Sunday, December 30, 2012

Top 5 Posts of 2012

The end of 2012 means that I've managed to get another year's worth of blogging under my belt. I'm so glad that I've been able to keep up with it in spite of our crazy life over here, and that you all have been kind enough to encourage me by reading along!

Thank you for being such awesome friends along the journey!

For fun, I thought I'd go back over the year and see what the top five most popular posts based on pageviews were. Just curious to see what makes you all excited to stop by for a visit! So here is the 2012 Top Five Countdown:

Number 5: Cover Kids!!
This past summer, our kids were featured on the cover of KC Baby Magazine! It was very exciting to see them on the cover, although a bit strange to see the faces of my kids looking back at me from the magazine racks as I left Price Chopper. The photo above was taken by Kia of Kia Bondurant, Photographer. Click through to the post to see the final magazine cover design and read the first year article that ran with the photo!

The biggest milestone of the year: The kids' first birthday! This post was a reflection on everything that our kids survived and the reminder that God gives "just enough courage" to carry us through scary moments. Wow. It still blows my mind when I read back through this post and realize the hurdles that God helped us jump!

This was a step-by-step tutorial on how we managed to get four babies undressed, bathed, and redressed in less than thirty minutes. Thankfully it has become much, MUCH easier! Good memories though! And besides that, I now have an awesome photo of Ellie in the bathtub that I can put in her wedding slideshow. Lol!

I wrote this post on a day when my mom stopped by to help me with the kids. She got to the house, and I bolted because I was just DONE with motherhood at that moment. I found myself in a booth at Panera wrestling with discouragement. This post ended up coming out of that, and seemed to strike a cord with other mamas. KC Baby Magazine has picked it up and it is supposed to appear in the upcoming winter issue of their magazine.

Who would have thought that a short, sweet, little post would be the most popular by a long shot? This simple remedy ended up getting pinned quite a few times over on Pinterest. I hope it was as helpful to other families as it was for us!

What was your favorite post of 2012? I love to hear what it was!


  1. The diaper rash tip saved us over Christmas when Aly came down with a bad one. Cleared up in a day! ;)

    1. So glad to hear that!! Thanks for letting me know it was helpful!

  2. Regarding a toddler mama,I admire you for raising kids like that! I don't have children but have looked after my lil sister enough to know that raising one baby is tough. Great job!


  3. What a great end of the year wrap up! Your babies are adorable and you make it look easy and fun. Keep up the great work!

  4. I admire you for raising all 4 of them very well. My nieces lives with us so I know how it is like when the kids are going a little messy. Keep it up! :)

  5. Wow, quads!! You are doing an amazing job and some of your tips are great!!


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