Happy New Year!
To say that 2015 was an amazing year for me would be a HUGE understatement. So many things to be thankful for, but the most life-changing events would have to be my second child’s birth (almost in a car), and launching my blog, this thing you are currently reading.
Last week, WordPress sent me an email listing all of my blog stats for 2015. It was so fun to reflect on the last 6 months. What I thought would be a small hobby, something my friends and family would enjoy (maybe?), has become something far larger than what I ever expected it to be.
I thought I’d share some of my most popular posts with you in case you missed them the first time around or are new to my blog altogether!
Here are my top 8 blog posts of 2015 (because top five or top ten is just too predictable).
This post is my most popular post to date. Because apparently people, specifically parents, love wine. WHO KNEW?! This post has been shared just under 1 Million times on Facebook alone, has been read in 211 countries and was published in 6 of those countries. A lot came from this little post that I whipped out one night when my husband was out of town. I would say this post was the defining moment for myself as a writer and my blog. This post taught me that I can truly be my quirky self on my blog space and amazingly-humored people like yourself will enjoy it, so thank you!
This post was so fun to write and was 100% inspired by some stupid things I, along with some friends, had said before raising children. Funny how we are all so naive before creating human life. I also touch base on the topic of fur-babies in this piece.
They aren’t kids, folks. They just aren’t.
This post not only shows how obsessed I am with Target but more importantly, shows mothers what true community looks like. In the hustle and bustle of squeaky red shopping carts and whiny toddlers, I found a long lasting sisterhood. Do you belong? You have to follow the strict rules, though. Looking decent isn’t an option, and if you plan on wearing real pants, you’re not allowed to shop until 11 am.
Sorry, I don’t make the rules, I just live by them.
This post helped parents identify what they may be doing to piss off their children. Shoving healthy green crap down their toddler’s throats is absolutely one of them. If you want to brush up on parenting skills that will make you more awful in the eyes of your offspring, you’ll need to read this post and take some detailed notes. It even contains disapproval rates that we compiled from polling children worldwide.
True facts, people. I will only ever give you true facts.
This was my hardest post to write to date, and probably always will be. I wrote this post many months before I made it public and was so afraid to share with the world. To my surprise, the response was overwhelming. It took me several days to get back to people in the comments section, but even more so, personal emails. Thanks so much to all of you who reached out to talk, it was this post that showed me how powerful this blog can be when it comes to healing and connecting with people.
This post was one of the first pieces I wrote. It discusses issues that I was feeling when I first started writing, and ultimately what led me to start my blogging journey. I never thought I’d say this, but thank goodness for feeling trapped and ugly, or else I wouldn’t have started writing. Who knew being on the brink of insanity could produce such a great chapter of my life! I’m sure most SAHM could relate to some feelings in this article, as well as working moms. Keeping an identity other than “MOTHER OF A CHILD BEAST” is so hard to do sometimes.
This was the second part to my first viral wine post because it was brought to my attention that I had left out a few child behaviors. “Zinfandel pairs perfectly with the salty tears of hormonal children.”
This post was inspired by things my husband and I say regularly. The article breaks down parental lingo and explains what “cleaning out the pantry” and “let’s do it” really mean after reproducing. I’m proud to say that this post has been published on more websites than any other posts I’ve written, and it even mentions poop.
When you can be published talking about human waste, you know you’ve freakin’ made it.
BEST MEMES OF 2015:
WORST MEME OF 2015:
Don’t share this one. It sucks.
I have a feeling that 2016 has great things in store for all of us!
A goal of mine for 2016 is finishing a book that I am slowly piecing together. I am super excited and will be talking about it more in the future! I am getting about 3 hours of writing time in per week for said book, so at this rate, the book should be out by 2027… I better get a babysitter stat.
I know I’ve said it before, but thanks for following and laughing with me as I stumble along the path of motherhood. The fact that you continue to read and share my rambles week after week as well as tag friends in posts means the world to me. The fact that you enjoy my stuff enough to share with others is the biggest compliment! Here…. take this hug. (I’m hugging you.)
One more…. (*Firm Hug.)
Cheers to keeping our children alive and giggling in 2016.
– Until the next time this Redhead rambles.
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