I can’t believe this year is almost over! Just a couple more days and we will be ringing in the new year!
2017 has been a transformative year for me and this little blog of mine. In August I refocused my blog “message” if you will. I really wanted it to reflect the changes I have made to my life and to help others that may be struggling with some of the same things.
As it turns out this paradigm shift was the single best decision I could have made. The “thank you’s” and support messages I have received in this short amount of time has been nothing short of incredible.
So to those of you that have reached out to me and keep coming back to see what’s new…THANK YOU!!!
Before this year bids us farewell I wanted to share the best blog posts of the year! By “best” I mean most viewed in 2017. A few of them have been ailing in my archives until I revived them with the help of Pinterest. 🙂
Without further ado…
My 10 Best Blog Posts of 2017
The bold titles are links to the posts!
This post has performed way better than I had ever thought it would. I am not really sure why. Perhaps because it is real and raw or maybe because it is relatable. Alcoholism among mothers is reaching epidemic levels in this country, yet it is something people rarely discuss.
I have been told many times how “brave” I am for addressing this so publicly. Truth be told, I really don’t think I am all that brave, but thank you for the compliment.
This is an older post, but it really gained traction when I added it to Pinterest. If you need some ideas how to stay in shape without buying a bunch of stuff or going to the gym give it a read.
I love journaling and it is something that helps me stay sober and sane. I love the creativity involved and the documentation of life it has given me.
Not everything in my journals is rainbows and butterflies. My deepest, darkest secrets live within those pages. My journals are a place where I can be unapologetically candid and a place for me to reflect on life in general.
If I had to describe journaling in one word it would be: therapeutic
This one is pretty self-explanatory. It does so well because there are so many mothers that are trying to build their own businesses at home. As someone who is doing the same thing, I will attest that it is hard to juggle small children while trying to hustle from home. I.mean.HARD.
I struggled all summer to find a balance between kids and work and FINALLY found some things that really worked well for our kids. There is a unique tip in there as well that was born out of pure frustration, but it turned out to be the most magical thing I had ever tried!
I think most people read this because of the title. Can you really love a cleaning routine? To be honest, I hate cleaning but love a clean house. So yes, because of this I do love my cleaning routine!
It is a really helpful post so give it a read if you need some help developing a cleaning routine developed specifically for your needs.
This post is about helping your kids declutter their belongings. I used another interesting technique to help them visualize how much I wanted them to let go of.
When we first did this they had SO MUCH STUFF and we were getting ready to do a long distance move all on our own. It worked so well that I will be doing this again for the great purge of 2018!
The popularity of this post has really surprised me as well. I wrote it out of frustration after hearing “why do you need a break you don’t work” one too many times.
I think the sentiment behind the post resonates with many mothers. As beautiful as motherhood is, there are times it feels like an overwhelming and thankless job.
Fear was something that held me back for such a long time! This year I was determined to change that. How? I did a ton of research and tried a bunch of things and came up with something that really worked.
If there is one thing I do REALLY well it is research.
I have been known as the queen of procrastination most of my life. It really is NOT a good quality to have as a work-at-home mom! These are the tips that worked for me.
Are you seeing a theme as to how I come up with my content? 🙂
This is another older post that gained traction once I actually added it to Pinterest. It is written in a problem/solution format and describes how I was able to get myself back in shape when my kids were little.
My pin image is terrible but I have been reluctant to change it because it is performing so well. I know, I know it would probably do that much better if I added a new pin :/
Overall, I am really happy with my growth these last few months of the year. Seeing such progress in a small amount of time has given me some HUGE pie-in-the-sky goals for 2018!
How did your year go? Are you a blogger? If you have a roundup of your best posts I would love to read them! Let me know in the comments below!