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Top 15 Posts in 2015

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Top 15 Posts in 2015

2015 was my second full year of blogging (my first post was November 2013). It has been an amazing year!

I want to highlight a few things that have happened on the blog and the Top 15 posts of 2015. has almost 5 million unique visitors, 6 million sessions and 11,300,000 page views in 2015.

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Top 15 Posts in 2015

My sister and I published our bookLiving a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom, which was highly endorsed by Dr. Laura and four other authors!

I continue to be blown away at this quest called blogging. I LOVE IT. It is a total passion of mine. I love sharing information and hearing back from you through comments and visits to my site. I couldn’t do it without you, and I just want to say a HUGE heartfelt THANK YOU!!

Here are the top 15 posts I published on LiveLikeYouAreRich in 2015:

1- 11 Must-Learn Secrets to Save Thousands on Pregnancy-Related Medical Expenses

There are some awesome ways to save money on medical bills during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. Some I found after searching for hours online and talking to insurance representatives for my first pregnancy. And a few I didn’t find until my second pregnancy and really wished I had known about them for my first!…


2- Detailed Labor Packing List for Mom, Baby, Dad, and Siblings

I wrote a highly viewed post here about what to take to the hospital and have for the recovery period that no one ever talks about. I call it 11 Secrets to Have in Your Labor Bag (That you probably haven’t heard of) – For Women ONLY . These lists are detailed for everyone in the family: mom, dad, baby on the way, and the siblings…

Young pregnant blonde with suitcase ready to travel

3-How to Deal with Toddler Screaming and Crying

I love being a mother. But it can get downright tough. I always looked at toddlers who were having huge major meltdowns and thought to myself, ‘man I hope my kid isn’t like that.’ Well now I have one who is exactly like that. Of course I love him to pieces, but boy can he scream!…


4-The Best! Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

This is an amazing easy recipe with common ingredients. It makes a very smooth delicious chocolate frosting that melts in your mouth…


5- Tips to Renovate and Decorate a Front Room for $560.00

Furnishing and decorating a front room could easily cost between $20,000-$40,000. Even on websites with ‘less expensive’ ways to remodel and decorate a front room, the cost is often upwards of $15,000! Here’s how I decorated mine for $560…


6- Professional and Credible Ways to Make Money from Home

A lot of people are searching for ways to increase their income. Yet, it is hard to know which jobs are legitimate, trustworthy, and how to get started. So instead of just listing what jobs there are out there, I reached out to over 30 people who actually do make money doing the jobs below. They were interviewed and all gave insightful answers to questions to help you determine if  you’d like to do something similar from home…


7- The Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding

The reality is—there are pros AND cons to breastfeeding. I’m not telling you whether or not to breastfeed; I just want to share these realities in case you’ve struggled like countless other women and I have.  I’m glad I gave my first two a good breastfeeding try. Because of it I have had experiences on “both sides of the fence.”…


8- 10 Small ways to Save Big at Disneyland

Planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming…..and expensive. This last summer my family went to San Diego. Before we left, my brother and I were trying to find great deals on Disney tickets and find ways to save money. It was uncharted territory for me, and truthfully, I had a hard time finding the best deals. His family ended up going, but I wished I had known how to help him find better deals. Here are some tips on how you can save money on your next Disney vacation…

THE FAB 5 -- The classic Disney characters welcome visitors outside Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (L-R) Pluto, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck (Scott Brinegar/Disneyland)

9- Strawberry Cheesecake Waffles

The strawberries are deliciously sweet, the lemon juice adds a tiny bit of tartness, the cream cheese smooths out the dish with its creaminess, and the waffle ads heartiness to every bite…


10- Get Paid to Review Websites with UserTesting

Today’s Money-Making SAHM is Amy Cornett. She works for an awesome company called UserTesting. UserTesting helps people who own websites and mobile apps improve them by getting an outsider’s perspective. So Amy is paid to visit websites and mobile apps and review their functionality, give the owners helpful feedback, and rate them based on her opinion and experience. If visiting and rating websites sounds like a fun job to you, please continue reading…



11-  Living Room Renovation and Decorating Tips That Will Save You Thousands

Making a living room comfortable and decorating it nicely doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

Today I’m sharing how we renovated our family room from the caving in walls and part of a missing ceiling to what it looks like now for about $2,000. That includes new doors, part of a ceiling and walls, flooring, paint, furniture, and decor!…


12- 15 Garage Selling Tips and Strategies That Will Save You Thousands

I save thousands each and every year… sometimes I save thousands in a month using these 15 tips and strategies when I go garage/yard selling. During both the year of our entire home remodel, and the year of preparing and saving for our first baby, I easily saved over ten thousand dollars!…


13- Minimalist Labor Bag Packing List

I wrote the 11 Secrets to Have in Your Labor Bag -FOR WOMEN ONLY (found here), which has helped many first-time and expecting mothers find out (or remember) which items are important for postpartum recovery and healing. Then I wrote a detailed packing list for mom, dad, and siblings (if applicable) here. Although these have been very popular lists, a reader commented that my lists had too much stuff on them. I asked her to share what she packed and it was very minimalistic. So I thought I’d share it for those who are light packers like her…


14- Best Tips for Giving Birth

I rarely share a blog post in a personal diary style. I started this blog/website to provide useful information to others, and I think that a diary format does not lend itself to being as useful as other formats. But there are exceptions to almost every rule and today is one of them. I want to share the birth story of our son with you. I feel it is somewhat unique, and because I discovered many unknowns throughout the process, I felt my experience might be useful for other expecting mothers as well…


15- 7 Ways to Cancel Your PMI

Did you know that many people are paying a monthly payment of anywhere between $50 – $400+ per month for insurance that doesn’t even benefit them? Yep, it’s called private mortgage insurance or PMI. This insurance benefits your lending institution if you default on your loan. If you have bought a home and put less than 20% down on the home, you are most likely paying PMI. PMI is wrapped up in your mortgage payment so many people don’t even realize they are paying it…


Well I hope you had a great 2015; we did here on, and I appreciate you stopping by to see the top 15 blog posts I published. I wish you the best for 2016.  I’m very much looking forward to it. I have a VERY LONG list of blog topics I will be publishing. From pregnancy, parenting, ways to save, decorating tips, delicious recipes, and more.

Happy 2016!

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Friday 8th of January 2016

Hi Anita, wow, you have so much great information on your site. I've just scratched the surface today but will be back for more. Congratulations on your book, your baby and your fit body! All incredible accomplishments. We are travelers as well, so I'm looking forward to spending time with your new blog as well.

Happy Friday! Lynn

Anita Fowler

Friday 8th of January 2016

Thank you Lynn! I appreciate you stopping by. It's been a fantastic year!

Chelsea @ Life With My Littles

Thursday 7th of January 2016

Man, you had an amazing year! Congratulations!! And I'm definitely going to check out some of these (especially the Disney one because we're going this year!)! Thanks so much and good luck in 2016!