Your Top 10 Favorite Posts from 2016

As 2017 newly begins, today I’ll be doing a little countdown of my own:

My 10 Most Popular Posts from 2016

Since I returned to the blogging world at the end of March, I have been so blessed by all of the readers who have so faithfully visited and commented here. In the month of December, I reached over 40,000 views in one month, which is the most I’ve ever gotten, so thank you so, so much. I appreciate each and every one of you more than you’ll ever know. ♥

I hope to continue to encourage you as I have these past nine months, so today I am sharing your favorite posts of 2016 in the hopes that anyone who may have missed any will have the opportunity to find out what other readers have found to be the most helpful.

Let the countdown begin!


#10- 8 Things You Need to Know Before Deciding to Unschool

Our unschooling experience changed the way we view learning, but there are some things about it that just needed to be said.


#9- Whom Should We Blame for the Unparenting Epidemic?

The more time goes on, the more I’ve been noticing the trend of parents letting their kids do absolutely anything they want without any repercussions. In this post I shared what may be part of the problem.


#8- Think You Know Why Compulsory School Exists? Think Again.

The vast majority of the population send their kids to school without knowing the true history of the institution. Here’s a quick history lesson.


#7- 15 Homeschool Mistakes That Take the Spark out of Learning

Too often, we homeschoolers try to replicate every single aspect of school at home. Here are 15 things to avoid if you want to encourage your children to love learning.


#6- Who Actually Has Time to Homeschool for 6 Hrs/Day?

So many people assume that since traditional school lasts six hours a day, it automatically means that homeschooling should, too. Here’s why that isn’t true.


#5- Free 12-Week Greek Mythology Unit Study

This unit study has a resource list, vocabulary list, and 94 suggested activities.


#4- 3 Reasons not to Worry About Homeschool Subject Requirements

Homeschool moms tend to get so worked up over making sure we cover every single required subject. This post gives three great reasons why you needn’t fret!


#3- 10 of the Most Frustrating Homeschooling Comments I’ve Ever Heard

Isn’t it amazing how some people think they can say anything they want about our choice to homeschool? Here are the ten most frustrating comments people said to me.


#2- 50 Reasons That Homeschooling Is Less Stressful Than School

I penned this post as a response to the dozens and dozens of people who have told me how much less stress I’d have if I put my kids in school. Here are 50 reasons why they’re wrong.


Drumroll please……..


#1- How Can Homeschoolers Handle Being with Their Kids All Day?

With over 25,000 views in just six weeks time, this is, by far, the most popular post I’ve ever written. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard other mothers say that they’re intrigued by homeschooling but could never do it because they couldn’t handle their kids all day. This is my no-nonsense response to that statement.


Well, that’s it! I hope you will find something to encourage you amongst these posts. I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year! God bless!


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2016 most popular posts





Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

19 thoughts on “Your Top 10 Favorite Posts from 2016”

  1. Sounds like it’s been a great year for your blog. I enjoyed reading a couple of your posts. I’m in the UK and homeschooling is not very common here so it’s not something I’ve heard discussed very much. It’s interesting to read a different perspective. Glad to be your neighbour at Fresh Market Friday.

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