Monday, December 30, 2013

Teen Mom NYC's Top Ten Post of 2013

2013 has been an amazing and eye opening year for me.
I've learned a lot about myself, my abilities, and I'm very happy with how the year as a whole went.

To end 2013 on a string note I have gathered the top ten most popular post of the year to share with you.

#1  New York City Teenage Pregnancy Ads

First up the post that started it all.... well not really but the post where I told NYC's Human Resources Department and anyone who agreed with them and their terrible ads to shove it. Things got pretty ugly in the comments section as people from all over poured in to talk shit however, more people stepped in to shut them up and tell them to take their trash talking elsewhere. (Love you guys!) 

Mother's day is a nice time of the year but even on Mother's Day the rude looks and glares don't stop so I decided to write a mother's day letter as who I am- a teen mom. 

Finally realizing and being completely okay with the fact that I can't give Leilani the family she wants was both empowering and liberating. 

#4 Traveling is an Educational and Enlightening Experience
We've done a lot of traveling and every time we go on a trip-near or far- we always seem to learn a life lesson and fall in love with life and family even more.

#5 Getting More Free Time During the Weekend
The words free time and parenting in the same sentence are kind of a joke but I was able to make getting more free time during the weekend a possibility by doing these few things.

#6 Pregnant and Parenting Teens Deserve to be Happy about Parenthood
So many ads and people in general love to think and behave as if teenage parents should and are never happy. I remember being pregnant and people basically telling me I should be depressed and sad the whole time because " I was ruining my life." One nurse provided me with the first happy moment of my pregnancy I ever had.

#7 10 Tips on How To Survive as a Single Mom
Being a single mom is amazing and difficult all at once. This year I learned and realized some tips that helped me not only survive as a single mom but THRIVE as well!

#8 Homemade Avocado Hair Mask Recipe
Homemade hair mask and healthy hair are awesome.

#9 Farrah- From Teen Mom- Waxed and Tweezed Her 3 Year Olds Uni-Brow
Farrah from MTV's Teen Mom decided to wax and pluck little Sophia's eyebrows this year because... well I'm not exactly sure why but this post was popular nonetheless.

#10 Tips on How To Deal With an Absent Parent
Growing and becoming more confident as a single mom includes learning how to deal with an absent parent. This year I learned and shared how I have come to deal with Leilani's 'father's' absence and be the best mom I can be in the process.

What is one of your favorite post of 2013? What would you like to read and see more of in 2014? Let me know in the comments!