This time last year I had no idea that just a coupke if weeks later I’d be frantically googling “how to start a blog” and indeed starting that blog. But that’s a post for another day.
Blogging has taken me on quite a journey over the past 12 months so I wanted to revisit my most popular posts from 2015, the posts that I have loved writing. The posts that you loved reading. The posts that made me believe that I can do this blogging thing.
And, for those of you that have seen and read them all on this crazy journey of mine this year, thank you. For those of you who are just finding them now – welcome and enjoy I hope you like them so without further ado my Top 10 Most Popular Posts from 2015.
10. The Baby Vommed On Me and Other Text Messages to my Husband
Gone are the days of fun and flirty messages. Gone too are the days of messages suggesting impromptu evenings out. Now it’s all about the Baby vom.
9. An Open Letter to Formula Feeders
The biggest subject in the supposed “mummy wars” it doesn’t matter how or why you choose to feed your baby the way you choose to feed them. It matters about supporting one another whatever our choices are.
8. Only in Dubai, Would I….
It can feel quite surreal being an expat out here in the desert, when you have weeks that you spend more on coffee than you do on petrol. Every so often things happen and you just stop and think to yourself “only in Dubai”
7. 9 Breastfeeding Postions That Aren’t Taught in Antenatal Class
Blogging has helped me realise just how passionate I am about breastfeeding. To be honest when I’m feeding is when I end up writing all of my posts, provided my little monkey doesn’t decide to contort into one of the positions not talked about in antenatal classes.
6. Reasons Why My Toddler Isn’t Sleeping
You find a lot of parenting bloggers talking baby sleep issues, but what about when your *previously* good sleeping 3 year old starts waking up at night? Every night? I loved writing this as it was a reminder that my Big One is still just a baby and sometimes I need to just cherish the cuddles instead of resenting the wake up.
5. An Open Letter to My Second Child
Having two boys means everything is passed down. Barely any new clothes. But what the Baby has is a more secure Mummy. A more confident Mummy. And the best toy in the world in his big brother.
4. 11 Types of Mum You Find on the Baby Group Circuit
So which one are you? The scary part is that I am a little bit of all of them….
3. 10 Signs You Are Breastfeeding
Written in a haze, in a milky stained top, the top ten signs that you are indeed a breastfeeder. You know. Because we don’t run around topless shaking our tatas shrieking who wants milkies. (Or maybe you do….)
2. Disgusting Things I Do Now I’m a Mum
It would appear I’m not alone in being disgusting….. or in picking bogeys out of small people’s noses.
1. Dear Mummy, I’m not sleeping because…..
Well a whole host of reasons really and 5 months later not much has changed. Sleeping through the night still feels light years away though I know it will happen one day. Eventually.
Until then? It’s baby snuggles all round.
What fantastic posts from your first year – I can hardly believe it’s not longer than that. Looking forward to 2016!
I know – I must just be one of those people you feel like you have known forever….. like an old chair? Ha x
Congrats on your almost one year anniversary! Based on this top ten list, you’ve certainly done a lot with the blog in just a year. More importantly, though, you are doing a lot to be a great mother to your sons.
It’s been a crazy year for blogging and having babies but fun as well. I’m loving creating memories for them!
I loved the open letter to second child, looks like a great blogging year for you and so jealous of being an expat in sunny Dubai.
It’s great in the winter but in the summer the heat is unbearable which is why we take part in the mass mommy summer exodus!! X
What a great list of your posts. I love your humour about parenthood. And ‘tatas’ haha, even though I don’t breastfeed, I still wont be getting mine out and shouting anything haha!!
Ha thanks Michaela, it’s my new favourite expression! X
Congratulations on your first year! Your texts to your husband made me laugh.. I kind of forgot that we used to exchange flirty texts.. not it’s all pick up this, when are you getting home and this kids did X!
I can’t remember the last flirt message, poor old husband! X
Well done on your first year. A good range of posts there – will pick out a few to read.
Congratulations on your first year! I will have to read your breastfeeding position post as I am hoping to be able to get some blogging done while my new one is feeding! xx
Oooh yes – 2016 the year of the Baby! Exciting!!! To be honest its when I do all of my blogging! X
Oh what great posts! Congratulations on your first year – I am coming up to celebrating two years of my blog 🙂 Time flies doesn’t it? Kaz x
Eep 2 years? Congrats! It flies doesn’t it? I never thought I’d have enough to write about to write the amount I have! X
So many great posts and congratulations on your first year of blogging, it is such a great milestone to hit x
Thanks Rachel! I never expected to still be around after a year!
These all sound like amazing posts!! I love to read the mother posts that people blog. I think its fascinating how so many things parents think they are struggling with are common. Good luck in 2016, I am sure its going to be a great year!
Thanks Tammilee – youre right, people feel that they are alone and they aren’t that’s why I love writing about the things that we are struggling with (like sleep….)
LOL! I’ve read ALL of these and enjoyed them. I particularly loved “an open letter to formula feeders”. Anything that helps to defuse the dreaded Mummy Wars is brilliant. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. You seem so experienced and confident in your writing.
Such a great idea to reflect on your popular posts of 2015. Hope 2016 is good to you xxx Popping over from Mummy 2 Monkeys xxx
I can relate to just about every single one of these posts!
I have a 2 year old and a 7 month old.
From picking boogers, to helping both my kids poop, to leaking milk through my shirt in public, I can safely say motherhood is one heck of a journey!
This is an entertaining collection of posts you’ve shared here. I cannot relate to being a Mom, but I can certainly appreciate a good laugh. You have a fun way with words, and I can see why these have been the most popular posts for the year.
You’ve written a real range of posts, and some of the photos are hilarious. I agree about breastfeeding – it’s all about choice, what’s best for that mom and that baby, so I’m glad you mentioned that. Living in Dubai sounds SOOO exciting – and it’s got to be a source of so many great posts about raising kids in a foreign country. Keep at it and congratulations.
How exciting, congratulations on your first year! I just recently celebrated two years, yet it barely feels like any time has passed! Also, I’m really happy to see your family is doing so well! It’s always exciting having a newborn around and makes for quite the busy day! 🙂
You definitely had a great year! Love each post especially the breast feeding ones. I breastfed each of my 4 children and I can relate to everything…especially the milk stained shirts and tanks. My first child I had while in school and let’s just say I left many classes due to thinking about my nursing child and having a bit of a leak as a result…LOL
Such a great collection of posts and so informative! I can’t wait to read through all of them and find out more about you and your adorable little! Thanks for sharing your life and your knowledge with us!
Oh these sound like interesting posts. I’m off to have a read now. I do disgusting things now i’m a mum…like when my daughter got a bead up her nose and the hospital asked me to blow up one nostrel so the bead would come out and it was gross but had to be done!