Looking Back at 2013… Most Popular Blog Posts

Looking Back at 2013
2013 was a HUGE year for my blog! By far I saw the biggest growth in readers, in my writing, and in my own spirit. I fell in love with the blogging community and I realized I do have a voice and a message worth sharing. The moments that humble me the most are when someone takes the time to tell me they enjoy my blog and they encourage me to keep at it! Many moms tell me they find my reviews to be a great resource for them and they thank me for taking the time to create them. So I will! I hope 2014 will be even better. I’m planning on it!

With that said, let’s look back at the most popular blog posts for the past year. This is your chance to see what you might have missed or revisit something that touched you. Thank you for reading! I deeply appreciate it.

1. It’s the Small Moments I Want To Remember!  One of the biggest reasons I dove into the world of photography was to learn who to better capture my children’s precious moments.  In this post I speak about why this subject is so close to my heart.

2. When I Do It All and All is Not Enough! Ok Moms! We’ve all been there.  We’ve worked ourselves weary to give our children a great day or to provide for all of their most important needs, yet they beg for more of you!  You commiserated with me and I felt uplifted.  Thank you!

3. Avoiding the Train Wrecks in Your Homeschool That Crack Your Marriage In August I spent an entire week talking about how homeschooling can impact your marriage and vice versa.  This post was most popular.  It seemed everyone wants to know how to avoid the bad stuff.  I shared my experiences in my post.

4. Marriage is Hard or 7 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong! Whoa this one stirred you all up!  I had a lot of people messaging me to tell me that if marriage is hard you’ve married the wrong person.  Uh… I disagree!  What a post!

5. Marriage is Hard Work, The Husband’s Perspective So it turns out my husband all agrees that marriage is hard work.  Though we both agree we find it very rewarding.  He took a turn at the blogging thing and gave you all his perspective.  People tend to really love the male point of view.

6.  Consistency and Consequences!  In September I spent a number of days blogging about my favorite book… The Christian Parenting Handbook: 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child’s Life.  In this post I talked about how perfect consistency in parenting is unrealistic and totally overrated.  Some of you disagreed with me.  Whew!

7. Pray for the Persecuted Church.  Also in September I shared with you the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini who is an American citizen being held in the most horrific Iranian prison for the crime of being Christian.  My husband and I organized a prayer vigil at our state capitol.  I share with you Pastor Saeed’s story which sadly, is ongoing.  He still sits in prison, abandoned by his country.  This was the most popular post of the year by far.  Thank you for spreading the message!

There you have it!  A look back at the most popular posts of 2013!  I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings.  Do click on the graphic at the top of the page to see what big things happened in the blogging lives of some of my favorite TOS Review Crew blogging friends!  Happy New Year!

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