Blasts from the Past: Great Posts You’ve Likely Missed

By Polly Conner

blast from the pastIt’s not uncommon for me to stumble across a post I had written three or four years ago that I have completely forgotten about. My guess is if I have forgotten about these posts, you have too. Or perhaps you weren’t around these parts when they were posted. (Shout out to those who were!) Because I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, I thought I’d bring to your attention some worthy posts from the past that have gotten lost in the shuffle

10 Tips for Throwing a Successful Garage Sale

Cheesy picture? Yes. But, I totally stand by this post and think it is valuable information for all. Spoiler alert: Rachel and I totally KILLED IT when we threw a garage sale together. Let not let the combined wisdom of two avid garage-salers go to waste!

Polly and Rachel

Give Old Pillows New Life

Remember the days I used to sew? Yeah, me neither. Glad there are posts like this around to remind me of my long-lost hobby. My dear sewing machine, I’ll be back one day. I promise! Until then, lets just remember the special memories we used to have together…

Cultivating a Heart That Obeys: Strategies for When Dealing with a Whiny, Insolent Child

Who has got a kid they are about to vote off the family island? Anyone? If you’re anything like us, your kids go in and out of stages–some preferable and, some not so much. Rachel put together this great post sharing about her struggles with her four year old and sharing some of the practical, tangible ways she navigated the hostile waters.

Cultivating a Heart That Obeys: Strategies for Dealing with a Whiny, Insolent Child

How to Make Homemade Wheat Sandwich Bread

An oldie but a goodie! We can’t let this homemade sandwich bread recipe get lost in the shuffle. It’s just too good for that. Let’s revive this recipe, Pinterest friends!

A step-by-step tutorial to make the tastiest homemade wheat bread you've ever had! It's simpler than you think. #realfood

6 Things I Will Do Differently with My Second Child

Hey, so it turns out that I knew nothing about parenting when I had a baby. I’m still no expert but I personally enjoy reading over my honest reflections and plans on how I would do things differently with baby #2. A great read for new moms or moms to be!

Six things I will do differently with my second child

7 Must-Have Children’s Bibles for All Ages

Feeling a little lost as to what Bible your kid would like at their particular age? What about a few years from now? Here is a great review of seven, highly recommended, gospel-centered Bibles that your littles might like. This post is one of those that just shouldn’t be retired.

7 Excellent Children's Bibles

Confessions: My Daughter Head-Butted Me in Public

The title says it all.

After I shared this post over a year ago, I can’t tell you how many people in my life have brought it up. I also like that this post is out there to remind readers that we are human with very human kids. And sometimes that little human will disobey, run away and even head-butt you in front of a bunch of watching women.


Making Your Summer at Home Count 

Rachel put together a fabulous post chalk full of ideas and strategies for the summer. This post gives floundering moms (myself being one of them) some much needed structure to navigate the summer months. Can you tell she has a teaching degree?

summer at home ideas

Top 10 Favorite Toddler Books (Video from Rachel)

I think this might be one of the first videos we put on Thriving Home. I love book recommendations–even if they are for my kids. PS-check out Rachel and that long hair!
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9 Truths to Believe When Your Child is Suffering

Written from experience and straight from the heart, Rachel shares some of the wisdom and lessons she’s learned from parenting a child who is struggling in one way or another. This is a great post to pass on to any parent who may be walking through a tough season.

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Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Lastly, I think this oatmeal pancake mix recipe is worthy of the list simply because it is that good. If I had to guess, this would be the Thriving Home recipe that my family makes the most. I always have a batch of it stored in the back of my fridge. We use it for pancakes AND to make waffles. Almost everyone that has tried this recipe has been converted as well. Try it out.. if you dare!

I LOVE this oatmeal pancake recipe. After this hearty, flavorful recipe for pancake mix, I will never go back to plain pancakes again. It's also packed with good ingredients that keep you fuller longer.

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