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20 Most Popular Posts of 2015

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As 2015 winds to a close, I thought this would be a good time to take a look back at the posts and columns that created the most buzz. Here are the 20 most popular posts of the year — the columns that attracted the most traffic, linkbacks, Facebook likes, and drunken cartwheels (don’t try it at home, kids). This should help keep you occupied while posting is light around here over the next couple weeks. I bet you just might find one or two things you haven’t read before.

1. “My Mother Had Sex With My Husband”

2. “My Friend’s Husband Wants to See My Boobs”

3. “Our Beautiful Neighbor Lady is Getting Too Close with My Husband”

4. “I’m Ashamed I Lost My Virginity to a Prostitute”

5. “Can I Be With My Boyfriend When His Daughter Hates Me?”

6. “My Boyfriend Won’t Move Out of His Parents’ Home”

7. “My Boyfriend Is Spending Christmas and NYE with His Wife and Family Instead of ME!”

8. “I’m Obsessively Jealous of My Sister-In-Law”

9. “My Wife Hates My Marijuana-Smoking”

10. “He Dumped Me Because of My Sexual History”

11. “I Wasn’t Invited to My Boyfriend’s Daughter’s Wedding!”

12. “My Girlfriend Wants to Spend Too Much Time With Her Parents”

13. “Should I Tell My Colleague I Have a Girl Crush on Her?”

14. Updates: “Not Invited to the Wedding” Responds

15. “Should We Let Our Teen Daughter Sleep With Her Boyfriend in Our Home?”

16, “After a Month of Dating, He Totally Ghosted Me”

17. “Why Does My Ex Still Have Pictures of Me on Facebook?”

18. “He’s Way Too Skinny For Me”

19. “How Do I Get Out of Being a Bridesmaid?”

20. “My Baby’s Dad is in Jail and I Can’t Support Us”

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray December 21, 2015, 2:56 pm

    Oh good – I can catch up on the good stuff I missed while out on maternity leave!

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      RedRoverRedRover December 21, 2015, 3:41 pm

      Hahahah I was just thinking when I saw your post on going back to work, that now you’ll have time for DW! 🙂

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 21, 2015, 3:44 pm

        One good thing about going back to work, haha. Except now I’m on a tight schedule! My goal is to leave work every day at 4:30 pm, and do crossfit over lunch. Me think something is going to have to give, and I bet it’s crossfit, ha.

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        RedRoverRedRover December 21, 2015, 3:50 pm

        I hear ya there, I think all working moms have that problem!

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy December 21, 2015, 4:46 pm

        All moms, period, have a problem with scheduling and trying to squeeze it all in. Believe me, any SAHM I know of a little baby isn’t squeezing in Crossfit on her lunch break either. Oh, right, because she doesn’t get a lunch break! ALL moms are working moms.

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy December 21, 2015, 4:51 pm

        Single moms, though, are warriors even stronger than the rest of us. Hats off to AP and all the others who are balancing everything in their household and making it work. I’m seriously in awe of all you do!

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      • othy

        othy December 21, 2015, 4:53 pm

        Single moms, married moms, parents in general. I’m in awe of all of you.

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        RedRoverRedRover December 21, 2015, 5:06 pm

        I agree, I didn’t mean to imply that SAHMs aren’t working. I stayed home for 16 months with my first, and plan to do at least a year with my second, and it is HARD! But you don’t tend to have the same scheduling limitations as when you have a paying job.
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        Like right now I have the end of my workday butting up against the closing of the daycare center, so it’s a mad rush to get over there in time. Plus it compresses mealtime and bedtime routines… he’s already tired by the time I’m done work but we’ve still got to feed him and bathe him and everything. It’s hard to fit it all in. Mornings are awful as well, trying to get him to daycare before my morning meetings start. When I didn’t have to worry about my paying job, I had much more control over timing/scheduling, at least, even though the work was more exhausting (in my opinion).

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy December 21, 2015, 6:18 pm

        I hear you! I have the perspective of both a mom who has a job and stays home since i work part-time. But I don’t commute and obviously, I can set my own schedule, so I don’t experience the commuting rush that parents who work at offices have. Through my own perspective and the experience of friends, it seems like staying home with young kids tends to be, in general, more exhausting that working a day job. But as you said, when you factor in the “getting from here to there to here” and doing daycare drop-off and pick-up and then trying to get dinner on the table at a decent hour, then it’s much more of a juggling act for the parents who work outside the home. It’s all hard, though. Some days I seriously don’t know how any of us do it.

