So here we are, all having to get used to writing 2017. How’re you doing so far? Me? It’s usually at least March before I don’t have to think about it. But I’m the girl who forgets how old I am. (I know what year I was born, and have to calculate it every time I’m asked.) Anyone else?
As I was compiling this list of your favorite posts of 2016, based on the number of visits to each post, I was pleased to see a variety of topics represented. That’s what The Sparrow’s Home is all about, after all. Our homes are made up of many different spheres.
So here they are…the Top 10 Posts of 2016
I did a three part series on the method that we’re using to homeschool high school. This post is the second part. It walks you through exactly how we plan a course and prepare for college credit giving exams. It’s full of the specifics of how to study, review, and register for the tests, with links to everything you need to know.
There are things that are in just about every science textbook that have been proven to be incorrect or even fraudulent, and yet continue to be published year after year. Using science that is easy to understand, quotes from mainstream science publications and scientists, I’ll show you what to look for.
If you’ve ever walked through a season of darkness, it can seem like you’ll never see the light. Job offers the best advice for those times. Speaking the truth even when we don’t feel it is powerful!
I have made this dish for more guests than any other recipe I have, and I think I’ve given the recipe to more people than any other recipe. It’s easy, tasty, and something many people haven’t had. (Being married to a native Louisianian…it’s something I had to learn to make well. Finding a super easy recipe was just a giant perk!)
Not only is this a fantastic recipe, but I got to tell about my opportunity to serve with my son on a missions team this summer. And I’m telling you, as a mother of two non-oatmeal eating kids who love this cake, you should try this!
This easy recipe is versatile and makes a really large batch. I usually freeze half of the dough to make later. These cookies are great for lunchboxes, roadtrips, or with a cup of tea.
Integrating crafts and projects into homeschooling is a great way to cement learning, and build memories! Smashbooks are a kind of scrapbook that we used to document some travelling that we did a few years ago.
Two things I love came together in this one event: Disney and a party with a theme. Because this was a bridal shower, not a little girl’s party, my goal was to add a nod to the princesses. From the decorations to the menu, it was a magical day, indeed!
Herbal remedies have been a hobby of mine for a number of years. What I’ve learned is that what works wonderfully for one person, may not work at all for someone else. Raspberry leaf is, above any other remedy I’ve tried, something that I swear by. It’s helped a number of ladies I know, and I love it!
And the #1 post of the year is…
My husband is from Louisiana, specifically from the area that experienced unprecedented flooding this past August. Living up in Minnesota, we noticed that the only place we were hearing about the flooding was on Facebook, from those in the thick of it. Not only was our local news not covering it, but neither were the national news outlets. I compiled pictures and descriptions of the floods from friends and family. This post struck a chord with folks. I sent out an update the next month to my email subscribers, detailing the recovery efforts and devastating effects our friends were seeing.
And there they are–the top 10 posts of 2016!
I’d like to add a BONUS post…my personal favorite.
The Sparrow’s Home was born from my habit of collecting information and sharing the best things with everyone around me. The very best thing I could wish to pass along to all of you would be this: protect your family online.
This post is my heart. This post is my best for you. It’s full of our experiences and tools and statistics that might just knock you out of your chair. And it is by far the most important thing I’ve written all year.
Thank you for the blessing of spending part of your 2016 with me. Here’s to an even more blessed 2017!
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