Mommy of a Monster’s Best of 2011: 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 2010 in which 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 the 31st, grab the button (you can get the code for it over on my sidebar), 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!


The Business This post wreaked havoc across the Internet! Okay, that might be a huge exaggeration because really it only started the twins hosting The Bidness and Lila was featured over at Mommy Shorts’ blog a time or two. But it was fun to share Lila’s look with everybody! And yes, she will still give The Business if you ask her to.


Literal Literalness…Literally I am beyond literal when it comes to thinking. I’m so literal that sometimes it’s scary, which is why this was such a fun post to write.

But I also have to mention The Usual Suspects because everybody loves when I write and share photos of the trouble the girls get into when I’m not paying attention…and because this post won me a Blogma over at All Things Fadra!


The Ocean had me yearning to scuba dive, something I haven’t had a chance to do since a couple of years before Ethan was born.

You loved Blogging Must Haves (And Have Nots) for Newbies and so did BlogHer because they syndicated it!


All those things that moms say? I tried to list them all in If You Really Knew Me, You Would Know That…  I had no idea I talk about poop so much!


You guys wanted to see The Business live and in person, and I caught it in Ask and You Shall Receive!

I also wrote about being a Senior Hottie, and if you were in high school in the early 90s, you loved the big hair, Glamour Shot, and scrunched socks. My mom did not love hearing about my trip to Tijuana with my girlfriends that I lied to her about…


A post I enjoyed writing then and once again enjoyed checking out again now was My Free Pass List.


I loved telling you all about my first Evo experience with The Bloggess Turns Me Into a Zombie, iPad Envy, and How I Almost Died at Evo ’11. It was a great conference and I can’t wait to go again in 2012!


I loved Write Something from the Heart because it gave me my “real” voice back.


I hit a Mommy Milestone with Ethan’s First Day of Preschool. I can’t believe how big he is!


Just Breathe was something that I re-read often, but I also shared my first vlog ever!


Hands down one of my fave posts of the year: What I’ve learned Since Becoming a Mom (The Things That Suck), which also one me a second Blogma over at All Things Fadra!


I had a few really fun ones this month, including What Our Elf On The Shelf Is Really Up To When We’re Not Home and also White Trash Gift Ideas. And of course this post would be on my list because it’s all of my favorites!

Now go find your favorite posts from this year and link up!

Mommy of a Monster

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!

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  1. I love this! What a great way to recap the year and read Best Of's. :) Tonya recently posted..My Sweet EthanMy Profile
  2. I can't wait to go back and catch up on some of your best posts before I was following you! Barbara recently posted..Merci, SantaMy Profile
  3. I loved your free-pass list . . . although it reminded me of the episode of Entourage where a girl sleeps with whoever the goodlooking guy is (I've only seen like three episodes of the show, but this was one of them), though she is engaged, because he was "on her list." This was a great catch-up from the year (and a chance to let me catch the highlights of the time I missed when my work filters wouldn't let me through to your blog). John recently posted..Where I say “happy anniversary” in the only way I know howMy Profile
  4. An excellent chance to recollect some excellent posts ... even if I didn't get a mention ... and to have a good chuckle. You know, some women have short chains that allow them to exit the kitchen or laundry room either by accident or mistake. I reckon yours has been lengthened by design in order to entertain us a little. Keep it up! Symdaddy recently posted..DoldrumsMy Profile
  5. You're so good to pull this together. I bet it was fun to revisit the posts. If I ever get my head out of my offline ass, maybe I'll join in! MommaKiss recently posted..Home for the holidaysMy Profile
  6. Oh I already had one written to link up elsewhere tomorrow but linked up here as well. Think it is such an awesome idea to be able to go back through our posts of the year. I enjoyed writing it and am off to read your posts you chose right now. Nolie recently posted..My Favourite Blog Posts of 2011My Profile
  7. It was so nice looking back at all your favorite posts from the last year. I didnt start reading until the middle of the year so it was nice to look back before I started reading! :) Thanks for the fun link up! Jessica recently posted..Review of 2011My Profile
  8. I just want to say that I'm having WAY too much fun reading these. Thanks for sharing your best posts! Lindsay recently posted..My Favorite Posts of 2011My Profile
  9. I'm so glad to finally see how that picture of Lila giving The Business that appeared so often on Mommy Shorts originated! Every time I see it, I think of Hannibal Lecter. :) Kristin @ What She Said recently posted..The Year In Blog PostsMy Profile
  10. I have missed out on so much of your posts this year, Natalie. When I can I will go and read all of them you listed here. Have a Happy New Year, lady! :) Maureen | Tatter Scoops recently posted..2011 In A FlashbackMy Profile
  11. What a great idea! Thank you for hosting- I had a blast peeking back! Kerry at HouseTalkN
  12. I love all things "Bidness" that is the cutest! And your first Vlog? Way better than mine! I remember so many of these posts it was so fun to revisit them! Erin recently posted..2011 in ReviewMy Profile
  13. Excuse me, but how dare I miss a couple of these this year (only 2). Last year, I had read every one. How did we get so damn busy in the span of a year?!? Poppy recently posted..SlugMy Profile
  14. Ive been wanting to look back over my bloggy year... I'm going to link up as soon as I can get on the Internet to write a post...been down for 5 hours!!!
  15. This is a great idea! I'm sure I missed a couple of these when they first went up, so it will be great to go back and read them now. Tracie recently posted..Wrapping Up 2011My Profile
  16. I may be a little late to the party, but I'm finally here!!! I did a year in review post too.. Natalie recently posted..A Year in ReviewMy Profile


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