Twelve from 2012

The following is by editor Kara Fleck.

Three years ago, on New Year’s Eve, Megan started a tradition of listing Simple Kids readers’ favorite posts from the past year.I really like that tradition, so every year I honor it by taking a look back and showcasing readers favorites.

This year I wanted to put a slightly different spin on it and share a dozen of my favorite things from this past year, blog posts and beyond.

2012 has been a fun year here at Simple Kids and I think you for being a part of it!

Without any further ado ….

Favorite Posts

Here are some of your favorite posts from this past year. These three posts saw the most traffic:

  1. Bookmarks for Bookworms
  2. How Too Much Choice Affects Our Kids
  3. 31 Days of Unplugged Play:  No Batteries Required

These three posts were my some of my personal favorites:

  1. 8 Ways to Help Your Children Respect Other Cultures
  2. Artists in Residence: Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  3. Baking Bread with Children

Around the Web

Here are three of my favorite posts from other blogs and websites:

  1. Paper Gains:  A Guide To Gifting Children Great Books ::: Modern Mrs. Darcy
  2. Parenting a Child with Anxiety ::: Shaun Groves for Simple Mom
  3. Story Time: Children’s Book Authors Remember Their Favorite Books ::: A Bullseye View

New Discoveries

Here are three new discoveries that I made in 2012, new favorite things that enriched the year.

  1. Service:  Kiwi Crate – this monthly craft service quickly became a favorite for the kids and I.  Read my review here.
  2. Blog: Tinkerlab – one of my favorite blog discoveries in 2012, SO much creative fun for you and your kids here!
  3. Recipe: Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, from Creating Naturally.  I’d be embarrassed to tell you how many times we’ve made them at our house.

I can’t wait to see what 2013 holds for Simple Kids! Thanks for reading!

About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Aw, Kara! It’s such an honor to be included in your annual roundup. I’m a huge fan of this site, and of all of Tsh’s sites for that matter, and look forward to growing and learning with you in 2013! Happy new year!!!

  2. Thanks so much for including me, Kara! I’m thrilled to be in such amazing company! (Also, I’m definitely making those peanut butter cups! We have allergies at my house that make most chocolate off-limits, but that recipe looks perfect for my kids. Yay!)
    Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy´s latest post: Books (and Blogs) for Your New Year’s Resolutions

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