Looking Back ~ Top Posts from 2018

Best of 1 1 1=1 in 2018

It’s fun to look back in life and as a blogger. I love seeing what my readers loved the most and wanted to share what I found with you. Below you will find the top 10 NEW posts in 2018, the top 10 posts visited in 2018 {from anytime}, and our top 10 referring sites!

These are our top ten visited posts in 2018 which were all new posts in 2018.

  1. What Begins With A-Z
  2. Pumpkin Tracing Fun
  3. Fall Mini Books
  4. Christmas Tracing Fun
  5. Christmas Mazes
  6. Winter Tracing Fun
  7. Teaching Textbooks Math 3.0 Review
  8. Color Through the Christmas Story One Verse at a Time
  9. Weather Tracing Fun
  10. Fall Tracing Fun

    What Begins with A to Z Teaching Textbooks Math 3.0 Online Subscription Review Fall Mini BooksTracing Fun Winter Tracing Fun Weather Tracing Fun Pumpkins Tracing Fun for FALL PrintablesChristmas Mazes Color through the Christmas Story One Verse at a Time for Advent Tracing Fun Christmas

Our blog has been around awhile and often old content is the most visited. These ten posts were the top overall visited posts during 2018.   

  1. Preschool, Tot and Kindergarten Packs
  2. All Printables A-Z
  3. Thanksgiving Doodle Coloring
  4. Christmas Coloring
  5. Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart
  6. All By Myself Preschool Boxes
  7. Tot School Printables    
  8. Brown Bear Brown Bear Printables
  9. School Supply Labels   
  10. Owl Opposites Flashcards

Printables Packs from 1plus1plus1equals1 Alll Printables A to Z 300 Choose Your Own Alphabet Chart PrintablesAll By Myself Preschool Boxes Spiral Cover2 Tot School Printables  Brown Bear Brown bear Printables Owl Opposites Flashcards Printableschool supply labels Free Christmas Coloring Printables for Kids and Adults Thanksgiving-Doodle-Coloring-Pages

Top Referring Sites to Our Blog in 2018 ~ THANK YOU!

  1. Free Homeschool Deals
  2. Homeschool Giveaways
  3. Wildflower Ramblings
  4. 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  5. 3 Dinosaurs
  6. Catholic Icing
  7. Every Star is Different
  8. Pre K & K Sharing
  9. Smart Girls DIY
  10. A Little Pinch of Perfect

Instagram Top 9

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1 1 1=1 Top Nine 2018

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      A trip down memory lane…

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      Our Favorite Children’s Christmas Books

      Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

      We have loads of Christmas books, I mean LOADS.  I absolutely love dragging them all out each year and trying our best to read every single one of them during December.  It doesn’t always happen, but these 10 definitely get read at some point, most many times!  Some of these are favorites of my kiddos, some are my personal favorites…either way, we love them all!  In no particular order, here are our Top 10, plus a bonus!

      Who is Coming to Our House?


      The Pine Tree Parable

      {we also love the other Christmas parable books: candy cane, stocking, etc.}



      The Small One

      {my kids also have this Disney DVD which has the old movie on it and it is watched almost daily!}image

      The Stable that Bob Built



      My Merry Christmas



      J is for Jesus


      One Baby Jesus


      Room for a Little One


      Yuletide Ice Cube Fair


      Why Christmas Trees Aren’t Perfect



      The Sparkle Box

      The Sparkle Box

      What are your favorites?

      We usually add 3 books per year to our collection – 1 per child.  Most of our books have little notes in them with the dates they were added and who gave them, we always love looking back at these notes.  We don’t have our 3 picked out for this year, I’d love to hear your suggestions.  If you have written a Christmas book blog post on your blog, feel free to leave the link in the comments too!

      Top Ten Tuesday ~ Reasons Homeschooling IS Worth It

      Top Ten Reasons Homeschooling is Worth it

      Homeschooling is difficult, draining, and sometimes downright exhausting.  BUT, none of that matters at the end of the day when you look at the pictures and notice what really matters.  There are many perks to homeschooling, some are obvious and some are not so obvious.  Here are a few reasons I think homeschooling rocks, in no particular order…

      1 ~ Grandparents can visit anytime, come to school, AND sit at your desk with you and nobody tells them “it’s time to go now.”



      2 ~ You are free to wear your winter hat inside, all day long


      3 ~ Pets ARE allowed…

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      4 ~ You can shoot your words and nobody will take you to the principal’s office.

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      5 ~ You can color with your sibling, even if she is 2 and you are 5.


      6 ~ You can sit in a bean bag {ahhprods.com}, all curled up with your siblings, and read, read, read…

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      7 ~ You can wear your pajamas, and you don’t even have to do your hair!

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      8 ~ When the grandparents call and say, “hey, we got a great deal, wanna go on a cruise in a few weeks?”  You can drop it all and say YES!!!!!!!


      9 ~ If you are learning to read and you don’t know a word, you can just run across the room and ask your 4th grade brother…


      10 ~ FAMILY.  FAMILY.  FAMILY.  It all comes down to bonding together and enjoying our time together while we have it!

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      There.  Now I feel better.  Might have to come back and look at my own post on the hard days.  Or, maybe every day.

      Happy Homeschooling!