Opinion

Top 10 blog posts of 2014

It's been a big year for our blogs. Find out which posts resonated with you the most in 2014.

One of my favourite parts about working for Today’s Parent is compiling the results for the top blog posts of the year. According to our numbers, these are the blog posts that resonated with you the most—with a wide range of topics, from child birth to messy apartments.

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10) A hospital birth doesn’t make my pregnancy an illness

Making hospital births outlawed for typical pregnancies would take the choice away from a mother.

Published: June 18, 2014

By: Katie Dupuis (Blog: Type A baby)

Read it here

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9) Confession: I’m embarrassed of my apartment

In planning her daughter’s birthday party, one mom is trying to keep guests out of her apartment for the occasion.

Published: September 10, 2014

By: Tara-Michelle Ziniuk (Blog: On our minds)

Read it here

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8) Parents with two kids are the happiest: Study

New research suggests that, when it comes to the number of children we have, more isn’t always merrier.

Published: November 3, 2014

By: Jennifer Pinarksi (Blog: Run-at-home mom)

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7) Walmart withholds “inappropriate” baby photos from mom

A Newfoundland mom has her photos of her two children confiscated by Walmart employees.

Published: August 7, 2014

By: Ian Mendes (Blog: The good sport)

Read it here

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6) Maria Kang, here are my excuses

After seeing the latest posting from “hot Facebook mom,” managing editor Katie Dupuis shares why she thinks healthy looks different for everyone.

Published: March 12, 2014

By: Katie Dupuis (Blog: Type A baby)

Read it here

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5) How to honour a bereaved mother on Mother’s Day

In honour of International Bereaved Mother’s Day, Alexis Marie Chute shares her deeply personal story and offers advice for celebrating all mothers on Mother’s Day.

Published: May 2, 2014

By: Alexis Marie Chute (Blog: On our minds)

Read it here

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4) 10 ways Halloween has changed since we were kids

Compared to when we were kids, Halloween traditions—not to mention the costumes—just aren’t what they used to be.

Published: October 7, 2014

By: Emma Waverman (Blog: On our minds)

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3) Why I never give my kids the flu shot

One mom makes a case for her decision not to give her two daughters the flu shot

Republished: October 15, 2014

By: Tracy Chappell (Blog: Tracy’s mama memoirs)

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2) Alyssa Milano’s baby girl: Name and newborn pics

The actress welcomed a baby girl earlier this month. Check out the name and some of her sweet newborn pictures.

Published: September 22, 2014

By: Haley Overland (Blog: Celebrity candy)

Read it here

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1) Infographic shows most common birthdays

According to a Harvard study, September 16 is the most popular for birthdays. Where does your birth date rank?

Published: September 17, 2014

By: Emma Waverman (Blog: On our minds)

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