{Best of 2021} The Top 10 Posts of the Year


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Yes, the New Year is for planning and looking forward, but it’s also about reflecting on the previous 12 months. These posts? Definitely worth revisiting. 2021 was another year of chaos, but we had lots of good things happening on Dallas Moms. Let’s count down the top 10 most-read posts of the year—thank you for being with us and following along!

10. 10 Ways to Say THANK YOU to Our Health Care Heroes by Kelli Turner

Things are getting rough again for health care professionals now that Omicron is everywhere. Here’s a timely reminder of how we can show appreciation for their continued hard work.

9. Confession: I Don’t Mind the Mom the Pandemic Has Made Me by Melody Akhavan Abbey

We may not be thriving right now, but we can look for meaning in who we’ve become over the past two years.

8. Motherless Mothering: Reflections on Being a Mother, Without One by Lee Armstrong

“It stings to belong to this club…” A moving look at a very difficult life circumstance. I love this piece.

7. 5 Natural Swimming Areas and Beaches Near Dallas by Cheri Whitelock

The title says it all! Bookmark this post for when the weather warms up.

6. Insta-Worthy Murals Around Dallas by Cheri Whitelock

Perfect for special announcements, family photo backdrops, or social media eye candy.

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5. Time to Plan a Girls’ Night Out in Dallas: Here’s Where to Go by Lee Armstrong

Tried-and-true locations for your next hang, with suggestions based on food, drink, and vibes.

4. Sorority Recruitment: 3 Ways to Support Your Daughter by Kathy Riojas-Crespo

“The house tours. The interview rounds. The long days and nights. While you trust your daughter to navigate this experience on her own, there are several ways to show support no matter how close or far you are…”

3. The Best Pizza in Dallas {By Category} Including Kids Eat Free by Megan Price

Date night pizza, pizza for a group, specialty pizzas, and MORE.

2. Texas Travel Series: A Guide to Family Trips in Texas by Dallas Moms Contributors

Road trips have made a major comeback. Lots of readers explored Big Bend National Park as described by Siobhan Fitzpatrick—be sure to check out all the posts in the series to help inspire your next Texas family vacation.

1. Sorry, Not Sorry: 5 Things I Won’t Apologize for Anymore! by Kelli Turner

“Too often I find myself apologizing for things out of my control or things that are not even my fault. I’m a people pleaser and I’ve always been this way.”


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