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Fairfield County Moms Blog’s Top 10 Posts of 2019

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Happy New Year! 2019 was another successful year for Fairfield County Moms Blog! As a collaborative blog written by and for local moms, our primary focus is delivering valuable content to YOU, our mommy readers. This year our contributor team doubled in size. Each contributor opened themselves up and poured out their hearts, sharing personal parenting experiences and perspectives, as well as fun and creative things to do around the county. In partnership with local businesses we were able to connect you to valuable information, products, and services that are relevant to your lives. 

Here is a list of our top 10 most viewed posts of 2019! Make sure to read the posts you may have missed, reread the posts that you were able to connect with, and share the posts you love!


Even on the ugly days.1. A Letter To My Children On My Ugly Days

“I had this vision of the mother I wanted to be. And I carry a past which drives me to want to be so much more for you. I knew I had to be more for you. But on ugly days like these I feel like I am failing. And it terrifies me that I’m not the person I said I would be. It terrifies me that I’m not being the person you need me to be. And in these moments I feel ashamed because I’m the one you look up to.” 


2. A Mother’s Intuition

“We both had hope. We knew she was meant to be with us. How could anyone tell me that this perfect little baby wasn’t meant to be with us? I will never forget that night for the rest of my life. We were in one of our darkest hours, praying, hoping, clinging to the smallest little glimmer of hope.”

 


parenting3. To the Mom Who Feels Like She is Sucking at This Whole Parenting Thing

“I know in this moment you feel overwhelmed. The baby is crying. The dinner has to be made. The unwashed dishes are flowing out of the sink. The laundry is piled in stacks. The mess reflects how you feel inside. You can’t relax. And you can’t keep up.”


anxiety and depression

4. The Face of Anxiety and Depression Might Look Different Than You Think 

“But there’s a side to me that only my close family and even closer friends know. It’s the side that’s just trying to stay afloat. If you look at my face, you might see a relatively happy (albeit socially-awkward) person. But what you’d really be looking at is someone living with anxiety and depression.”


lost sparkle5. I Lost My Sparkle

“I have taken each hit in stride and powered through. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been without a cost. I have been surviving, not living. I haven’t been taking care of myself the way I know I need to.”

 

 


that's my son6. Yes, That’s My Son

“Yes, that’s my son. I’m so very sorry that he bit your child on the slide. Yes, that’s my son. I’m sorry that he’s melting down on the floor of your store. Yes, that’s my son. He often talks a lot about what he’s interested in but won’t wait for your input. Yes, that’s my son. I’m sorry that he’s disruptive, sometimes he screams when he’s frustrated instead of using his words.”


7. Fitting In – In First Grade

“Fitting in. It can be hard. My little first grader, my first born child was trying to figure it out and make sense of the social world around her. This was a new stage of parenting. A different kind of layer. As a mama bear it can be hard to watch because you want to protect them, shield them from it all.” 

 


wedding dress preservation8. Why I Ditched the Wedding Dress Preservation and Opted to Enjoy It Every Year

“After hundreds of pictures, hours of dancing, and a full night of partying, I unzipped the dress and put it away…never to be worn again, right? Wrong!”

 


dairy free9. My Kid is Dairy-Free (and Here is Why…)

“The moral of our story? Stay open to options you may have dismissed or looked down upon in the past. I can’t say where we would be today had we been too stubborn and closed-minded to try something new.”

 


golden girls10. Why Every Woman Needs Their “Golden Girls”

“It got me thinking – why is this show great? Sure the actors are amazing and their banter is what primetime TV lives for, but I realize it’s something more than that. It’s a testament to our need for all types of people in our life. These girls represent the people we all should have around us.” 


Fairfield County Moms Blog also provides busy parents with important info on local businesses, products, and services. Here are our top 10 most viewed local resources: 

1. 2019 Date Night Restaurant Guide

2. Where to Brunch in Fairfield County

3. Mom-Approved Playgrounds Across Fairfield County

4. Going Out to Eat with Kids: Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Fairfield County

5. Fairfield County Moms Blog 2019 Birthday Party Guide

6. Fairfield County Farmers’ Markets {with free printable!}

7. Keeping it Cool: Splash Pads in Fairfield County

8. A Guide to Local Fairfield County Photographers

9. 2019 Fitness, Health & Wellness Guide

10. 2019 Guide to Beauty & Pampering in Fairfield County


Thank you for following along with us and make sure to stay tuned for what we have in store for 2020! What topics would you love to read this upcoming year? Comment below!

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