Top 10 Posts of 2015 :: The Best of New Orleans Moms Blog

We didn’t think 2014 could be matched, but with 3 years behind us, 2015 just may have been our best year yet at New Orleans Moms Blog. We truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you and the community we’ve built together. We are proud that in 2015 New Orleans Moms Blog had over 2 million page views, reached more than 1 million unique readers, provided supplies and monetary support to 5 different charities and hosted another 15+ events, all of which sold out.

We wanted to share our 10 most popular blog posts from the past year. They are stories of faith, humor, loss, marriage, motherhood and so much more. We hope you enjoy re-visiting them as much as we did.


Top 10 Blog Posts on New Orleans Moms Blog in 2015

1. 18 Problems Only NOLA Kids Have nolakid8

A hilarious look at life as a New Orleans kid in clever memes. From snowballs to Mardi Gras ladders to the heat, there are some problems that are truly unique to New Orleans!

2. 5 Reasons Why I Am a Bedtime Nazi

bedtime-featured “You know the one. The friend who declines invitations because it interferes with her children’s sleep times. The one who makes a mad dash from any fun social gathering when the clock strikes 7:00pm. Yep. That’s me. I am a children’s bedtime Nazi and here’s why.”

3. 16 Problems Only NOLA Dads Havenoladad1

More memes, only this time we focused on the problems that only New Orleans dads face.

4. No Gimmick Cheat Sheet to Increase Breastmilk Supply 


“Think about your freezer’s ice maker. It has the capacity to make ice all day long, but as long as the tray is full, it won’t make any more. It only makes more when ice is removed. Breasts work the same way. If your goal is to make more milk, keep removing milk by nursing/pumping often. This is the best proven way to increase supply, better than any cookies, herbs, or essential oils.”

nolamomprob15. NOLA Mom Problems

These New Orleans problem memes posts were a true favorite in 2015. Of course we had to cover the problems that only New Orleans moms can understand!

6. Fed Up :: Why I’m an Anti-Goldfish MamaGoldfish Mom

“Why do I single out goldfish? Well, goldfish are the ubiquitous children’s snack. They serve them at the church nursery, at every daycare, at parties, etc. But I ask you, what about a goldfish makes it an appropriate snack for a child? It’s not a fish, and it is simple carbohydrates at best.”

Baby-Name7. Why We Don’t Share Our Baby’s Name Before Birth

“I used to tell people that we hadn’t decided on a name yet, but that response tended to elicit name suggestions at a rapid fire pace. Instead of awkwardly pretending to consider their suggestions, I just started telling people that we are keeping the name a secret until the baby is born. Some people understand our decision to keep the name private, but others keep prodding, not quite understanding why we won’t share the name. Well, there are three reasons why we aren’t sharing our baby’s name.”

8. Parenting at Mardi Grasmardi-285793_1280

“But really, things that are totally normal here would send others into a complete tizzy. We keep our kids up past their bedtime, on purpose, with thousands of strangers. All of that sleep training, undone for blinky beads? You bet. We allow them to subsist on cinnamon pastries and fast food for nearly two weeks straight. Popeye’s mashed potatoes totally count as real vegetables.”


9. Crap No One Tells You About Breastfeeding

“Breastfeeding is supposed to be natural. You know that women have done it since the beginning of mankind. It is done in third world countries. And around the world women are feeding at this exact second. But there is so much about breastfeeding that is hidden behind the curtain. It is masked by women talking about how much of a bonding experience it is, how wonderful it is, and how it is the right thing for baby. Don’t get me wrong. Yes, it has its perks, but there are so many not so warm and fuzzy aspects of it that no one tells you. So here it is; I am putting it out there.”

10. Good for You, Not for Me :: Conscientious Objector in the Mommy IMG_2594Wars

“The common factor that we should never take for granted is that we are all mothers – scratch that, HUMANS. And we are all doing the best we can with the information and experiences we have. We are cheerleaders, therapists, babysitters, and sisters in arms. We should offer advice or experience, but only when solicited. Otherwise, it’s “good for her, not for me” and mean that. If we let our differences divide us, we are going at it alone.”

Worth a Read :: Other Popular Posts in 2015

The Do’s and Don’ts of Visiting a Postpartum Mom

Mind Your Business :: The Day a Stranger Disciplined My Child

5 Reasons Why We Don’t Do Santa

Dear Daughter, Don’t Be a Fruitcup Girl

The Day My Family Left the Movie Theater

The Day We Got Them, They Almost Lost Me

10 Instagram Pictures That Make Me Wish Taylor Swift Was My Nanny

25 Free or Almost Free Date Night Ideas Around New Orleans

Dear Stranger, Why Did You Assume I Was an Unmarried, Pregnant Teen?

The Day Our Playdate Got Kicked Out of the Splash Pad

Ashley Angelico
Ashley is the Co-Owner of New Orleans Mom, Red Stick Mom and Lafayette Mom, now the largest network of parenting websites in South Louisiana. Proud graduates of the University of Virginia, she and her husband Blaise spent time in Tampa and Scottsdale prior to settling down back home in New Orleans, something they both said "would never happen." An avid runner, she'll try any workout at least once and is always up for sweating with friends. When she’s not shuttling her 3 very active kids to school, gymnastics or baseball, you can find her cheering for the Saints, trying new restaurants or spending time with family and friends. She's also not afraid to return mediocre books to the library before finishing them because life is too short for bad books. A native New Orleanian, Ashley loves exploring and discovering the beauty of South Louisiana through her growing children's eyes.


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