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1.01.2017

The Best of Always A New Day 2016

Blogging has saved me this year. From changing my focus after loss to sharing the true mama life I lead, my words are my therapy. These top 10 ten posts of 2016 are because of my family, my friends, and anyone out there who has clicked here to visit my world. And for that, I am eternally grateful.


1. A Mom's Heart - Connor's Story

I have to say I am SO happy that Lauren's words were my top post of the year. Connor is a remarkable little boy who has had quite the fight the last couple of years. His sweet mom's strength is evident in the words she shared for this post.

2. 25 Blog Post Ideas for Any Type of Blogger

Feeling a little blog funk this year made me brainstorm a list of possible topics I could write about on Always A New Day. These topics allow creative writing as well as a glimpse into a mom's daily life.

3. Why We Need To Talk About Mental Health

My dream when writing this post was for just ONE person to know it is OKAY to not be okay. I received many messages, texts, and emails about moms who needed to find a release from anxiety, stress, and depression. Some sought help; some have shared stories I never knew about them. I am relieved and honored to know people heard every word.

4. 7 Questions To Ask Your Kids After School

This one was for my big boy as he started another school year. So far, it's one of my top pins on Pinterest too. I love that people are using these stems to talk more with their kids.

5. Achieving Emotional Balance - 3 Ways To Get Rid Of Mommy Guilt

Thanks to Zara Lewis for this guest post. Just like the mental health post, I think many moms needed to hear others are drained, too, and how we need to find ways to recharge and remind ourselves how tough we are.

6. A Letter To The Mom Battling Anxiety

My Huffington post piece! I tried to get my "type" of anxiety into words - from the constant battles in my head to the fears I face daily. We are in this together, and I am thankful for the comments/support I received when sharing my heart.

7. How She Saved Me - A Letter To My Daughter On Her Third Birthday

Oh my little boo. From the feisty threenager that she is to the twirly-dress wearing girl - she has SAVED my family this year. I hope she one day reads this and hears every word - she rescued me in 2016. This sweet, carefree love is our saving grace.

8. 5 Ways To Handle A Threenager

And just as she saves me, she makes me a bit nutty, too. But, through this rough year, it's her crazy antics and spunky personality that bring me back to earth and shows me what's worth living for every single chaotic day.

9. The Definition of Friendship

Inspired by the loss of a beautiful friend and the words she shared about friendship, this post reminds us all what a true friend is and how we should treasure these relationships - through the ups, downs, and all arounds of adult life.

10. Family Style Guide - Fall Family Photos In Neutral

I LOVED putting this post together - mainly because it showcased my talented photographer and friend, Jennifer Spencer. She always takes the best REAL photos. Showcasing my little fam and our neutral clothing for the fall involved so many people, and I am happy with how the post turned out!


Thank you again for sticking with me in 2016. My mind is already swirling with all this blog will do in the new year. I am going to hang on tight and remind myself each day is precious. Every single click - even it's just a few - are so important to this anxious but thankful mom.

There is ALWAYS a new day. Let us find joy in each one.

22 comments :

  1. This is great! I'm actually going to click through and read some of these! Thanks for sharing this! <3

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    1. I appreciate that so much! Thanks for reading!

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  2. What a great collection of blog posts. What an accomplishment. I loved your questions to ask your kids after school. My son is in kindergarten, and it is already SO hard to get anything out of him about his day!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, the questions have worked wonders! He talks less as he gets older - ha!

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  3. Great round up of posts! I especially love the questions to ask your child after school post!

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    1. Thanks so much! That's one of my favorites too!

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  4. Loved this little roundup you made and it's such a good idea! Going to read the mom guilt one because it's definitely one I can relate to.

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    1. Oh me too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. What a wonderful collection of posts! I'm definitely putting some of these on my reading list! Love the post on How to Handle a Threenager! Happy New Year!

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    1. Oh my threenager! She's my saving grace and makes me tired too! Thank you for reading!

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  6. Oooh, I am happy to have discovered your blog! I looknforward to folloeing alongbin 2017. I relate, writing is therapy for the writer and the reader. Sharing matters.

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    1. Yay! I am excited you discovered it, too! Yes, writing saves me daily. Thanks so much!

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  7. Oh wow..this is such a great collection of posts! I've got some reading to do! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much - I appreciate your reading!

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  8. This is a great round up of posts! I especially love your willingness to discuss maternal mental health - it's a topic near and dear to my heart, and one that doesn't get nearly enough coverage!

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    1. I appreciate that more than you know. It's a tough topic, but I feel called to write about it so much. Thank you!

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  9. 2 & 4 were my favorite posts! I get in such a writing funk sometimes so I appreciate the helpful ideas!

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    1. I love hearing that! Thank you so much - glad to help!

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  10. Thank you for sharing these blog posts. Will take time to read them :)

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by and for reading!

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  11. Such a great round up of posts! I love that you included a little summary as well. :) Off to read some of them.

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