My Top Five Posts From 2015

My Top Five Posts From 2015

The Posts You Loved the Most

First of all, thank you so much for visiting my little blog and sharing in my life!  Each one of you keeps me going. Throughout the past year, I have been blessed with so much encouragement and inspiration from my readers. My sincere thanks to all of you!  May 2016 overflow with blessings for you and yours.

5. Quest 2016 – What I Most Need To Tell Myself As A Homeschool Mom. – This post was the result of a group of writers asking ourselves hard questions so we might be better prepared to go into the new year to reach our goals. When I was asked what I most needed to tell myself, I surprised even myself with my answer. It’s as honest as it gets. That’s what they asked me for and that’s what they got. Perhaps that is why this post reached further than most. Check it out here.

Quest 2016 – What I Most Need To Tell Myself As A Home School Mom – Geez, Gwen!

What have I learned this year? Could a question be more loaded? Learned about what exactly? About life? About love? About myself? About the world? On and on I could go forever wondering. So let me narrow that down. What have I not learned that life has obviously been trying to teach me.

4. Quotes About Patience – What Mom does not need a word or two of inspiration as she struggles to parent through the hard parts. None of us is spared frustration. We all experience those moments, there is no escaping it. That said, as parents it is important we also teach our children patience. They need it just as much as we do. Here are my favorite quotes about patience.

Quotes About Patience – Geez, Gwen!

This week has been a true test of patience. I am not the only one who has been struggling with patience. T also has been at battle. So this week, we are going to focus on being patient. Here are a few of the quotes we will be using. Have patience.

3. Kid Friendly Christmas Games – The best moments at holiday celebrations can get lost in the rush. The chaos can be made King and rule and then before we know it Christmas or Thanksgiving etc. can be over and we haven’t enjoyed it like we wanted to. Family games are a great way to slow things down, create memories with your family and laugh together. Our favorite parts of family gatherings are the times we gather to play. Perhaps you feel the same. This was my top three most read post from 2015 and it was just posted in December.

Kid Friendly Christmas Games With Free Printable – Geez, Gwen!

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” ~ Burton Hillis Here is something that really gets me thinking. When T brings up past Christmas’s, it’s very rare that the conversation is about a gift.

2. Making A Baking Soda Bubble Bomb – We do a lot of experiments around here but this was by far one of T’s favorites! This is part of our homeschool curriculum but any family can and, in my opinion, should 🙂 learn together. This is a fun way to do just that!

Making A Baking Soda Bubble Bomb – Geez, Gwen!

Part of our 5th Grade curriculum was selected by T himself. I found several online experiments and asked him to pick out ten he would like to try. Here is the first one he chose. There seems to be something deeply rooted in most boys that cause them to love explosions.

MY TOP POST: Mom, You’re White As A Sheep – It can be so hard sometimes to recognize how quickly your little one is growing up. This post is about one of those times when I realized that T was growing up too fast for my heart to handle. We all have these heart squishing moments and sometimes, all you can do is let it out. I did and my online Mom’s were so kind and compassionate. Thank you, ladies!

Mom, You’re White As A Sheep – Geez, Gwen!

Kids Say The Sweetest Things… My son says the funniest things. Last weekend I was painting the bathroom and T came in and announced with sincere concern in his tone, “Mom, you’re white as a sheep. You need to take a break.” I should have corrected him.

Top Five Parenting Tips

Top Five Parenting Tips

I was inspired to pull the numbers and put together this post by Jenny at The Jenny Evolution!  I follow her blog and I love it! She has parenting tips, recipes, craft ideas and she is a Mom to boys too. I sense a kindred spirit!  Please go check out her blog!  You will thank me.

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Best Positive Parenting Tips of the Year | The Jenny Evolution

With the closing of the year, I’ve been thinking about how much has changed in a single year, as well as the positive parenting tips we’ve worked on, including Ending homework battles Getting my child to finally tie his shoes, despite his fine motor challenges Quelling the ongoing sibling rivalries in the house My goal…Read More “