Mommy of a Monster’s Best of 2012: My Favorite Posts Of The Year

Last week, I told you that one of my favorite posts to write in last year around this time was  Mommy of a Monster’s Best of 2011. This will be the third year now that I’ve done this. I went back through each month of the year and picked my favorite post of the month. It was fun to do because I found some posts that I really liked and had forgotten about, and ones that I wanted to share again.

I’m doing it again this year, and I want you to join me! Link up anytime through January 5th, grab the button, and slap the button on your post. Visit other’s who link up too. I can’t wait to see your favorites!

Here are mine…enjoy!


Fronts and Daisy  Nicknames are huge in our family, and they continuously change. This post updated you on the kids’ nicknames, including a couple that were given to the girls by Ethan.

Tater Tot Casserole Recipes People love tater tot casseroles apparently because this was one of my top 3 most popular posts of the year. It was also the recipe that made me want to start regularly sharing recipes. And it’s still a family favorite, too!


5 Moments I Would Live Over Again These are the moments that strike me every time I think about them. The ones that changed who I am as a person.


Oh How They Change: Our Family In Pictures Just looking at how much the kids have changed from last year at this time until now is amazing! I love looking back through old photos.

The Scents of Summer It’s amazing to me how strongly smells can take you back to a certain place in your life; how they represent so much.


50 Shades of Grey: Who Is Your Christian? This will come as no shock to anybody, but people also want to know who is playing Christian Grey in the movie, which made this one of my most popular posts of the year. I have since changed my list a little and have a few other guys I’d love to see in the role. Who is your Christian?


Why Two Year Olds Shouldn’t Wear Lipstick I think the title speaks for itself.

The Brazil Butt Lift: Does It Really Work? My most popular post of the year. I had no idea that this would be the post that would get me the most traffic I’ve ever gotten…otherwise I would have NEVER posted before and after pictures!


We’ve Got A Graduate In The House! Ethan graduated from preschool, and I was so excited for him. And just noticed his tan. And can’t believe how much he’s changed in 6 months.


Why I Love Playing Words With Friends No, it’s not to improve my vocabulary…it’s all about friendship.

We Are Back From Camping, Who Wants To Do My Laundry? We are actually gearing up to go again in 2013 and the kids are already how much longer until we go!


The Wall The first fiction I had written all year. I really need to do it more regularly.

Happy Birthday Girls I can’t believe they are 3!


Our 10th Wedding Anniversary Weekend Getaway Why can’t we do this every month?

It Was A Princesses’ Night Out It was all for the girls, and they loved it.


Belly Laughs Belly laughs with Lila. There’s nothing better in the world than a good laugh!


Sounds of Silence A spooky story just for Halloween. More fiction. I really need to write more this upcoming year.

My Blankee, Or Rather The Kids’ Blankies My kids love their blankies, and this is when I realized how much Ethan was growing up.

I Am Thankful A whole month’s worth of reasons to be thankful.


A New Version of Lil’ Jon’s Get Low And I still laugh every time I watch it!

And Then I OD’d On Cuteness The girls’ first dance recital. The cutest thing ever.

Now go find your favorite posts from this year, grab the button code from my sidebar, and link up!

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There aren’t any rules – you can do what I’m going to do and share your favorite posts every month of the year or you can pick one post that was you feel was the most important one you wrote for the entire year. Or maybe you want to do it by categories: your funniest post of the year, the one that got the most comments, the one your readers liked most…or maybe it was a post written by somebody else. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just do it!

Happy New Year!

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  1. Love this round up! It's been quite a year, my friend. Thanks for hosting the linky. Wishing ou and yours all the very best in the New Year! xoxo Tonya recently posted..My Best Of 2012My Profile
  2. Hmmm, I missed a few of these. Thanks for the post! oxoxox Sili recently posted..2012: Everything Happens for a ReasonMy Profile
  3. I love doing yearly reviews.. And that Lil Jon remake is one of the highlights of the whole year. Natalie recently posted..2012 in ReviewMy Profile
  4. Love this idea!! My recent post sums up a year I couldn't have imagined if I tried! <3 Teresa F, recently posted..My Incredible Insanely Crazy 2012!My Profile
  5. I love all of the "year in review" type posts. Mine is a little different in that it is based on my fave photos of the year, but I have links to several posts, so I added it to your linky. If it doesn't fit well, feel free to delete it. Happy New Year! Have a fabulous 2013! LeeAnn recently posted..Wordless Wednesday: Even Superheroes Need Their RestMy Profile


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