What a great, fabulous year for me and my lovely little baby, MBA sahm!  This was MBA sahm’s first full year and I can’t tell you how much I learned from the whole experience, especially with regard to what everyone enjoyed reading!  I’m totally addicted to checking my site’s stats, so I bet I watched each and every one of you reading each and every post…and yet STILL I was a little surprised by some of the top winners (although not that much).

Wondering if you enjoyed the best of the best?  Here they are…the most popular (according to views) of 2015:


Seven Layer Cookies

These are the most delicious cookies ever...and not surprisingly, MBA sahm's most popular most of the year!

I like to consider myself a personal finance blogger with a little bit of mommy-life mixed in…but somehow my Seven Layer Cookies post got nearly 3 times the views of all others!  Here’s the moral: You don’t need to be a food blogger to make a mean cookie….and also, your message has been received. I will be publishing more cookie recipes. 🙂


5 Reasons NOT to Pay Off the Mortgage

Stressing about paying off debt is definitely not for everyone. There are so many reasons NOT to pay off the mortgage!

By now, most of you know that I’m desperately trying to pay off my mortgage…so the popularity of 5 Reasons NOT to Pay Off the Mortgage is kind of ironic for me and MBA sahm. But nonetheless, everything in this post is true!  Paying off the mortgage is not always the best decision and for some people hanging onto it is the most profitable path.  (P.S. I must give credit where credit is due…so thank you Dad for suggesting I write this one!)


50 Ways to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

There are so many great ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom. This list is full of opportunities that will let you be with your kids AND earn some money. Good luck!

50 Ways to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom was my FIRST. POST. EVER. and definitely holds special meaning to me.  I feel so lucky to be able to stay at home and I want everyone to be able to do that, and that’s really what I want this blog to be about.  When the post originally published, there were only 44 ways to make money…do you know what the new 6 additions were this year?? 😉


How to Make Money with Vacation Photos

I absolutely love making extra money with my vacation photos and I can't believe everyone doesn't do it! Not only is it fun, but it is super easy. Click through to find out exactly how to make money with your photos!

How to Make Money with Vacation Photos is my absolute favorite top post and I’m so excited that so many people loved it!  It’s honestly one of the best ways to make a little extra money, not to mention a fabulous way to document your travels (and inspire more!). If you haven’t tried this yet, you need to check out this post.


10 Amazing Perks of Having an Only Child

Having an only child has some amazing perks. Sometimes one and done is the best way!

Ok, this one was a huuuuge shocker!  Right now, I really do want to have more kids, but when I wrote 10 Amazing Perks of Having an Only Child I wasn’t totally sure that I did.  It’s unbelievable how fulfilling one child can be….and how time consuming.  And apparently I’m not the only one that thought that!  Of all the posts on this list, this one by far got the most engagement…it seems we all feel very passionately about the number of children we’ve decided to have!


Best TV Shows to Watch When You’re Home Alone

A list of the absolute best tv shows to watch when you're home alone!

All I can do is smile at this one. 🙂 I’m so glad that I’m not the only TV lover out there!  These are all still my favorite, so if you’re not sure what to watch this winter, definitely check out Best TV Shows to Watch When You’re Home Alone.


5 Inspirational Documentaries that Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are sure to change the way you live! You've got to see them all.

The only thing better than a good TV show is an inspirational documentary!  My husband and I went through a period where we were bound and determined to watch every inspirational documentary we could find – and thus, Inspirational Documentaries that Will Change Your Life was born!  If you haven’t watched every single one of them, you have to check them out. (Also, I just got a great tip on two new ones to check out…so stay tuned!! ;-))


Why You Should Be Making Money from Your Photography (& How to Actually Do It)

Making money from your photography is one of the easiest and most gratifying sources of side income. If you aren't doing it already, you need to check out this post!

Why You Should Be Making Money from Your Photography (& How to Actually Do It) is an ode to posts like How to Make Money with Your Vacation Photos and How to Make Money Designing Wedding Invitations.  We all take soooo many pictures these days and then they go to waste!  There is so much untapped potential. If you take any. pictures. at. all. you must read this!!


How to Get Your First Freelance Writing Job

Freelance writing is one of the best work-from-home jobs and it's way easier than you think to get into it. Here are the steps to take if you want to become a freelance writer and start working from home!

I am so, so happy that How to Get Your First Freelance Writing Job was popular, especially since it really has the power to transform your life.  There is so much opportunity out there for freelancers, you just have to figure out how to get your foot in the door.  And that is exactly what this post is about!  Freelance writing has given me so many opportunities, I wouldn’t be the same person without it (and certainly wouldn’t have had the courage or skill to start this blog!).  If you’re unhappy in your job, want to add more flexibility to your life, or need some side money, then check this out!


10 Best Gifts for the Tech-Loving Dad

Figuring out what to buy a dad can be the hardest thing ever, but they all LOVE tech gadgets! Here's a great list to get you started.

Looks like I’m not the only one who struggles shopping for the men in my life!  Thank God for tech gadgets.  I am constantly updating 10 Best Gifts for the Tech Loving Dad (which I assume is why it remains popular), so the next time you’re clueless as to what to get for your hubby or dad, make sure to check back in. 🙂


Thank you all so, so much for spending your time on MBA sahm!  I am so grateful to be able to spend my time building this little online world.  Please tell me what you’d like to see in future posts! I love any forms of inspiration I can get 🙂  And Happy New Year!


What a fabulous year 2015 was! These were the popular posts according to my fabulous readers. Thanks for such a great year!

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