Top 10 Posts of 2020 :: The Best of New Orleans Mom

This past year certainly brought challenges no one could have predicted and it’s certainly a year that will be talked about for a long time to come. As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to say how much we truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you.

We also wanted to share the 10 most popular blog posts of 2020, determined by page views. 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 Mom in 2020

1. Dear New Orleans, A Love Letter After Nyx

“I was on Float 23 and completely in awe of the crowd on Magazine. I didn’t know where to look or what to throw. It was surreal. I knew it would only get better when we turned onto Napoleon, and I couldn’t wait. But that didn’t happen.” Read more … 

Nyx float riders

2. If Your Husband Died Tomorrow

“When you get married and you repeat the last part of your vows, “til death do us part” what comes to mind should be growing old together. Never would I have ever imagined that 6 years later, on a Monday morning, that we would part.Read more…

husband and wife exchanging rings
Photo Credit :: Stacy Marks Photography

3. My Family’s Rules for Survival During the COVID-19 Quarantine

“Before the announcement, I had taken time to make sure my pantry was stocked, because when my kids are home, they like to eat – a lot, but otherwise, I hadn’t really made any specific preparations. I am blessed to be able to work part-time from home, so while I might have to shift my work hours around a bit, I did not have to worry about childcare like so many others.” Read more… 

mom and little girl looking at laptop

4. Jefferson Parish School Board :: You Let Us Down

“On Wednesday, August 6th, an assembly of parents and teachers gathered before the regularly scheduled Jefferson Parish School Board Meeting to protest the start of in person schooling for the largest school district in Louisiana under current conditions. I won’t go into the responses to their protest, which range from support to compassion to anger to dismissal. What else is new these days?” Read more… 

parents in front of Jefferson Parish School Board Building

5. Worth the Road Trip From New Orleans :: Sunflower and Blueberry Picking in Mississippi {Our Socially Distant Adventure}

“We’re not quite ready to run arms wide open out in the world, but after 10 weeks of exploring every inch of our own backyard in Metairie, we were ready for a little adventure. Vitamin D, fresh air and new surroundings are good for everyone, so we took a quick, kid-friendly road trip “field trip” from New Orleans to Mississippi!” Read more… 

field of sunflowers

6. My Husband Forgot His Wallet 

“As I jumped out of bed I began to quickly gather myself and my girls to get dressed so we could drive over to bring him his wallet. I was a little hasty and short with my kids as I tried to hurry them along; I attempted to hide my distress because I didn’t want to have to explain why his wallet is bringing me so much anxiety.Read more… wallet

7. What Katrina at 27 Taught Me About Coronavirus at 42

“I never thought I would be grateful for Hurricane Katrina. Certainly, I learned much about humanity, family, and resiliency. And for those lessons and experiences, I am grateful. I would not have met my now ex-husband, if not for Katrina. And I am grateful for him and our children. This gratitude I am feeling today feels different, but this whole COVID-19 scenario feels … familiar. And I am not afraid.” Read more… 

8. I Was Sexually Abused as a Child: What I Wish My Parents Knew

“I didn’t say no or try to stop it. I didn’t avoid the situation, and so it went on for years. And I guess because of that, it didn’t seem bad to me until I was older and could look back and understand. I don’t want to try to predict what would have happened, but maybe it could have been prevented. I wish things were different.” Read more…

9. No Social Media Until High School {and Other Reasons I’m Not a Cool Mom}

“Just a few months ago, my 11-year-old daughter asked if she could create a Tik Tok account for her cell phone (The only capabilities she has are phone, text, and camera. All other apps are locked down and inaccessible via the Norton App Lock app.) I guess I’ve been living under a rock because I had never heard of Tik Tok.” Read more… 

smart phone with pink bubbles

10. My Husband Tested Positive For COVID-19

“My husband, a nurse in a New Orleans ICU, became symptomatic 5 days ago. He was tested almost immediately, and today we got the results. His test was positive. While he had been experiencing high fever, sore throat, and body aches, he did not have the trademark cough. However, he would randomly have episodes of shortness of breath. He knew this was unlike any illness he’d ever experienced…” Read more…

Worth a Read :: Other Popular Posts in 2020

I Lost My Mom to COVID-19 :: A Look Into The Final Days

5 Things That I Would Tell Vanessa Bryant

Worth the Drive From New Orleans :: White Sands Lake Day Beach {Socially Distant Field Trip}

A Letter to My Infant During the Coronapocalypse

Mourning May :: The Loss of Closure at the End of a School Year

My Top 10 Easter Basket Ideas

The Truth About Night Shift

Please, Don’t Ask Me About the Plans for School

Local Dad and Meteorologist :: “Don’t Believe the Weather Memes!”

I Don’t Enjoy Mardi Gras … There I Said It


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