Most Popular Posts of 2013 at Mama Smiles – Joyful Parenting

2013 was a big year for this blog, bringing in well over 1 million pageviews! A blog is only a great as its readers, and I truly appreciate the insightful comments (particularly apparent in my two most popular posts from the year), as well as your sharing my posts. Thank you!!! Now, let’s count down […]

My Top Twelve Posts in 2012

2012 was a big year for this little blog! I am grateful to everyone who has supported this blog, and I always enjoy the kind, thoughtful, and insightful comments that my readers make. Thank you!!! Here are twelve posts that proved especially popular in 2012: Raising Kids Who Get Along: These tips make all the […]

Five Fabulous Bloggers

Thanks to Trop 50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 fabulous wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to help grant a friend’s wish! Fairies sewn using the ikatbag Toadstool House/Fairies pattern Friendships are one of the the things I value most in blogland, […]

Blog favorites

Emma stringing cheerios on a pipe cleaner exactly one year ago Plant a little patch of grass for your kids to care for and play with as seen at Along the Way. Bird identification cards that you can download and print from Tired, Need Sleep. From waddlee-ah-chaa: recipes and storybooks to download, both packed with […]

Blog favorites: On the “to try” list

We’ve got germ warfare a la ikat bag slated for the next time I have sick whiny kids! Moments of Mommyhood is full of cute hand- and footprint crafts; these footprint bumble bees are my current favorite! I think Johnny would especially enjoy this Towers up! counting game from be the thread. I’m waiting for […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I am thankful for family, health, a warm home, good friends, and my husband’s job. And for these wild turkeys, which entertain my children by wandering through our yard from time to time. Looking for crafts? Here are a few favorites of mine: I love the personality of this hand print turkey card from […]