Happy New Year!
Waking up today I thought 2 things. 1) Really thankful my days of having a New Year’s Day hangover are behind me (…well sort of, I usually had a good time before said hangover ;)) AND 2) 2014 was quite a year. I planted a lot of seeds in 2014. Professionally and personally. Figuratively and literally. I can’t wait for the challenges and opportunities of 2015 but before I fully jump into the new year, I’d like to take a look at Kula Mama’s top ten posts of 2014. Thank you Google analytics for making this list possible and tracking every little thing that happens here on Kula Mama. Without Google, I’m just making this list up.
So let’s check out the Kula Mama 2014 TOP TEN!
#10: How to Make a Healthy Cup of Coffee
I still love this cup of joe so much in the morning. I try to stick to just one and for the most part I’m successful unless my daughter needed 3 middle of the night drinks of water or covers pulled over her in which case I might need 20.
#9: Detox Baths for Kids: How and Why
We do a detox bath about once a week for the kids and I also do one myself. Not only are these baths a great way to detoxify from the environmental chemicals we face EVERY DARN DAY…but detox baths are also rich in magnesium, a mineral that we are almost all deficient in and is required for over 300 processes in the body!
#8: 8 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy This Winter
I sat down to write this post on a whim one day after I saw a headline about a new, scary respiratory virus going around. I knew many moms would be concerned and I wanted to share what works for us in the hopes it would provide some peace of mind. This post took me about an hour to write and was a literal brain dump of what we do in our home. I hope it helped many stay healthy this winter.
I still pull this one up from time to time when I have NO idea what to make for dinner. And hands down those chicken poppers save us EVERY. TIME. I hope this list saved a few other moms at dinner time too.
#6: 10 Reasons for the Rise in Food Allergies
This post stirred up some controversy but with the rising rate of food allergies in this country I hope all of us can keep our minds and hearts open as we investigate potential triggers of this epidemic.
We gave these away as presents this year to friends and family and we have about 5 of them burning at any time in the kitchen. No joke. My son keeps showing up with empty containers and asking if we can make a candle out of it. Oh boy.
These cookies go with my son to school for snack time on occasion. They contain a healthy fat and protein to keep his blood sugar stable–and they’re gluten-free to boot! This is the snack I bring to the park on Fridays too. The kids all think I’m the mom handing out COOKIES (oh yeah!) and all the moms trust me enough to let it happen! I haven’t had a kid hand a cookie back to me yet so I’ll take that as a good sign.
This post has been the most heartwarming and heartbreaking for me. So many of you reached out to me to share your child’s story and I thank you. This cream provided relief many and for that I’m grateful. Our daughter’s history of eczema has been a winding road and I know there isn’t a one size fits all solution for eczema, but if this lotion helps soothe some inflamed skin….it’s worth it.
This is one of my favorite posts on Kula Mama. I refer to it often as I think about our family intentions and goals for the new year. Thank you so much for spreading the word about this one, the more happy kids the better!
And the MOST READ POST of 2014…..
#1: Better Than Botox Facial Scrub
My Sunday ritual and the post that really highlighted your desire for DIY beauty recipes! This post is one that so many people use–it’s easy, cheap and let’s you create your own spa day at home.
I can’t thank you enough for reading Kula Mama in 2014. It was a year of tremendous growth for the website and it wouldn’t have happened without all of you. As I look ahead to 2015 I want to know….what would YOU like to read about? What sorts of posts would you like to see more of this year? Leave me a comment and tell me all about it!