Forbes, Matt Walsh, Momastery—what do they all have in common? My blog!


And 2 Makes Crazy Celebrates 1 Year!

I have had a fun time looking through the stats this past week to summarize and celebrate And 2 Makes Crazy’s first year of blogging. Today I went back through and found the Top 10 most clicked on external links mentioned at some point in a blog posting here over the past year.

If you can remember which post the link is from, kudos! If not, perhaps you’ll want to click on their links anyway and have a read. I originally included them in a blog posting because I either enjoyed reading them myself or learned something valuable from them.

Let me know your thoughts or share a link you think I may also enjoy!

xo from here to there,


Top 10 Most Viewed External Links:

1.  Forbes: 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors that Keep Children from Growing into Leaders

2.  Don’t Drink the Water:  Translated Travel Tips for Coming to America

3.  Experiment that convinced me that online porn is the most pernicious threat facing children today:  By ex-lads’ magazine editor Martin Daubney

4.  24 People Who Applied for the Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise

5.  When Life Demands to See What You’re Made Of—Author and Life Coach Lisa Skabrat

6.  The Naked Truth XXX—Pastor and Speaker Chad Moore

7.  These kids say what they really think about mom, and her reaction.  Priceless.

8.  Your husband doesn’t have to earn your respect—Professional Blogger Matt Walsh

9.  Happy Hooligans

10.  Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt—Author and Blogger from Momastery, Glennon

Now…the following 5 did not make the Top 10 most clicked on external links, but I think that you should click on them anyway…

1.  EZ Spaces—my brother-in-law and sister’s business, a co-working place just for you!

2.  Polish Housewife—my fellow Poznanian-living, from Arizona, blogging friend.  And her recipes are divine!

3.  Bread of Life’s Christmas in the Square—Kalisz, the oldest city in Poland, has a beautiful Christmas village to raise funding for kids with cancer and other illnesses and disabilities.  We heart Team Bread of Life!

4.  Whit’s End Radio Programs (online and for free) for Children

5.  Why Miscarriage Matters When You’re Pro-Life

Parenting Mistakes? But I like to RAVE!


I just read a really good article on “7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders”.  I really enjoyed it.  It was concise.  As much as I tend to ramble in my writings, I appreciate “concise” in others.  Haha!  Two-way street in my world, eh?

Anyway…I really appreciate the reminders of what we, as parents, can do or not  do- becoming aware of how we can help mold our children into good leaders.

I have to, however, humbly disagree with a portion of the “Rave” aspect of the article.  I have a very non-competitive daughter that would NEVER receive a trophy if one was not given to her because that is the way the world rolls now.  And I am VERY thankful for it.

You see—she doesn’t receive podium status (1st, 2nd, or 3rd)…but she still gets out there and competes.  So I am glad that she receives accolades for even getting out there in the first place.

Will she ever win the tournament?

Heavens no!

But will she have fun and try hard anyway?

Heck ya!

So, I am okay cheering on my fledgling athlete.  I am okay telling her that her art piece is perfection.  And I am okay hugging her if she comes in last, telling her she was the BEST!

Because last is always better than not doing anything at all.

And did she have fun?

That’s all that matters to me.

I am okay if her daddy and I will always be her biggest cheerleaders in life.  Hopefully her “reality of our non-objectivity” will not suffer too many consequences.  I guess we shall see.

Anyhow…Like I said, it was a great article.  A great reminder.  And I am glad that I read it.  I definitely need perspective at times.

Perspective and Coffee.

Both, actually, all the time.

And—as any parent that puts God first would also say—

In the end, raise your children to not only be GREAT leaders—but, first and foremost, great men and women of integrity and a passion for Christ!

Both can co-exist in their lives.  Hopefully yours is proof of that.

Have a click and a read and perhaps you will leave with a bit of new perspective for your day, too!

God bless.

xo b

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders