My 200th Post, Give or Take


Actually, this is post number 201, but close enough. I’ve reached another milestone, and I ‘m celebrating that accomplishment today with a look back at the ten most popular posts from the last 100:

10: When I Grow Up, I Want to be A . . . (April 17, 2012)

Anna talks a lot about what she wants to be when she grows up, and she changes her mind frequently. I wrote this post—inspired by Dr. Seuss—describing her many choices. (She’s back to actress for now).

9: Little Girl Pirates! (Nov. 8, 2011)

A review of Peter Harris’ The Night Pirates, one of Anna’s favorite books, and a brief comment on finding role models for young girls outside of the stereotypical princesses.

8: “I Loss My Toof” (March 12, 2012)

Anna loses her first tooth. and Julia and I contemplate her upcoming gum surgery. “A joyous event, streaked with sadness.”

7: Bread and Jam for Anna (March 9, 2012)

Anna is our own little Frances (from the Frances books), and like Frances, she eats the same thing every day. Then, one day she decides she wants to try hot lunch at school because “it’s good to try new things.” And better still to”make them come out even.”

6: Mutual Obedience (June 7, 2012)

My take on “mutuality” in marriage, inspired by The Rule of Saint Benedict,  Rachel Held Evans’ One in Christ: A Week of Mutuality syncroblog, and Saint Paul’s overlooked call for husbands and wives to “be subject to one another out of reverence to Christ.” (Ephesians 5:21)

5: “Nothing Runs Like a Deere.” (April 20, 2012)

One of Julia’s beautiful photos from The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.

4:  The Future is Now (April 29, 2012)

I’ve been a Redskins fan for the last 40 years. The first two decades were great. The last two? Not so much. But that’s all about to change thanks to the new starting quarterback—and future of the franchise—Robert Griffin III.

3: A Princess Who Doesn’t Need a Prince (June 23, 2012)

My review of Disney/Pixar’s Brave.

2: Mother, Bride, and Daughter (Feb. 6, 2012)

Does Christianity have a “masculine feel?” My answer to John Piper, inspired by Our Lady and the innumerable female saints that make up one half of the Body of Christ.

And the number one post, with more hits than all the others combined . . .

1: It’s Taco Tuesday . . . Heads Up! (March 27, 2012)

I don’t know if it’s the taco-flinging robots, or maybe a lot of stoned college students  are searching Google at 2 a.m., but this tongue-in-cheek response to a too-funny-to-not-be-true story in the Huffington Post went viral in May and has exponentially increased my blog traffic. Whatever the reason, I’m not complaining.

Now on to the next hundred posts—give or take.