Best blog posts of 2015

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Are you relieved to see 2015 go or excited to see what 2016 is going to bring you? I think I’m a little bit of both. 2015 brought intense highs and crushing lows, a lot of stress, and a lot of honesty. If I had to pick a word that represents what I want 2016 to be it would be stability. And nurture…as in nurturing me. Okay, so that was more than one word.

I went into my blog analytics – that’s what counts how many visitors come to my site and what they’re reading – and picked my ten most clicked on posts from 2016. If you are a newer reader of my blog, these might be new to you…and if you’ve been around awhile, you might see one of your favorites on this list.  At least I hope so. So here it is…my best blog posts of 2015:

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2015|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals

How I got my running groove back in spite of S.U.I.

You know how it is: you get old and you pee when you sneeze, laugh or run. Or maybe you don’t know how it is but I’m here to tell you it’s no fun. Yeah, maybe it’s a little embarrassing to lay it out like this but I know this happens to a lot of women as they age or after they have kids.

How I got my running groove back in spite of S.U.I.|Ripped Jeans and Bifocals|Collective Bias|Life After Leaks|Poise Impressa|

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Dear Farrah Abraham…

The “tooth fairy” gave Teen Mom Farrah’s daughter $600 because she had low self-esteem and I had a few things to say about that.

via GIPHY

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10 Things that surprised me about adoption

Most of these things have nothing to do with adoption. I belong to a linkup called “Adoption Talk.” We gather online twice a month and link up our blogs. We have a topic schedule, so if you’re an adoption blogger, definitely come and join up with us in 2016.  I’m excited to start our second year together.

10 things that surprised me about adoption

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What you need to know about post-adoption depression

Yes, it’s really a thing. This originally appeared on my blog but I’m linking to the version that appeared on the Huffington Post. Some of the commenters were pretty unkind and I don’t showcase this to make a “people are assholes” point but to show how little this is understood.

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Yes, I know my kid is small

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I will rule the world in my yoga pants

This post is silly but I had fun writing it. And because the whole Veronica Partirdge “yoga pants are enticing so I’ll just wear these form-fitting skinny jeans instead” is so ridiculous.

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Yes, my kids are real brothers

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I don’t suck at motherhood because I take anti-depressants

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Why our kids don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

I’m not a holiday hater but I have enough glitter and mythical creatures in my life.

Why my kids don't celebrate st patricks day

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An open letter to my sons about peeing in the toilet

Because no one likes that “boy bathroom” smell…and on a side note, I know this post is responsible for some of the really weird search terms that people use to find my blog!

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So that’s my best blog posts of 2015! I hope you found something you liked! I know many of you found me through my writing on the Washington Post, Babble or Scary Mommy…however you found me, I am glad you are here reading now.  I hope you have a wonderful 2016. Thank you for being here.

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16 Comments

  1. I love these top posts! I’ve read quite a few of yours, but I’m glad you posted this so I can check out the few I missed. I don’t know how I missed the one on huffpost. I’m off to read that one.

  2. I love all of these that I’ve read. Running after leaks is hilarious and, despite my Irish roots, your St. Patty’s day post is on point! The Ten Things I Learnt About Adoption is bringing me to the Farah post. I will find it and read it though.

    1. Thanks for telling me! I’ll have to go back and fix the link! I did the roundup post on the fly so I’m not surprised I goofed something up. Thank you for reading! Damn Farrah. She’s everywhere.

  3. What a variety of posts! Is it telling that two of your top ten have to do with pee? I think it is, and I think that makes me like you even more than I did before.

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