A Year of Growth

In the last year, there have been several changes in my life.  Some changes were big, some were small, but they all have had a big impact on me.  Growth and change came in several fashions and as I look back, I can’t help but marvel at them all.

I turned 30. I had a baby.  I was stretched in ways that made me focus on just how much I truly need to rely on the Lord and not on myself.

2013 held many lessons.  I’m sure 2014 holds many more and I’m ready for them. 

There will also be a few changes here at To the Moon and Back.  I will be redesigning soon.  I’ll be streamlining a little.  I’m going to be striving to become a better writer, a better blogger.  I hope that you’ll stick around for the ride and to see what is in store! 

I already shared the top ten posts from 2013, so today in one final look back, I’m going to share with you my favorite posts overall:

1. Menu Planning: A How-to Guide for the Average Mom.
This post explains in detail how I plan all of our meals.   

2. Real Life Homeschooling: When A Loved One is Sick.
My husband spent some time in the hospital this past summer.  It was a difficult time for our family but we made it through with God’s grace.  This post explains how we kept our school flow going during that time.

3. Kids in the Kitchen.
In this post, I share why and how you should let your children help you in the kitchen. 

4. Love Books Summer Book Exchange
We joined up with several other bloggers over the summer to participate in a fun book exchange.  Our partner was Heather from Only Passionate Curiosity.  This post shares about all the fun that came in our box full of German goodies!

5. Quiet Time: Tips and Tools
In our home we institute a specified time in the afternoon for naps and relaxation.  This post lays out how it all works for us. 

6. What Homeschooling Means to Me
I never dreamed that this would be the life we’d lead with our children, but I am so very pleased that this is where we landed. 

7. Real Life Homeschooling: When You’re Pregnant
Keeping up with schoolwork while you’re expecting isn’t always easy.  Here are my tips on coping until baby’s arrival. 

8. Until the Baby Arrives: Packing a Hospital Bag and Making Kid Clothing Packs
I am a minimalist when it comes to preparing for a hospital delivery.  If you’d like to keep thing  simple during baby’s debut, this checklist may be a great fit for you. 

9.  Yearning for a Baby: Asher’s Birth Story

Last, but most certainly not least, is the post that tells the story of how our newest addition made his grand entrance (fashionably late!).

I’m looking forward to sharing 2014 with all of my readers!  I can’t wait to see what’s in store!

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