As we come to the beginning of a new year, it’s natural to reflect back on the last year and to look forward with anticipation toward a brand new year which is completely blank. It’s ripe with possibilities. Ready and waiting for us to make our mark. Eager for us to make positive changes in the lives of our families and of others. And to create awesome memories with our kiddos. I hope and pray that 2017 was a wonderful year for your family and that 2018 will be even better!

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017

I don’t know about you, but for me, each year seems to go by faster and faster. I make plenty of mistakes! But I also try hard to learn from those mistakes and to share what I’m learning with you, dear reader.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Looking back at the past year, here are the 10 top posts that YOU read most in 2017:

1 – Age Appropriate Chore Lists for Children

There are several different posts which all went together to make this the most popular entry in 2017. However, the topic of chores is yet again an extremely popular topic on my blog. I plan to write about this even more in the coming year and to share some tools with you that I’m discovering are great for requiring me to nag less and help my boys to be more successful at completing their chores. Stay tuned!

Top 10 Posts of 2017

2 – 5 Ways Our Sons Will Be Different If We Homeschool Them

If you need some encouragement about homeschooling, be sure to check out this post! Homeschooling will change our kids for the better. By the way, you can listen to this one as well if you’d rather.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

3 – Smart Kids Who Hate to Write – Does your Child Have Dysgraphia?

The popularity of this posts makes me think that writing is something MANY boys struggle with. Fortunately, there are some easy tips which can help! I go through what I’ve learned in this blog post.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

4 – Is Your Son’s Brain Starving? 

Did you know that boys and girls have different nutritional needs? If you haven’t heard this before, you MUST read this post.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

5 – 7 Ways to Make Your Sons HATE Homeschooling 

Boys and girls do NOT learn best in exactly the same ways. If you want your son to enjoy learning, there are some small tweaks you should make to your homeschool.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

6 – What Homeschool Moms Wish The Outside World Understood

This post came from a discussion we were having on my Facebook page. By the way, if you don’t follow me on Facebook, you should consider it. It’s a great way to get encouragement from other homeschool moms as well as from me. I hope to see you over there!

Top 10 Posts of 2017

7 – Looking Back 14 Years – My Biggest Homeschool Regret

Like I said before, I’ve made plenty of mistakes over the years. This post shares some deeply personal things that I wish I could go back and change. I hope you learn from my experience!

Top 10 Posts of 2017

8 – 10 Areas of Essential Life Skills for Teenage Boys

This post contains a free printable checklist so that you can be sure to incorporate all of these areas into your son’s life lessons. Enjoy!

Top 10 Posts of 2017

9 – My Super Simple Homeschool Planning Method

I love to plan! But I don’t have lots of time and I don’t like to follow complicated methods. If you want to go behind the curtain to see the quick and easy way that I plan our homeschool days/weeks/years, check out this post.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

10 – Boys Have Many Physical and Mental Differences 

Boys and girls are probably more different than you realize. Did you know that men and women have differences in the way their brains work? In the way they see things? In what they hear? They even prefer different temperatures. This post goes through just a few of the differences you should know about if you want to set up a better learning environment for your son.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

I hope that reading my blog posts this past year has been a good use of your time and that you’ve been able to glean some tips that have made things a little bit easier or a little bit better for you. As we start a new year, let’s commit to making 2018 one of our best homeschooling years yet!

Which of my top 10 posts of 2017 was your favorite or had the most impact on you? I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017