FNFF’s Top Posts of 2013

Well, the holidays are over, the kids are back to school as of today, and it’s time to get back to business.

I have a few articles in the pipeline, covering an eclectic range of parental musings and travel destinations, but today I just want to take a look back at 2013 and share FNFF’s Five Most Popular Posts of the Year:

#5: Easy Science Experiments for Kids: Air

boys watching hot air experimentIt would seem that lots of parents are looking for fun, educational things to do with their kids. And I think that’s great!

#4: Fingers in the Cookie Jar: So Your Kids Caught You Having Sex

shocked babiesWhile I find the fact that the most popular search term that brought folks to this post was “kids having sex” troubling, this one continued to hump along, thrusting aside some stiff competition. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

#3: The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth

iwantThis one was Freshly Pressed, so not much surprise here. It’s just some thoughts on how privileged most of us are and how much we take for granted.

#2: How to Make Super-Groovy, All-Natural Easter Eggs

Easter eggs 2012(2)Once again, parents are apparently eager to find projects to do with their kids, and the fact that this one is eco-friendly makes it even better.

And the most popular post of 2013? The one that outperformed all others? You’ll never believe it.

#1: A Fantastic Quick Bread Recipe for Surplus Summer Squash

The finished product, this time made with zucchini

Weird, right? I mean, a squash bread recipe? This one proves the power of social media. Two hundred and fifty-one people tweeted this post, it was popular on FB and Pinterest, and it was frequently reblogged. Seems people have a lot of surplus squash on their hands.

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who visited and/or took the time to leave your comments in 2013! It’s a strange thing, but I’ve gotten to know a lot of you ‘personally,’ had some great conversations, and even influenced a few lives. I find that incredibly humbling and I’m sincerely honored.

Best of luck in 2014, and I’ll see you all soon.


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