Please enjoy this random photo of what I am neglecting in order to write this post.

This morning as I was ignoring my bickering children catching up with my favorite bloggers, I was excited to see that I had been nominated by my friend Kim over at NewlyWoodwards to participate in a meme! I hardly ever take part in stuff like this but I really liked this one. And Kim is so awesome that I couldn't refuse (seriously, this woman is uh-MAZINGly creative, resourceful, and visionary - and a truly entertaining blogger to boot!).

Anyway, I thought this would be a fun thing to do (plus I couldn't think of anything entertaining to blog about this morning so it was a double win!). So here's the jist of it ...

What this is about: Uniting bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.


1) Blogger is nominated to take part
2) Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.

– Your most beautiful post

– Your most popular post

– Your most controversial post

– Your most helpful post

– A post whose success surprised you

– A post you feel didn’t got the attention it deserved

– The post that you are most proud of

3) Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.
4) These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers
5) And so it goes on!
6) The site Trip Base will be sharing the best posts from participating bloggers on their blog and everyday on Facebook and Twitter at #My7Links

Okay. So without further ado ... here we go!

Most Beautiful. It's hard to say what my most beautiful post is. How does one define "beautiful" - especially in a blog like mine? I mean, I mostly talk about poop. So for this purpose, I'm going to define "beautiful" as something emotionally moving ... and that post is, without question, "After Andy." But be warned: I wrote it with a very heavy heart, and it isn't my typical off-the-cuff, irreverant post. It's beautiful, as in sentimental, but sad. *Post-post edit: I chose the one about Andy only because I'd forgotten about this one: "Holly Hawks." I think it deserves the title of most beautiful. Of course, you could read both ....... :)

Most Popular. My most popular post is "Do Not Attempt While Pregnant." According to the stats, it gets clicked on and forwarded to friends more often than any other post. I'm not exactly sure why (maybe I should've filed this one under "post whose success surprised you"), but people seem to like hearing about my (utterly failed) attempts to dress fashionably during pregnancy.

Most Controversial. Hmm. I'm almost ashamed to say it, but I apparently never write about anything too controversial. I cannot find a single inflammatory rant on here that qualifies. I've never even had a post that garnered a nasty comment, y'all - not even anonymously! But in the spirit of things, I'm nominating "Soused on ... Soup?" because it is a chronicle of the time I very nearly got my children drunk. (Totally by accident, natch.) That's, like, a couple of sips away from being controversial. Right?

Most Helpful. My most helpful post would, I suppose, depend on the type of help someone's looking for. I had TONS of response (mostly surprise) to "When Breastfeeding Feels Wrong" (originally titled "I'm Such a Boob: the Sequel). For women like me who'd had a weird reaction to nursing, it was an eye-opener. However, if breastfeeding woes do not apply, I'd say any of the posts in my "Stuff I Like Sunday" series were pretty helpful ... especially this one.

A Post Whose Success Surprises Me. That would have to be my second most-popular, "Baby Seeds." Not that it's a bad post or anything, but I wouldn't have thought it'd make #2 on the popularity list. (Coincidentally, it's from the same month as my #1 most popular post. My literary genius must've been on fire!)

A Post I Feel Didn't Get the Attention it Deserved. That would probably be "10 Truths About Motherhood." Or maybe "Dear Husband: an Anniversary Wish List." I know I'm not technically supposed to list two, but it was so hard to narrow down. Feel lucky I didn't list, like, seventeen of them.

The Post I'm Most Proud Of. Seriously? This is like trying to choose a favorite child! I like 95% of my posts, y'all (I wouldn't still be here if I didn't!). So I'm just going to choose an underrated poem I wrote that I especially enjoyed: "I'm Full of ... Thanks."

Now comes the really hard part ... nominating others. So instead of specifically nominating anyone, I'm going to say this: if you like this meme, do it! And then comment and let me know you've done it so that I can see it! Have fun!


  1. Oh, man, I just got through my Reader with all the posts from the weekend. More reading, though!!

  2. Wow, I wish I had time to look through my posts and pick these out - it sounds fun. Maybe later. I may have to come back and read about your breast feeding blunders. I had some real emotional times with that chore. I was like a sobbing basket case.

  3. What a great meme! I loved everyone of those posts. some, I'd read before and others were new to me. I would have commented on every one of them but I'm in bed with what I'm pretty sure is Ebola, just waiting for the end.

    I loved the Baby Seeds one. Truly hilarious. Oh, and the one about Andy slayed my heart the first time I read it. I was blubbering all over again as my dogs recline all around me in my sick bed.

    They are all great posts. You should be very proud, my dear.

  4. I am going to have to come back tonight, when the house is asleep and catch up on this post. Great idea though!

  5. I'm not usually big on these sorts of things- but this one looks like a lot of fun!

  6. Thanks for playing along! It's fun to look back at older posts and reminisce. Thanks for the kind words, too. So happy to have found you in the blogosphere.

    And, now I'm off to check out a few more of your posts. Esp. the one where you nearly got your children drunk. ;)

  7. I love them all! (And you didn't mention the poem you wrote to your vacuum cleaner, which is one of my faves.) It would be hard to pick a favorite!

  8. I know I'm biased, but you never have a post that isn't enjoyable to read. You are so talented, Rita and have a knack for relating well to people from all walks of life. Not just mom's. :o)


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