kids by working on preschool together & have fun with their daddy when is at home.

    • Aubrey

      Goal is less tv time!

    • Channynn

      Get out of debt

    • susitravl

      Recycle more, live frugally and have a lot of FUN

    • Rachel B.

      Reduce our debt, spend more time together and have a healthy baby (just found out)!

    • paprika721

      Declutter or simplify our lifestyle, focus more on family time

    • Tracey

      To stay within our budget and teach our kids about hospitality and generosity

    • Guest

      Our goal is to read the Bible every day. We have been reading one chapter of Proverbs each day to correspond to the date (i.e. on September 1st, we read Ch. 1, September 2nd, we read Ch. 2).

    • Tim Kittleson

      Our goal is to eat healthy and exercise more!

    • vickie

      My family’s goal is to help each other as much as possible

    • kelbs

      Find ways to save/earn more and minister to others.

    • Candace M

      We want to donate more food this year

    • usnamom2014

      Eat healthier and more economically also.

    • AmyB

      Adoption!

    • Camiele

      To go on walks together after dinner.

    • amber

      one of our goals is to pay down debt

    • We really want to pay off debts!

    • Lucianna Farmer

      I want to save for a new home!

    • Lucianna Farmer

      I want to save for a new home!

    • jrickerhagler

      We have many! To be sure to spend more quality/healthy time together and really enjoy our moments.

    • Steph89127

      My family goals are to run a 5K every month with my family until the end of the year!

    • Cate

      Our goal is to get my husband’s small business up and running.

    • Lindsey Webb

      Our goal is to eat healthier by learning how to freezer cook so we can plan healthy, convenient meals that don’t take a lot of thought. We are also not as tempted to eat out as often because there’s a great home cooked meal always in the freezer!

    • Faith

      Our goal is to eat healthier!

    • Faith

      Our goal is to eat healthier!

    • shelly

      My family’s goal is physical activity.

    • shelly

      My family’s goal is physical activity.

    • Tabathia

      To lose weight as a family and get out and play more

      tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    • sam

      For us to get in shape.

    • Vicki Goodwin Robinson

      Our family goal is to start spending more time outside doing things together. We have already registered for the Annual Walk for Life-race in memory of my grandmother. We plan on making things like this an ordinary occurrence. Never realize how much better you feel when you get outside and enjoy some fresh air with your loved ones.

    • latanya t

      Go on a family vacation

    • Ashley C

      We’re planning to save money to buy our first house and hopefully pay down some debt with our strict budget!

      demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Aimee

      Our goal was to buy a house and we did it so now our goal is to furnish it as cheaply as we can