Mommy of a Monster’s Best of 2013: My Favorite Posts Of The Year

I’m coming up on my 4th year of blogging (what?!?) and I can’t believe how fast time flies! One thing I’ve done consistently over the years is wrap up each year with list of my favorite posts of the year. It gives me a chance to go back through all my posts and find not only favorites, but also gives me a chance to see what I like to blog about  and what I want to blog more about.

Here are links to my favorites from the past years:

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

Mommy of a Monster’s Best of 2011: My Favorite Posts Of The Year

Mommy of a Monster’s Best Of 2010: My Favorite Posts Of The Year

And now on to my favorite posts of 2013!


3 Bloggers I’d Like To Get Kicked Out of a Bar With This is a fun one because it still holds true. I would still love to get kicked out of any bar, anytime, with all of these bloggers!

I AM SO TIRED OF YELLING!, then followed up with How To Stop Yelling At Your Kids: Tips To Help You Maintain Your Sanity. I don’t even think I need to say more.


Secret Loving was written about how I have to sneak in snuggles with Ethan now, and I hate that he’s getting so big.


Dealing with Death: The Upside of Death My brother’s best friend died in March, and it was so hard to deal with. But sometimes there is an upside to death.

1,000,000 Questions A Day Because the kids ask a lot of questions, most of which I can’t answer.


Revolt Fitness Program: First Uprising Results I was SO proud of myself for sticking to a workout program for 6 weeks! Starting up again tomorrow. I let myself go the last half of the year and my body (and mind) needs to get back into shape.


My Big Fat Crazy Family “Cause the biggest things in life are your friends and family” – Aaron Lewis

Our First Visit From The Tooth Fairy Ethan lost his first tooth! It was exciting, but sad, too. “It’s like little pieces of him being a little boy are going to start falling away.”


What I’ve Been Up To Since I Haven’t Been Blogging I blogged one time in June! It felt good.


I only blogged once in July too! But there’s a reason for it that I explain in September…


Tips for Explaining the Loss of a Pet To Kids While on vacation, one of our dogs died. This is how we helped the kids get through it.


Crawling Out of the Darkness: What Depression Feels Like This explains why I only blogged a few times over the summer.


I Can’t Find the Words Sometimes – even for someone who loves words – when you are asked to tell somebody how you feel, the words just won’t come.

Sometimes Good Enough Really Is Good Enough This is basically everything that I want to focus on in 2014. Less is more for me this year.

I Don’t Do Blood My first, although I’m sure not last, experience with taking Ethan to get stitches.


Mia’s Sixteen Cents: The Parenting Lesson My Daughter Taught Me This may be my favorite post of the year!

What To Expect When You Are Struggling With Infertility: Shame I was asked to guest post at What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and I chose a topic that nobody ever talks about: infertility shame.


The Sparkle Box: A Must Read Christmas Story For Your Family This book was a life changer for my family!

My Favorite Holiday Tradition This tradition has been going on since my mom was a child!

What were your favorite posts for 2013?


  1. Great concept for a year-in-review! I really liked the post about what your daughter taught you - very touching. Kerstin @ Auer Life recently posted..2014 - The year to experienceMy Profile