The Best Parenting, Crafting & Education Posts of 2015
2015 was an amazing year in so many ways! For me, Spoil My Family was born in May and I have loved it ever since. I have been blessed with such a wonderful community here and I am so grateful for each and every one of you!
The years go by faster and faster. My boys are growing so fast – as I’m sure your little ones are. I’d love for you to spend a few minutes here today and review some posts that were your favorites this year and maybe some that you missed.
The Most Read Post on Spoil My Family in 2015:
I wrote 7 Things I Didn’t Expect About Raising Boys with my friend Hillary at The Cole Mines. Hillary wrote a similar post about her two girls. It was such a fun contrast! I was surprised and it was so fun to see that so many people enjoyed reading the post. Boys are the bomb! I truly enjoy having boys – they are special and unique and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
The Most Popular Parenting Posts on Spoil My Family in 2015:
Want to Help Your Child Have Fewer Hard Times? was a post written as part of my 31 day series in October on many aspects of sugar and its impact on both children and adults alike.
Need a Translator to Interpret Child Behavior? was written about an amazing gift that you can give your children. Children often display their bodies’ needs in their behavior although they are not able to articulate what they need. Sometimes their behavior can be confusing for adults. But what if you had a translator? Here it is!
The Most Popular Essential Oil Posts on Spoil My Family in 2015:
Scented Candles: A Dirty Little Secret discloses why you aren’t making a healthy choice for your family and what a better choice is to enjoy the pleasantries of scented candles and still maintain your family’s health.
Clean Laundry Naturally Without Toxic Chemicals shows you the toxins contained in most commercially available laundry detergents and how you can do laundry without toxins and very cost effectively!
The Most Popular Holistic Health Posts on Spoil My Family in 2015:
31 Days to Annihilate Sugar Addiction – I took this crazy challenge in October to write on one topic for 31 days straight. (I still have a couple to finish up!) I chose to write about the physical and emotional complexities of sugar while displaying its health dangers. I covered many aspects of sugar consumption – it’s a great way to start your new year.
The Worst Thing You Can Do To Your Immune System I saw so many posts in the fall about “boosting” you immune system that I felt I had to explain what “boosting” your immune system really means, why you don’t want to do it, and what you should do instead to make sure that your immune system is functioning at its very best!
The Most Popular Recipe Posts on Spoil My Family in 2015:
Best Roasted Brussels Sprouts I just love brussels sprouts! They’re best in the cooler months – but I love them year round. Here’s one of my favorite ways to prepare them.
Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Muffins: Things You Don’t Want Your Children to Know These are staples in our house! They are healthy and they are delicious. Both of my boys come running when these come out of the oven! They are a terrific snack or as part of a wholesome breakfast! Enjoy 🙂
The Kid Blogger Network is made up of amazing bloggers across the world. This post showcases the very best of 2015 in the categories of Education, Parenting, and Crafts. I have been lucky to have met several of these talented and creative women in person and I consider many more to be “online friends.” I have great respect for this network of creative women and I owe many of them so much for the success of Spoil My Family to date. I have great things planned for 2016 and can’t wait to keep connecting and sharing posts!
As promised, there are so many great bloggers that have added their post to this party – you will find some great take aways! These are some of the very best posts across the parenting blogsphere on gentle parenting, education, and kids crafts. We’ve added them all to a Pinterest Board for you to keep them forever after you’ve read them!
Follow MaryAnne at Mama Smiles ‘s board The Best of 2015 on Pinterest. The Best PARENTING POSTS of 2015: