As we prepare to put 2017 to bed, let’s take a look back at the posts y’all read the most. Who doesn’t love a top ten list? It’s practically encoded in our DNA.
Looking at these favorite posts, a few things are immediately clear: 1) people are serious about football (and sports in general); 2) Target continues to rule all; 3) we are always evaluating how technology and screen time play into our lives and the lives of our children. Such is parenting in modern America.
We are so proud and grateful to have a corner of the internet where we can confess and crowd-source and share tricks of the trade with other moms. And we have so many more great posts and fun events planned for 2018. Thank you for being a part of this community!
Top 10 Most Popular DMB Posts in 2017
Shedding light on the sacrifices made by the spouse of a coach who works long hours with your child during the season, often at the expense of his own family life. Rachel wrote this in the fall of 2016 and it is still being shared like crazy a year later!
“Navigating these waters can be tricky. We want to give our kids the opportunity to be trusted, but apps make it hard to keep them from drifting. When entrusting a child with a cell phone we need to have honest conversations about the dangers, what boundaries are set and consequences for breaking those rules.”
I told you football was popular this year. Need to mix in more Friday Night Lights references on the blog in 2018.
“…Until you’re in it, you never realize all the sacrifice that goes into high school sports.”
5. Best Places In Dallas to Have a Kids Birthday Party When Dealing With Unpredictable Weather by Sarah Brice Calver
This is in response to unpredictable winter weather that prevents outdoor parties, but it totally applies to Texas summer birthdays too, which can be brutal outside unless water is involved. Indoor parties for the win!
This one makes me smile because as I type this I’m knee-deep in wrapping paper and Christmas decor. Carla rounded up every Easter activity in the metroplex and listed them by date and by city. Y’all? That is one of my favorite things about DMB – if you need ideas for where to go or what to do, we have got you covered!
“A day will come when your child will sit through an entire episode of Sesame Street or play independently for 20 minutes without being destructive…”
Until then, contain and distract! Hot tips for keeping wee ones busy while you shower and get yourself ready.
All you need to know about the best parks for exploring nature with the kids. Lots of info on whether spots have bathrooms, or are stroller-friendly, or have playgrounds in case the hiking part is a bust. No need to be intimidated by the hiking aspect – Jennifer self-identifies as “not terribly outdoorsy.”