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Mama Said: A Look Back at Our Top 20 Posts of 2017

2017 Was a Year, Wasn’t It?

From tragedies across the country to our own backyard, 2017 seems heavier than year’s past. In the Coastal Bend, we’ve grown together as a community and marveled at the strength and courage displayed through Hurricane Harvey and continued through recovery efforts. But not all was gloom. The Coastal Bend rounded out 2017 with a miracle snow!

For those of us at Corpus Christi Moms Blog, we’re grateful for the continued opportunity to meet and be inspired by Coastal Bend moms and families. In 2017, we hosted three SOLD OUT events, an Easter Egg Hunt, our Bloom event for new and expecting moms, and Breakfast with Santa. Our Neighborhood Group Mombassadors also connected moms and families through even more play dates and meet ups! We love learning from you and gaining inspiration from your oh so apparent love for your children and family. You, Mom, are a beacon of love and light, an inspiration to us all, in a world that isn’t always pretty.

So, it is with the deepest gratitude and thankful hearts that we thank you for being part of our extended family in 2017! We wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

As 2017 came to a close, we counted down our top posts of the year. Here’s a recap of them all, here in one place, in case you missed any!

Enjoy!

Top Posts of 2017

20. Cringe Worthy Parenting Moments with Potty Training

By Amy W.

“The little girl’s mom and I made eye contact and just like that we turned into ninja moms running and grabbing our kids from the play area. I apologized as I dragged both my boys straight into the restroom.”

19. Through Tears and Pain: My Struggle with Infertility

By Misty

Infertility Awareness- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“Soon after, we sat across from our doctor again. This time, we would hear words you never want to here. I have a 0.5% chance of ever conceiving naturally. Zero. ZERO. As in, it’s not gonna happen!”

18. This is 43

By Tracie

This is 43- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“Fast forward to Saturday at 5:00 pm and all you want to do is pour a glass of wine, throw on slippers and pjs, and binge watch Netflix. I”m not even particular about what I’m binge watching… maybe something new, or maybe episodes of Law and Order SUV that I have only seen five times.”

17. Childcare Solutions for the Work at Home Mom

By Sara

Childcare Solutions- Working Mom- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“Between phone calls, meetings, critical thinking and decision making, I truly believe sending my child to daycare while I work makes me a better employee and mom.”

16. Are We Friends for a Reason, Season, or Lifetime?

By Pam

Are We Friends for a Reason, Season, or Lifetime- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“I remember my mistake.  Like it was yesterday.  And I remember my apology. Like it was yesterday. And I also remember the friendship was never the same after that.”

15. The Disaster After the Disaster

By LeeAnn

Hurricane Harvey disaster donations quickly piled up, littering the already-crumbling landscape.

“Tons (yes TONS) of clothing and shoes will sit in a mound in an open field or parking lot, exposed to the elements, growing mold, and eventually adding to the already overwhelmed trash collection of other debris left by the disaster.”

14. My 365 Day Activity Streak

By Sara

Bike Ride - 365 Day Activity Streak - Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“I was drowning in emails and pumping and laundry. I needed to prioritize myself, just for that 30 minutes a day, to breath, relax, and feel like a human again.”

13. Seeking Safety from the Storm {Without Our Hero}

By Amy

“I worried. I choked back my tears. I felt so sick. I was leaving. I was leaving without my husband.”

12. The Un-Balance of Motherhood

By Becky

three girls- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“Life, ladies and gentlemen, is a roller coaster. There are ups and downs and downs and downs. And then, finally, another up. This is the same exact case with motherhood. No matter how many children you have.”

11. More than Just Rubble

By Beth

More than Rubble- Rockport Home Destruction- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“And as my brain struggled to process the days since Hurricane Harvey, my grandmother sent it. The photo that made it all real. Her house was in ruins.”

10. Peas Sit

By Beth

“He was spending time with Mom. In his world, all was perfect because I was taking time to sit and spend time with him. That’s all it took.”

9. I am a Donkey Parent

By Emily

I am a Donkey Parent- Unperfect Parenting- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“While on the outside we TRY to be the Unicorn Parents society tells us to be, on the inside we feel like Donkey Parents.  And that’s totally OK.”

8. When are You Having a Second Baby?

By Tori

“Is he your only one?
Do you even want to have another baby?
You know, the clock is ticking right?”

7. Technology Watch: 5 Cool Learning Apps for Kids

By Kara

“I regularly keep my eyes open for apps and programs that are fun and new.  Even if you don’t home school, the right apps can be used to practice skills and brush up on subjects that your children may be focusing on in school.”

6. 10 Time Saving Hacks for the ‘Type A’ Mom

By Beth

Time Saving Tips for the Type A Mom- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“I’ve quit shoe laces {unless I’m working out} and only wear heels occasionally. {Never.} Flip flops are great, but when I’m going out, closed toe slides or ballet flats are my favorite. They’re especially great for helping me look a little bit more pulled together than I feel.”

5. The Trouble with Sacrificing Sleep

By Bethany

“My body said STOP.  It said stop as I was driving my daughter home from school.”

4. 5 Things My Kids Love and I Secretly Hate

By Janell

Toddler Playing- Beach- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“Wow. These are the longest 30 minutes of my life.” I look at my watch. Eight minutes have passed. 8 minutes, people!

3. Marriage, Mommy Identity, and the Green Eyed Monster

By Stephanie

Doctor's Wife- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“I was struggling with all of the praise he was receiving and didn’t know why I struggling. To my own shock and embarrassment, I finally realized that I was jealous of his accomplishment.”

2. 3 Things You Can Do for a Mama Who Lost Her Child

By Paulina

3 Things You Can Do for the Mama Who Lost Her Child- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“Many of us just don’t know what to say so we don’t say anything. We don’t know what to do so we don’t do anything. Let me tell you out of experience that there are simple, meaningful things you can do for a mama that has lost a child!”

1. My Life as a Quad Mom

By: Misty

My Life as a Quad Mom- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

“The truth is, quadruplets are my norm. For us at least, life is not like what you see on television. While most people can’t imagine what life is like with quadruplets, I can’t imagine what life is like with a singleton.”

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