Top Ten Posts of 2015


Launching in April 2015 with a handful of local moms excited about community, writing, and sharing their stories, Denver Metro Moms Blog had an AMAZING year! We are proud that DMMB had over 3 million page views, and over 2.5 million unique visitors! What a year of great posts and community building that we can’t wait to grow in 2016 to include even more guides, directories, and amazing events in and around Denver!

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

Denver Metro Moms Blog’s Top 10 of 2015


DMMB Top Posts of 2015 | Denver Metro Moms Blog


1. Why We Don’t Keep Secrets In Our House {Child Abuse Prevention}

Why We Don't Keep Secrets in Our House | Denver Metro Moms BlogI walked into the kitchen just as the other mom, while winking at me, handed my son a second cookie and whispered, “shhhh. It’s a secret. Don’t tell your mom.” To my delight {and surprise}, my son exclaimed, “Oooooh, but we don’t keep secrets in our house. We do surprises.” In that moment I thought, he gets it and he’s not afraid to say it, thank goodness.


2. Confessions of An Introvert Mama

Confessions of an Introvert Mama | Denver Metro Moms Blog

Don’t get me wrong, I am perfectly aware that I will miss this someday – their sweet voices, their cute mannerisms, their need for me – it’s the ultimate parental paradox. But I’ll be honest with you, while I love my children to the ends of the earth, I sometimes feel like their incessant chatter might just cause me to lose my mind. I mean, you moms out there know, you can’t even go to the bathroom alone..

3. B-Session: Things I Don’t Feel Like Doing Anymore

Image via Scary Mommy

Cutting grapes in half:: Yes I know the plate trick. Also I don’t want to do that. I just don’t. So no more grapes for you until you are grown enough to chew your food like a normal person or we get you out of that damn daycare with all of their safety rules. Safety. Pfft.


4. Why I Leave My Kids

Why I Leave My Kids | Denver Metro Moms BlogI leave my children to put my marriage first and to give myself some time alone. It’s important to the dynamic of our family that our kids know that it’s me and their dad, as a unit, who come first. I want them to know that life does not revolve around them. It never will and if we set that tone for them now, they will be disappointed (and disappointing people) their whole lives.

5. Bringing Home Baby :: What I Wish I Had Known

I look back onBringing Home Baby:: What I Wish I had Known | Denver Metro Moms Blog those first few weeks home with him with a little more understanding of what we were going through. In short – I didn’t love the early days, and still don’t love some days {ok, mostly nights}. Some days I’m happy, others I really don’t enjoy. But that doesn’t make me a bad mom, just human.



6. Remembering Cade: Infant Loss, and Joy on the Other Side

Emily and Cade:: Infertility, Infant Loss, and Joy on the other side | Denver Metro Moms BlogCade was our first baby who was born March 13, 2014 and lived for about 36 hours. He passed away from a rare genetic disorder that we didn’t know about until he was born. He had been conceived through IVF, so needless to say he had been so wanted for a very long time and his death came at the end of a very long journey that we thought was about over.


7. Truth About Stay At Home Mom Life {From a Working Mom}

truth about SAHM life {from a working mom} :: DMMBI sometimes wonder what it would be like to be a stay at home mom – leisurely breakfasts- eating our cereal together while I sip my coffee. My son quietly playing in my room while I get ready for the day. Going on fun local outings . . . YEAH RIGHT!



8. Easy Peasy (Kid Friendly} Weeknight Meals

Easy Peasy Weeknight Meals | Denver Metro Moms BlogBetween homework, soccer practice, and getting your kids to bed at a somewhat decent hour, I don’t know how you parents of school agers get dinner on the table without ordering pizza or Chipotle every night (though no judgement here, if you do). With a preschooler and a baby myself, I definitely find it a challenge to make dinner. Inevitably, there is always someone crying and the kitchen is a mess from the 10 different pots and pans required to make the meal.


9. Schooled By a Baby : 4 Things I Learned After Having My Second Child

Schooled by a Baby: 4 Things I Learned After Having My Second Child | Denver Metro Moms BlogWhen I got pregnant with my second child I was overjoyed. We had been trying for several months and all I could think about was how ready we were to grow our family. Once we got the plus sign, it hit me. You-know-what (and it rhymes with pit!) is about to get real. Somehow going from one child to two children is serious business! We were slowly inching towards the point in raising kids where going out to restaurants is not just busy, but unbearable. How will life be with two? Will I be able to do it? Will I be able to do it without losing myself in the process?

10. A Letter to The Fertile

A Letter to the Fertile | Denver Metro Moms BlogStop talking and start listening. Really listening. There is no quick fix for infertility. As your neighbor walks through this journey she will need time to vent about the painful injections, the hormones that make her feel like a crazy person, the weight gain that just seems unfair when she isn’t even pregnant, the financial strain, and marital woes that accompany infertility. When she finds herself deep in the dark well of infertility sadness, quietly climb down into the well, sit beside her, put an arm around her, and cry too.


Worth A Read:: Other Popular Posts of 2015::

Step Is Not a Dirty Word {the lovely story of how I became a mom}

I Wish My Parents Lived With Us

My Son is Obsessed with his Penis or: How I Learned to Accept my Child’s Anatomic Exploration

How I Survived (and Enjoyed) the Whole30

Held Her Whole Life: Losing Elisabette

Denver Labor and Delivery Hospitals… {you should know about}

Visiting a New Mom – How to be Invited Back

5 Ways Stay At Home Moms Can Make Money From Home

Dealing with Gender Disappointment

Eight Unusual Denver Metro Playgrounds

Rainy Day Destinations in Denver


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Elizabeth is a coffee-fueled Kansas transplant, IT Marketing & Communications professional, co-owner, and founder of DMMB. She's mom to two little ones and a 165 pound Newfoundland, Dally. Aside from her family and connecting with other Denver Metro moms, Elizabeth is passionate about many things: adventures local and abroad, balancing a fit lifestyle with a serious love for food, a good martini, reading- books and blogs, failing at DIY, spontaneous dance parties, and finding great fashion buys!


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