It’s been an awesome year around True Good and Beautiful.
2015 brought exciting and new opportunities our way, such as guest posting for Dave Ramsey (!!!!) and Mama Needs Coffee among a few others. We also branched into some new content since we were parent newbies (still are, who am I kidding!?) at the start of the year. All in all I am happy to say we continued to blog after Josie’s arrival and I know 2016 will be an even more exciting year around these parts…more to come so stay tuned 😉
Without further ado, here are your favorite blog posts from the past year:
10. The Adoption Puzzle is Here
I cannot tell you how many times we’ve received emails from couples wanting to make an adoption puzzle like ours to help offset adoption costs. Jonathan is in the process of setting up an Etsy shop for this very reason so our puzzle can be ordered in a much easier way! We never thought it would bless so many people! 🙂
9. 3 Ways to Cut Your Grocery Bill in 2015
Groceries continue to be the one category in our budget that we bump up against monthly. Following these three tips helps our family stay on track and not bust the budget.
8. How Motherhood Changed My Infertility
Praise you Jesus that I got to write a blog post like this…I thought I would never get to while we were battling infertility for years on end.
7. New Here? Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves
Our Dave Ramsey blog post brought nearly 25,000 people to the True Good and Beautiful blog in only a few short days! It was exciting and such an honor.
6. Teixeira Debt-Free Scream!
And oldie but a goodie! Here you can follow our debt-free journey on The Dave Ramsey Show and hear about how broke we were when we got married! Hahaha. Even on a low income we were able to obliterate debt…sometimes I look back and am shocked since I don’t think we could do that now.
5. My Favorite Catholic Infertility Blogs
I am always glad to see this one in the top blog posts for the year. We write about a LOT of topics here on the blog but really infertility is probably the closest to my heart. I am thankful to provide a resource for couples to find quality infertility bloggers to help them in their journey. It’s how I stayed afloat in our battle and I’ll do anything to throw a lifesaver overboard to others in the same fight.
4. The Husband’s Guide to Breastfeeding
God. Bless. Jonathan. Seriously this past year I had some serious breastfeeding anxieties and he stepped up the plate in a big way. He truly had the heart of a servant and supported me every step of the way. I don’t think Josie and I would still be nursing at nearly 14 months if it wasn’t for him.
3. How and Why I Induced Lactation
Another one I have gotten LOTS of inquiries about from fellow adoptive Mommas. I am so glad that my breastfeeding journey has inspired others and given them confidence to try!
2. God Spoke to Me and I Didn’t Believe Him
Hands down my favorite blog post from this past year. We have a father who keeps his promises and I only wished I trusted him far more.
1. I Was About to Leave The Church and Then THIS Happened
Jonathan’s conversion story from his time in college. He was apathetic in his faith and God put a new fire in his heart through some quality friendships.
Happy New Year True Good and Beautiful family!
Much Love from Jonathan, Amanda, Josephine, and Wrigley 🙂