When I first started this blog in October of 2013, I never dreamed that it would grow to what it is today. Fourteen months in, and you and countless other readers play a huge role in making this blog what it is today. Thank you for reading, for all your thoughtful comments, and for hanging with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. There is nothing I have loved about blogging more than connecting with hundreds of thousands of hearts from around the world through this online community!
With the New Year almost here, it’s a great time to take a look back at some of the most popular posts on this blog! Below are the most widely read parenting posts at She Lives Free in 2014. It’s possible you even discovered this blog after coming across one of these top ten posts. From character building to celebrating holidays with kids, and single parenthood to homeschooling, these posts are the heart of what this blog is all about.
10) Valentine Crafting with Kids
8) Great Ideas to Inspire Gratitude and Teach Kids Thankfulness
7) Confessions of an Unlikely Homeschooler
5) Open-ended Art Experiences for Babies and Toddlers
4) Inspiring Kids to Pay it Forward
3) Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
1) Dear Single Mom (and Sometimes Single Mom)
You can also find more parenting tips and encouragement right here! I’d love to hear what resonates with you and what you enjoyed reading this year, in the comments below. Your feedback is always appreciated beyond words 🙂 Lots of love and best wishes for a New Year filled with peace and joy!
I really like in your raising grateful kids post how you remind us that we can plant the seed, but it is God who makes it grow! So very much what I need to remember sometimes as I tend to get so discouraged when my kids show almost the exact opposite of a character trait I am trying to instill in them. One thing we do is that every time one of the kids gets any money they have to do a 10% give. We don’t require that they use it to give to church, but allow them to decide what to give to. I have one kid who likes to help the animal shelter and one who likes to help disadvantaged kids. It is fun to see them want to give more and plan out their giving.
Thank you so much for this encouraging comment KC! Love hearing this about your kids and appreciate your feedback on my post 🙂
I love your heart (: happy new year to you and your family!
Awww so sweet of you! Thank you so much and Happy New Year to you and yours! 🙂
Okay, since I am a hopeless crafter, I was more drawn to the gratitude ones. I think my kids are pretty grateful, but they are also entitled, and that’s what we need to work more on.
I am right there with you in that Jennie – Thanks for reaching out! Wishing you all the best in this New Year 🙂
Love the gratitude post!