The Top 10 Posts of 2014

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As I’ve done every year since the advent of this blog in 2008, I’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 most popular posts of the year, based on comment count. I hope you enjoy reading through them again, as I did.

10. The Cabbage Cure: After a cut on my husband’s hand became infected, a cabbage poultice fixed him right up! This miracle veggie cures more than mastitis. It can be used to draw out infections of all kinds.

9. *Two-way tie* Pizza Night: Homemade pizza is our Friday night tradition. This post includes recipes for easy food processor pizza dough and simple homemade pizza sauce.


Cakes Turns 8I revealed our crazy Cakes’ real first name in this post. It was fun for long-time readers who have been wondering for years. It was also probably a great relief to any new readers who might have been thinking that we named our daughter after a snack food (I was actually asked this question once, when the blog was just becoming popular. We got a good laugh out of it!)

8. The Family Table in Real Life: A post about how we handle daily meal prep and clean-up. I have a theory that this post was popular because I posted a picture of my disastrous post-supper kitchen mess, proving that I am possibly the world’s messiest cook.

7. *Two-way tie* Aging with Grace, Revisited: An update on the now-complete process of growing out my prematurely gray hair, and accepting myself just as I am.


Weekly News Digest – Big News Edition: Bee turned 12, and my husband quit the appraisal business! I think we’re in for an interesting year.

6. True Romance: A Valentine’s Day post about how romance after marriage and children looks different, but it’s still special and meaningful – or even more so.

5. Bittersweet: A sorrowful post. I’d prefer to not revisit this one.

4. The Long Winter: My efforts to not only survive the worst winter on record, but also to avoid ending up in the poorhouse because of propane prices!

3. The Annual Back-to-School Kid Room Clean-up: The annual shoveling out of kids’ rooms before school starts. I’ve been doing this with my kids since Bee started kindergarten. They don’t like it, but they do accept it, and everyone likes when it’s over!

2.. *Three-way tie* Mothers are People, Too: Mothers are human beings with needs, and we need to advocate for ourselves!


How to Cook Ground Beef in a Slow Cooker: If you try this, you’ll never want to cook it any other way!


What I Do, and What I DON’T Do: A list of what I do and don’t do in my life as a wife, mother, and homemaker. In this post I admit that I’m a yeller, I don’t like reading out loud, and I don’t iron – ever.

1. A Typical Day at Our House: A day in the life – a perennial reader favorite!

Here’s to a happy, healthy, productive, and fun 2015!