Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Best of 2013- Posts & Reviews

It's been a busy year here and I have the blog posts to prove it.
As always, 
for reading this blog, my reviews, ramblings and guest posts as well as the kind words and encouraging comments you've left. Blogging has been a blast, cheap therapy and afforded amazing friends and crazy opportunities from all over the world. Thanks for being a part of mine.

In the spirit of New Year's Eve, I'm looking back before moving ahead and rounding up the most read posts of 2013.
Several posts were part of series:
5 Days of Teaching Creatively,
the Virtual Curriculum Fair and
5 Days of Nitty Gritty Homeschooling.
I'll be participating in more series this coming year, kicking off once again with the Virtual Curriculum Fair on Jan 6 and running every Monday in January, so stay tuned; there is good stuff coming! There were several Weekly Wrap-Ups that made the top 13, which I did not include. I follow a "7 Quick Takes" approach and they are kind of a mish-mash of thoughts, ideas and humor about our weekly life. I do hope you'll take a minute and click on some of the topic titles in my side-bar, including, "7 Quick Takes" and "Weekly Report." FYI: Each title below includes a link, so if you missed a post, click the link and read away.

By far, the most read post (4 times more read!) was Delight Directed Learning.
Going from there:
Discovering Patterns: How to Teach Logic, Math and Patterns
Word Play: How to Teach Language Arts
How to Keep It All Straight: Managing Your Homeschool

Reviews- we did a few- over 60 in fact; curriculum, books, movies, PDF's, and programs. The homeschooling world is becoming richer by the day and it was total joy to be up close and personal with so many great new products. Below I've listed the most viewed reviews of  2013.There's tons more, click "curriculum review" on my side-bar for more. And now, here they are:
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Pshew. It was a busy year, wasn't it, and it went by fast! My 97 year old Gram says, if you think it goes by fast now, wait till you're her age; you go to sleep at night and wake up to find it's 10 years later! There's more to come. And I always like to think that the best is yet ahead. Thanks for journeying with me, blogger friend! See you in the New Year!

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Victoria Boyd said...

Over 60 reviews! You're amazing! I hope they added lots of value and wonderful learning times into your homeschool.
Have a great 2014. from Victoria

TaMara Sloan said...

I'm impressed with all you did in 2013!

Stephanie Proctor said...

Wow! You accomplished soooooo much. You are a real "wonder woman"!!!!!!! I look forward to all you blogging this year to come. God bless dear friend!!

Tauna M said...

That's a lot of activity! Hope you have a fun and joyfully busy 2014 as well!

Jordyn @ Almost Supermom said...

Great round up of posts! You were a very busy lady last year lol!

Jordyn @ Almost Supermom said...

What a fun year!!! Looks like you did so much interesting stuff. Can't wait to see what you have in store this year!