2012 Year in Review Edition of Talk of the Parent Blogosphere

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2012 Year in Review - Best Blog Posts of 2012 via http://typeaparent.comWow!  Another year (almost) down in the books!  I don’t know about you, but it sure seems to me that 2012 turned out to be quite a doozy for bloggers everywhere.  Whatever we faced this year, two things are for sure: we did it (for the most part) as a community and we definitely wrote about it.  So in keeping with the tradition started by Kelby last year, this week’s Talk of the Parent Blogosphere is dedicated to you…to your best and favorite posts from 2012.

Marriage & Relationships 

Melissa Chapman @MelissaSChapman of Married My Sugar Daddy: Is this what REALLY goes on inside the mind of a married man?

Paul Reyes – Fournier @CoupleDumb of Couple Dumb: How a guy named Fred changed my life

Blog, Business and Social Media

Melanie Nelson @ChiliHead of Blogging Basics 101: Use Pictures to Get More Comments on Facebook

Candice Kahn @FashOrganized of Fashionably Organized: How To Create a Polyvore Board

Lisa Heffernan @GrownandFlown of Grown and Flown: Why are Mommy Bloggers so Young, Clever and Inexperienced?

Julie Meyers Pron @JulieMPron of JulieVerse: Dear Bloggers, Please… (advice to bloggers from bloggers and marketers)

Pregnancy and Parenting

25 Ways to Volunteer with Young Children

25 Ways to Volunteer with Young Children by Candace Lindemann at Naturally Educational

Ashley Taylor @AshleyTaylor76 of The Dose of Reality: For the Love Of God…Use the Backdoor

Catherine Moss @EvolvingMommy of Evolving Mommy: I’m Leaving Miserable Out of it

Angela England @UntrainedHousewife of Untrained Housewife: Get Your Hair Wet – Active Parenting Thoughts

Trey Burley @DaddyMojo of Daddy Mojo: I’m getting old: The evolution of tool to a Dad

Jill Berry @MusingsFromMe of Musings from Me: Back to School: Parenting Tips from a Not-So-Perfect Parent

Candace Lindemann @CandaceApril of Naturally Educational – 25 Ways to Volunteer with Young Children for #GivingTuesday

Jessica Cohen @FoundtheMarbles of Found the Marbles: Life of a Champion

Andrea Updyke @AndreaUpdyke of Lil’ Kid Things: You’re doin OK mom {becoming mom}


Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie by Jamie Rippy at Mama Mommy Mom

Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie by Jamie Rippy at Mama Mommy Mom

Jo-Lynne Shane @JoLynneS of Musings of a Housewife: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Jamie Rippy @MamaMommyMom of Mama Mommy Mom: Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie #BakeForACure #SundaySupper

Personal Image

Lee-Fournier @CoupleDumb of Couple Dumb: What do You See?

Erin Lane @ErinCLane of A Parenting Production: Sometimes the mirror lies

Tara Ziegmont @TaraZiegmont of Feels Like Home Blog: Alone

Jodi Fur @JodiFur of JodiFur: In Which Shapewear is Out to Get Me

Lindsay Chung @Lindsay_Blogs of Lindsay Blogs: My Final Cinch Post

Kim Tracy Prince @GirlBodyPride of Girl Body Pride: A Year of Being Blonde

Home Life

Angela England @UntrainedHousewife of Untrained Housewife: 25 Ways to Use a Mason Jar

Annie Schultz @MamaDweeb of Mama Dweeb: Why I am Doing #Surviveon35 my Experience with Food Stamps

Bernice Wood @womanonajourney of The Stressed Mom: 10 habits for a well-run home

More Topics

Erin Lane @ErinCLane of A Parenting Production: Gym shower etiquette goes down the drain

Sandra Telep @WestPhillyMama of West Philly Mama: Pittsburgh Zoo Tragedy: Empathy Vs. Judgement

Andrea Katz @Gr8Thoughts of Great Thoughts : 2012 Year in Review

Cindy Reed @Reedster2 of The Reedster Speaks: 14 Years Sober.

So what did I miss?  Share your best posts from the last YEAR in our linky on any subject!  The only requirements are:

  • You should be a parent who blogs
  • The post on any topic must have been published during the year 2012
  • You MUST use the permalink to the post itself, not your blog’s homepage URL

For the NAME field, use this format: Post Title (Your Blog Name)

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As Chief Blogging Mama at High Impact Mom, Amanda encounters all sorts of madness as she publishes High Impact Mom, corrals two busy daughters, manages a successful hyper-local digital marketing company, attends college full-time, and occasionally even finds time for a date with her husband. Amanda is a social media addict, a compulsive volunteer, and a hard rocking-Jane Austen reading devoted mama...she might also a little bit crazy. Follow her on Twitter at @highimpactmom.



  1. Melanie Monthei Nelson

    December 28, 2012

    Thanks for including me, Amanda! There's a lot of great stuff here. I'm off to read!

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  2. Ashley Gatewood Taylor

    December 28, 2012

    So excited that we were among the chosen posts! Yay us Lisa Hackworth Farnham! :) Can't wait to read all of these!

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  3. Melissa Chapman

    December 28, 2012

    I am BEYOND THRILLED to be included in this TOTAL ROCKSTAR list– and am so excited to DIVE into all these great posts!

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  4. Jodi Fur

    December 28, 2012

    Thanks for including me! Love these!

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  5. Jamie Mills Rippy

    December 28, 2012

    Woohoo! Great to see so many awesome post in one spot!

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  6. Megan Broutian

    January 7, 2013

    What a clever idea. Thanks for the opportunity!

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