Top 10 Posts of 2018

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It’s hard to believe that 2018 is nearly in the books! Rochester MN Moms Blog would like to thank you you, our community of readers, for your continuous support of the support we hope to provide for moms and parents in the Rochester area. 

We’d love to pause and reflect on our top posts of 2018.  Was there a particular post that resonated with you this year (on this list or not)? If so, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

In addition to these posts, you’ve made it clear that you LOVE the resources we provide for the Rochester area. Did you know we provide monthly event round-ups of things to do in the Rochester, MN area as well as complete seasonal guides? If there is a resource you’d like to see on Rochester MN Moms Blog, please do let us know! In addition to all this, we have a handful of sponsored guides and roundups that are meant to benefit both you and the businesses within our community. 

Thank you for following along with us and all of your support (we invite you to submit a guest post if you are interested!) and thank our sponsors for supporting Rochester MN Moms Blog. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you online this year and if we are really lucky, we look forward to meeting you at some of our 2018 events – we have lots of fun planned for the upcoming year! Happy Holidays from all of us!

It is a tremendous honor to live life with all of you in our lovely city of Rochester, MN  Thank you for allowing us to serve you and thank you for trusting us. We’ve got so much in store for 2019…we hope you’ll follow along with us!

 

10. Sisterhood of the Traveling Maternity Pants

“If they could talk, these traveling maternity pants could tell a lot of stories.  They’ve seen us though a whole spectrum of life moments.” Read More…

9. I Didn't Bounce

“Those scars are the door through which 3 amazing people entered this world.  Yes, my recovery has been slow and my body did not “bounce” back. ” Read More…

8. When Your Child’s Hero Falls from Grace

“I had an interesting experience recently. I had to tell my son that one of his heroes did something reprehensible and that many people are asking him to quit his job because of it.” Read More…

7. Running From the Unknown: Life As a Struggling Baby Maker

“I like to see the best in situations, but infertility tested me to the core and I changed into a completely different person. I hated people…mostly pregnant people.” Read More…

6. Same Heart, New Look: A Sneak Peek of the New Quarry Hill

“Opened in 1973 under their first director Harry Buck, Quarry Hill has served as a nature education center for thousands of school-aged students and the Rochester community as a whole.  It is a cherished, well-loved resource for our community.” Read More…

5. The Upside of Downsizing: Five People, One Bathroom, Six Months Later

“Now, several months later, I have the clarity to reflect on downsizing. Here’s my list of what’s working and what needs work!” Read More…

4. 5 Hacks to a Strong Sibling Bond Between Your Kids

“How did I manage to help foster such a strong sib bond between my kids? Who have, by the way, completely different hobbies and personalities?” Read More…

3. Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes...And Hand-Foot-and-Mouth

“Here’s what you need to know about this virus and some helpful reader suggested remedies to help keep kids comfortable!” Read More…

2. My Kids Call Their Stepmom "Mom"- And That's Okay

“But, the first time I heard them call her “Mom,” I felt my heart drop out of my chest. I’m your mom. I carried you. Nobody, NOBODY, can love you like I can.” Read More…

1. Let's Talk Playdates and Safety: What is The GFM?

“My oldest child is 15 now and I realized a decade ago that if I was uncomfortable sending her to a new friend’s house, the other parent was likely equally uncomfortable having their child come to my house. So was born The GFM. I’m sharing it here so that if we all start using it, I can look a little less crazy. (Help me out here please.)” Read More…