Happy (almost) New Year! Things have been quiet around here for a few weeks, but I am ready to go again and am looking forward to everything that 2013 holds!
2012 has been an amazing year. I have grown in so many ways. One thing that has really stretched me is writing posts that were outside my comfort zone. You have been supportive and encouraging, and because of your faithful visits to read and comment and all the sharing on Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and Pinterest, my blog has grown to more than four times as many pageviews and subscribers as I had at the beginning of the year! Thank you for everything you have done to make that happen.
I had some fun today, looking over the top 10 posts of 2012. Here’s a countdown, leading to the most popular post (ranked by pageviews) of the year:
10. School is Where the Home Is – a review of the book by Anita Mellott. Sales of the book help Anita and her family as she fights ankylosing spondylitis.
9. The Sparkle Box – a review of the book by Jill Hardie that helped us incorporate our service to others into a new Christmas tradition.
8. We Choose Virtues – the character education program we started using at the beginning of this school year. It has changed my family for the better in ways I never would have anticipated.
7. Well Planned Day Software – my thoughts on using this software for homeschool planning.
6. Aslan’s Academy: Our Homeschool Room – some pictures of our school room for the 2012-13 school year.
5. Using Kidzmet to Understand Learning Styles in Our Homeschool – a review of Kidzmet, an amazing tool for identifying your child’s learning styles and ways to teach them more effectively.
4. Aslan’s Academy: Homeschool Curriculum 2012-13 – a listing of the curriculum we started this school year with. (It’s basically the same now, but I do make changes along the way!)
3. Training in Righteousness: Using Child Training Bible – my experience with a wonderful resource that has helped me use the Bible more effectively as I disciple my children.
2. Ultimate Guide to Keeping CHRIST in Christmas – a list of resources compiled to help you keep Christ at the center of your celebration.
1. Ultimate Guide to Sensory Integration Activities – a list of links to help you find sensory integration activities you can do with your child.
Bonus: No single post made the “top 10” for 2012, but the Be Fully Persuaded series began in September and is still going strong. God is faithful to provide for us!
I’m praying for each of us to have a blessed 2013! God is good.
What was your favorite post from Jennifer A. Janes for 2012? Was it included on this list?