I’m sure you’ve all seen the ‘Best Of’ lists that are all over the blogosphere right now. Some people are posting their best pictures of 2010, best posts, some are doing recipes, and one of my favorite bloggers – Gigi at Kludgy Mom – put together a Top 50 Chick Bloggers of 2010…and I am happy to announce that I made the list! Yay! I’m under the “Marvelous Moms” category. So check out her list because you’ll see lots of familiar names, and you’ll find some new ones to check out, too!
So back to the Best Of…I decided to do the ‘Favorite Posts of 2010’ with a twist. I’ll give a list of my favorite posts by month as well as your favorite Mommy of a Monster post. This was determined very scientifically (not really at all scientific, but it sounds very intriguing doesn’t it?): by the number of comments left. That’s how I determined the most popular post of the month.
January & February
None because I didn’t start blogging until March
My Favorite: My Nana
This is the second post I ever wrote. My Nana had just passed away and it’s a post about her life: being married for 61 years with 9 kids, 30 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. Talk about Super Mom!
Your Favorite: What Nobody Tells You About Motherhood Before You Have Children
The title speaks for itself, but could I have possibly made it any longer?!
My Favorite: That Kid’s Got A Mouth Like A Long Haul Trucker
Seriously, what’s up with my never ending titles? This one is funny. It’s about Tater’s potty mouth.
We Just Don’t Do It Right
This was a post I wrote for National Infertility Awareness Week. I was so relieved to find out that we were not alone in our quest to have babies.
Your Favorite: ‘Anonymous’ Left Me My First Negative Comment
Still one of my most viewed posts, even though most people don’t comment on it. The comment was left in regards to my post about Tater’s potty mouth.
My Favorite: The Wedding Of My Dreams
A post about our wedding and how we got a very lucky twist in regards to our honeymoon.
Your Favorite: You Know You’re A Mom When-sDaze
Most of the comments were about relating to the bomb blowing up in the toy room before 7 am and the button on jeans never being buttoned.
My Favorite: Dad-isms
My dad is quite the character, so for Father’s Day we put together a poster full of all of his most famous words of wisdom (or bullshit, depending who you ask).
Your Favorite: Cuz I Gotta Have Faith
Written about how I lost faith in God after my mother-in-law passed away.
I Don’t Feel Like Being A Mom Today
If I remember correctly, this was the first time I was 100% honest in admitting that being a mom sometimes sucks. This was the post that made me realize that people want to read about the negative part of being a mom too because it makes them feel not so alone when they feel the same way.
My Favorite: Pictures That Should Be Framed & Hanging, But Aren’t
And after seeing this post again, I think I have to do another one because now there are even more pictures that I’d love to hang!
Your Favorite: I’m Back…Kinda
I opened up about my battle with depression, and COULD NOT BELIEVE the amazing amount of support that I got from you all. That support helped me more than I can ever say.
My Favorite: The Birthday Party
Celebrating Tater’s 3rd birthday and the twins’ 1st birthday.
Your Favorite: Baby Jail
I laugh every single time I see these pictures!
My Favorite: White Trash Backyard Bash
This party was SO much fun! And believe it or not, this post is the most viewed post on my entire blog. I get more traffic from Google from people searching “white trash party” than any other key word searches.
Your Favorite: The Doggy/Baby Door
Note To Self: People like seeing pictures of the twins in action. Post more twin pictures.
My Favorite: A Long Awaited Brief Encounter
A piece of fiction that I wrote about introducing my mother-in-law to the kids. I’d give just about anything for this to really be able to happen.
Your Favorite: Stuck In An Elevator
A piece of fiction that had you guys believing it was real. It was a good one!
My Favorite: Mommy of a Monster Bracelet Giveaway
I mean really, how many people can say they have a piece of jewelry named after them! (Thanks again Betsy!)
Your Favorite: Bloggy Burn Out
I’ll admit, this is one of my favorites, too. And this is another post that proves that writing about negative things that happen in life isn’t bad…it’s relatable and proves to others that when they feel the same way, they are not alone.
My Favorite: The New Tattoo
I finally get a chance to show off my newest tattoo!
Your Favorite: Say Cheese
Oh, the goofy faces that kids make when they hear the words “Say Cheese!”
And there you have it! My favorites and your favorites of 2010. This was a really fun post to do, and if you haven’t done one you should…it gives you a chance to go back and review all of your posts through the year, and revisit some memories!
This is my last post of 2010.
Thank you for being such amazing friends and for allowing me to glimpse into your lives to see the good, the bad, and the ugly. I love that we’ve been able to share all of it.
Thanks to those of you who coaxed me into trying to write fiction. I love it. I love everything about it, and I can’t wait to do more. Your words of encouragement mean more than I can ever express.
And to all of you, thank you for your support, your cheers, your tears, and for reading my blog. Because when I started this blog back in March, I was sure nobody would be interested. I’m glad that you have proved me wrong, and pushed me to continue.