I can’t believe 2014 is over and we have a new year upon us! I love that fresh, new feeling where I feel like I have a clean slate and can accomplish anything in the new year! I wrote this post for two reasons:
- I want to share the best posts on Less Than Perfect Parents for 2014. I chose the posts based on shares, views, and some of my personal favorites.
- I want to know what YOU want to see in 2014. Tell me your favorite topics such as recipes or my mom challenge posts. You can also share your personal challenges such as keeping your kids busy, staying organized, or getting your family to eat healthy. Let me know your goals. Do you want to lose weight in 2015? I can get a personal trainer to write some posts. Do you want to have some delicious and healthy go-to recipes for your family? I can get myself into the kitchen and experiment until I find the best food choices that kids and husbands will love. Do you want to have your kids spend more time doing quality activities aside from watching tv? I can come up with some great craft posts that will keep your kids busy while you have 5 whole minutes to yourself. Tell me which are you favorite posts. Did you love a past craft post? Did a parenting tip help you out? Let me know so I can create more of those type of posts.
Every day I create content for you. I want you to love coming to my blog and finding exactly what you’re looking for. Leave a comment below and tell me how to make Less Than Perfect Parents better for you.
Best of Less Than Perfect Parents
Start a Reading Journal – This was my favorite craft post because it encompassed both an activity that a kid could do mostly by themselves but it also encourages a love of reading which I think is one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids.
I Almost Lost It At A Soccer Game! – I had a hard time choosing which post out of my Mom Confession series was my favorite. This one makes me laugh evilly when re-reading it so I figured it should be the one I share although my very first one still makes me shudder. Go read what happened to my toothpaste if you want to feel like your life is awesome compared to mine.
Why Is Sleep Important For Kids? – This started out as a quick blog post but it turned into a sleep series that includes Why Is Sleep Important For Kids?, End Bedtime Battles: Help Your Child Sleep, How To Get Those Kids To Sleep!, and Baby Sleep Training: Little Parenting Trick That Leads To A Lot More Sleep. Researching for these posts was a huge eye opener for me and it changed the way I parent my child and how I care for myself. Since I’ve been focusing on sleep as more important than almost every other way to care for myself and my family, I’ve seen changes in my son including a dramatic improvement in his grades and attitude plus I have felt so much better and have been accomplishing so much more. My mood has also improved overall. I would highly recommend reading these posts because it will make you realize how important sleep is and how you can change many issues with your child just by increasing the amount of sleep he gets.
The Benefits Of Cooking With Kids – Find out how cooking with your kids benefits math, science, reading, social studies, and even social emotional skills. It’s such a great way to have fun, bond with your child, and teach them new skills.
The Best Summer Bucket List Ever – I know it’s hard to think of summer during this time of year but it’ll be here before you know it! This list is an ever growing list of summer activities that will make your summer the best ever. Make sure to pin it or book mark the page because I update it all the time (I use it myself so I’m always looking for new ideas).
Who Will Your Children Ben Tomorrow? – This is a great post written by Janis Meredith of JBMThinks. She posts on the fourth Monday of every month and I feel so lucky to have such an experienced and wise mom offering parenting tips and advice for Less Than Perfect Parents readers. Although I love everything she write, this one really just puts it all in perspective.
Breastfeeding Tips: Problems and Solution – Breastfeeding was really, really hard for me but I also felt it was very important. If I didn’t have the support of my mother, I never would have made it as long as I did. If even one of these tips helps one mom make it just a little longer, I’ll feel like it was worth it. I have some options to sweet some of the advice in the article and I’d love it if you did! You never know who you’re helping!
That’s a wrap! Those are the top picks for 2014’s posts! Don’t forget to leave a comment below letting me know what you need to be a better parent in 2015. We can do it together!