I’m trying to live with more gratitude every day. Reminding myself of all of the wonderful things I have in my life, makes getting through some of the tougher moments a bit easier. It’s also inspiring to look back and see a big list of all of these amazing things to be thankful for. In my opinion, birthdays are the perfect time to take a look back.
Now I just have to figure out what to do for my 39th!
I grew up gardening with my dad and I really love making the outside of our home bright and colourful in the summer – especially after the bleak Canadian winter.
I’m not sure what attracted readers to this post, but it was really popular on StumbleUpon and on the link parties where I like to share my posts. Because of the post’s popularity, I decided to add it to my list of best blog posts of the year.
I look forward to making another container garden in 2017 and hopefully improving my veggie garden in the back yard.
Our son is an exuberant and energetic kid with a crazy sense of humour and a super quick mind. Sometimes parenting him can be a challenge. We want him to stay his hilarious, awesome self but it would be nice if he listened a bit more every once in a while…
The 5 strategies that I outline in this post help us try to be good parents while balancing our son’s strong personality.
I wrote this post as I was recovering from pneumonia. Getting sick made me think about how hard a time I have putting myself first sometimes. As I write in the post, I know I’m supposed to put my oxygen mask on first so that I can help everyone else, but this is a difficult concept for the maternal side of me.
A few of the reader comments really hit me and I’m now trying to think about how to take better care of myself. One step I’m taking is making a larger effort to fit regular exercise into my life. I always feel better when I exercise and it’s about time I make more of an effort to workout more regularly.
On the theme of taking better care of myself, I’m also thinking about doing a small blog series in January on the little things we can do to take better care of ourselves as moms, wives and women. Stay tuned!
I don’t know one person who doesn’t struggle with paper clutter organization. We are constantly bombarded with fliers, ads, bills, mail, artwork, homework, assignments and everything else and it’s so overwhelming.
I do my best to keep on top of the mess (I’m sure E will laugh when he reads this) and it’s a daily challenge.
Clearly, I’m not the only one with this struggle. You guys really liked the post and gave me some helpful advice on how to add more organization to my life.
Thanks for reading through my list of the best blog posts of the year! I truly appreciate all of your support and I look forward to sharing more with you in 2017.
Is there anything in particular you’re looking to learn more about in the upcoming year? I’d love to hear more in the comments.
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