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        RedRoverRedRover December 21, 2015, 6:41 pm

        Hahahah yep! It’s all hard, in different ways. 🙂

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      • MaterialsGirl

        MaterialsGirl December 21, 2015, 3:58 pm

        hi there AP! happy first day back 🙂

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 21, 2015, 4:08 pm

        Thanks! It’s so weird being back. And it’s weird to pump at work. Thank goodness for an office with a door that locks. I need to remember to lower my blinds. The folks in the offices across the street got a little peep show for a few minutes until I remembered.

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      • MaterialsGirl

        MaterialsGirl December 21, 2015, 5:17 pm

        ooOoo peep show! what kind of pump did you end up getting? my buddy was telling me about this hands-free one she likes cause she can type and do work at the same time.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 21, 2015, 5:22 pm

        I have a Medela double pump. But until i get the bra thingy that holds the bottles around your boobs, i have to pump one at a time or use my arm to hold both. the special bra has been ordered!

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        RedRoverRedRover December 21, 2015, 5:25 pm

        If you have an old regular bra, you can just cut holes in it for now to hold the shield parts in.

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 21, 2015, 8:05 pm

        Where were you yesterday when I was shopping Amazon, sheesh!

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      • juliecatharine

        Juliecatharine December 22, 2015, 7:26 am

        Lol welcome back Addie. Screw the blinds, give ’em a thrill! ?

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      • Addie Pray

        Addie Pray December 22, 2015, 10:10 am

        Maybe I will! And then a guy from across the street will take note, and he’ll try to come find me by counting the number of stories, like when Joey searches for the Hot Girl on Friends but can’t count, ha. Except there’s something very unsexy about boobs being pumped. Not a good look.

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      • FireStar

        Firestar December 22, 2015, 10:54 am

        Yep – worked better than the one you buy for that purpose I thought. Sports bras with cut outs worked the best. Don’t know if it applies to you but sometimes milk supply dips when you switch to pumping – if that happens try googling “hands on pumping”. That will really give the building across the way a show – but it works to increase milk supply.

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  • Addie Pray

    Addie Pray December 22, 2015, 11:47 am

    HEY YOU GUYZZZZ, MY BABY SLEPT THE WHOLE NIGHT LAST NIGHT! He’s done it a couple of times before. And I’m sure he won’t do it every night here on out, but, still, I wanted to brag. Now, my toddler Moose is another story. He’s (re)developed a fear of the hardwood floors, which means he can’t walk from the bedroom to the living room (because it entails walking down a hardwood hallway, which used to have a runner that I bought specifically for Moose and his neurotic self but I got rid of it because he would pee on it and it started to smell), which means if he gets up in the middle of the night, he wants to be carried to the pee pad (and, no, he won’t go on a pee pad in the bathroom off my bedroom, I’ve tried). So last night Moose woke me up so I could carry him to his bathroom. Oh Moosie. Time for me to buy a new runner.

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    • Dear Wendy

      Dear Wendy December 22, 2015, 12:17 pm

      Aww, it’s good to have you back!

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      RedRoverRedRover December 22, 2015, 12:37 pm

      Wow, lucky you! I don’t think mine did that till like 6 months. He was a feeding machine, he couldn’t go more than like 3 or 4 hours without eating. I have high hopes that my second baby is easy, since my first one was (and still is!) pretty hard to handle. I can’t have TWO hard babies, can I??? That’s not fair.

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      • Dear Wendy

        Dear Wendy December 22, 2015, 1:03 pm

        RedRover, I thought the same way. Jackson was and is a very challenging case. I prayed the second baby would be easy and she is! Started sleeping 12 hours straight through the night as soon as we moved her to a crib at 3 1/2 months and we’ve had only a handful of nights since then that she’s hasn’t slept straight through. She naps three times a day, too, and it’s usually very easy to get her down. I’ve had friends comment how good we have it and I always say: “We paid our dues!”

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        RedRoverRedRover December 22, 2015, 1:22 pm

        Oh I hope I get the same thing!!! Also, my husband and I were both easy babies. Doesn’t karma owe us? 🙂

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    Stilrunning December 22, 2015, 2:35 pm

    So many to chose from, but I believe the update to #11: “I wasn’t invited to my BF’s daughter’s wedding,” is my favorite. Classy!

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