Thank you so much for a great year. Before you get to the list of the best posts, I want to say thank you.

This photo summarizes homeschooling for me so far: the feeling of being smothered by my kids, and at the same time being surprised by how happy I am with it. The community on this blog has been invaluable in helping me to handle both feelings at the same time.

Thank you for providing me with a wide range of approaches to talking about education. I think more broadly and more deeply because of the links and comments and criticism you all have provided to me throughout the year. Thank you for making this community one of the most exciting parts of my life right now.

Here are the posts that were most popular over the last year. Thank you for the fun discussions! And happy new year.

Jan. 3 Five homeschool parent types (51 comments)

Apr. 2 Why I homeschool (277 likes)

May 14 Homeschool kids should not go to college (59 comments)

May 18 Kids who go to school don't homeschool in the summer (94 comments)

May 31 The argument against raising well-rounded kids (252 likes)

Sept. 19 Elite schools are shifting to a homeschool model (217 likes)

Oct. The only time I've ever felt shunned as a Jew was in my local homeschool group (49 comments)

Nov. 8 Help your kids forge a new path to adulthood (40 comments)

Nov. 13 Three ways to rectify the miseducation of girls (72 comments)

Dec. 18 It's a myth that school is good for socialization (232 likes)