Another year already gone? Is it me or are the years flying by twice as fast now that we have kids to occupy most of our waking time?! 2015 for us has been a whirlwind including a much longer summer slow season thanks to the Miami HEAT not making the playoffs, and the end of the toddler era. It’s always fun to look back at what I’ve written in the year, and find out what really resonates with readers.
So here is a list of the 10 most viewed posts that were written in 2015. The DIY Frozen cake is still all time number one, but I wanted to share the content from this year. I hope you’ll give them a read again!
1. Amanda Bingson Strips Away Body Shame
How awesome was Bingson this year with her candid ESPN interview landing her a cover of one of the coveted Body Issues? By the way, this was my 2nd most viewed post of all time, only behind my DIY Frozen Cake. (Hasn’t Frozen thawed yet?!) I was thrilled I spoke with her via video this year as well, what an awesome role model for all women. You can view our interview here.
2. Top 10 Signs You’re Living With a Threenager
I was shocked when our little threenager became an international sensation on the Huffington Post. Who knew so many were dealing with the same behaviors? What’s ironic to me is that this post took literally 10 minutes to write, and of course that’s the one that blows up! Lesson learned, write faster!
3. Cute Turkey Handprint + 25 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
I guess we all needed to entertain the little one this Thanksgiving!
4. Top 5 Tips for Coping with a Threenager
I followed up the threenager post with what worked for us in these 5 tips for coping with a threenager!
5. What Parents Can Learn From Curt Schilling
When pitching great Curt Schilling’s daughter was disparaged on Twitter, he not only took to his own blog, but went after the young men publicly. A scary wake up call for all parents to keep a careful watch of their kids on social media.
6. DIY Rosette Cake
My first attempt at a rosette cake was a homerun! If I can do this, so can you! Cheers to more baking experiments in 2016!
7. Top 5 Things Every Woman Needs in Her Closet
This was an episode of The Mom Interviews where Alison Lumbatis of Get Your Pretty On schooled us on how to ditch our mom wardrobe. I need to do more video interviews – so much fun!
8. How and Why to Give Up Coffee
I’m pretty shocked this article made it into the top 10 judging from all the comments of “No, I can’t live without coffee!” And boy does this caffeine addict need to read it again and ditch the coffee this year.
9. 10 Lessons Parents Learn in Kindergarten
Once your kids start real school, all bets are off. Kindergarten was an eye opener for me, and boy did we have to re-adjust and prepare for this new world of mean girls, endless papers, and endless requests for dinero. Guess everyone agreed with my rant…peace out room moms!
10. The Single Worst Thing About Being a Working Mom
I was surprised when this post I wrote in the TV truck at work was syndicated by Scary Mommy. It really resonated with working moms everywhere, no one likes to leave your sick baby behind. “The term working mother is redundant, no matter where we go our kids are always with us.”
Even though this post didn’t go viral or get a ton of shares, I’m really proud of it. Turning 40 and publicly announcing my age was the hardest milestone by far this year. Hell, just turning 40 put me into a tailspin for a couple of months! Now that I’m on the other side though, it’s been pretty great!
I hope you enjoyed this look back at the top 10 posts of 2015. As the year comes to a close, I hope you all are spending lots of time with your family and friends and taking a much needed break. Thanks to everyone who continues to support mommy in SPORTS, we are wishing you much love, laughter, and sleep in 2016!
And if you’d like to discover new bloggers this year, check out Lauren from Oh Honestly, she’s still my fav!
Live from the Playroom says
Cannot wait to read all of these! Especially the threenager ones!
I loved all these posts!! Great round up!!
Some of my favorites and some I’ve missed. I can’t wait to read the coffee one. Loved the one about Amanda Bingson – one of my favorites, too!!!
Wonderful list! I have enjoyed reading all of these. It’s fun to look back on the year and see which posts resonated with people the most.
Aubrey @ 53 Weeks says
Great collection of posts… the threenager stuff is inspiring..because my son is now showing “threenager” signs…not quite what you have in that post…but SIGNS for sure!!
Nicole Johnson says
I have read them all and always enjoy how diverse your content is. You are so talented. BTW, your honorable was my favorite post. You are rocking 40!
Crystal Renaud says
These were all wonderful posts. I do really like the one abut you turning 40 and it most certainly deserves an honorable mention! Cheers! Happy New Year!
These were indeed all great! Can I please just beg you to never stop blogging?! I love it over here. Happy New Year!
That rosette cake looks really gorgeous! I have never had the guts to try something so fancy!
I remember each and every one! How fun. I think I’d love to do my own retrospective. It’s certainly been an interesting year, blogging wise. I wonder what 2016 will bring.
There were all amazing posts from the DIYs to the heartfelt stories. I will say, I tried to make my own rosette-like cake and it was a disaster. Your directions were simple, but I tried to improvise and it just didn’t work well. The good news is that I found some natural veggie based food coloring, though.
By the way….what I meant to say is that I should have followed your directions because they were simple. But then I guess I thought it would be too easy and started doing it my own way and it was a disaster. Lesson learned – follow the directions. 🙂
I know what you meant! Come down and I’ll teach you! happy new year my friend! xoxoxo
yep… good round up… you always churn out so many i truly don’t know how you do it all – how many hours do you sleep a night (seriously)? because i sleep a 8- 9 and if i didn’t i sure could get a lot more done! those were the days… 4 hours of sleep meant lots got handled!
Angela Cruz says
This is an amazing post. It introduced me to some posts you had written that I had not seen. You look amazing (age is just a number) and you have accomplished so much… I admire how you are able to have it all!
I remember that first threenager post, definitely need to go look up the tips on coping because we’ve got quite the threenager on our hands!
I consider myself a sports mom too. I was a Div 1 athlete and now am raising kids that are pretty athletic. I can’t wait to read more of your posts.