Our Top 10 Posts in 2015

Wow, 2016 is fast-approaching!  We certainly plan on enjoying every moment during these last few weeks of the year, but we wanted to take some time to reflect on 2015 and see what YOU have loved most right here on the blog.  Our passion continues to be connecting moms in the Baton Rouge community and beyond. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading along this year as much as we’ve enjoyed sharing!

So, without further ado, here are our TOP 10 most read and most loved posts in 2015!

10. A Letter to All You Unphotogenic Mothers: Exist in Photographs

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As Adriana so beautifully puts:

So Mother, embrace who you are. Have courage and show yourself in photographs to your children and to yourself. Show your daughters the kind of self assured, happy woman she should become, and show your sons the kind of woman he should find. They will grow up and they will look at pictures from their childhood and if they’re lucky, they will see YOU: young, smiling, laughing, holding their hand, giving them hugs and kisses, being fully there. {read here}

9. Mom-Touring | A Mom’s Guide to Contouring

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Cassie goes above and beyond and and walks you through an easy-to-maintain contouring routine, with her favorite products as well. This is a great read to get that face ready for all those holiday and New Year’s parties! {read here}

8. So…Do You Wanna Hang Out Sometime? {A Mom’s Guide to Dating Other Moms}

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A little bit funny…and a little scary how true this post is! Jada tells it like it is:

Let’s just say that making mom friends is no easy task. Mom groups have a tendency to segregate, and you may not feel as though you fit in anywhere. There are the seasoned moms, the cool moms, the indie moms, the attachment parenting moms, the crafty moms, the southern moms (where everything short of the diaper is monogrammed), the working moms, the stay-at-home moms, and so on and so forth. While I think I’m a little bit of all these moms rolled up into one, finding a place to fit was challenging at first. {read here}

7. Ten Things Pregnant Women Have in Common With Their Toddlers

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This post will have you cry-laughing. Jenny nails it with some frighteningly-true observations. Such as number 6: “Neither of us likes to wear pants. Or clothes in general.” {read here}

6. The Day I Took My Son’s Toys Away

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Katie shares how the day came when she followed through on that very common threat of throwing away all your kid’s toys and how it ended up teaching them BOTH a lesson:

He was going to know what it was like to go a whole week (which in toddler time is like a year) without any toys.  NONE, NADA, ZERO!!! And I was going to sit back and enjoy watching him mope around without anything to play with being bored to tears.  Well, he showed me. {read here}

5. My Kid Goes to Daycare {And I Don’t Feel Bad About It}

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Kristen shares her true feelings about daycare, that so many moms related to:

I like that Sam is in daycare. I’m not sad about it. I don’t regret it. I actually think it’s good for him (gasp). I quickly found, though, that I started feeling guilty about not feeling guilty that we put him in daycare. Part of me felt like an essential aspect of being a mom was feeling bad that I couldn’t be with my kid at all times. But I don’t feel that way at all. {read here}

4. I’m Not a Bad Mom

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So worth the read. Blake nails it with this one.

Then one day, I hurriedly strapped my daughter in her car seat, 10 minutes late for an appointment, no makeup, and a jacket thrown on over her jammies – and she laughed at me. How perfectly appropriate that her first laugh was at her mother’s spazzy-ness? But it stopped me in my tracks. {read here}

3. Kid Problems {LSU Football Edition}

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Doesn’t get much better than fun and football! This post was a hit and SO funny! {read here}

2. Turning a Diaper Box Into a Basket

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Jenny’s genius idea-turned-diy-project is not only our second highest post this year but also our HIGHEST PINNED post of all time! {read here}

1. Why My Kids Only Get 3 Gifts For Christmas

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Here it is! Our top post of the year and just right to read the week before Christmas! Katie shares her family tradition, and love it or hate it, it is a great read to get you thinking! {read here}

So, those are the MOST loved and read posts this year! Which one was your favorite? We can’t wait to see what 2016 will bring!

Angela is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to 4 children. She and her husband, Josh, were born and raised in Louisiana and love raising their kids around family and friends. They love exploring the outdoors, traveling, and playing sports. Angela loves to encourage other homeschooling moms and loves to advocate for getting kids off screens and outside.

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