BABBLE BEST - MOMMY BLOGGERS
Mommy bloggers make a difference. Sometimes it's their confessional tone that helps you feel like you're not the only one, sometimes their simple honesty puts you at ease, and sometimes they're so funny, you almost snarf your protein shake. There are the bloggers we relate to and there are others we watch like a train wreck, but no matter where we're coming from, we're all part of the same overwhelming, magical situation.
That's why we're dedicating the inaugural Babble Top 50 list to those who know best: moms. Babble staff and contributors compiled our top mommy-blogger picks based on the following criteria: most controversial, funniest, most confessional, best design, most useful and best written (though we left off Babble's own mommy bloggers because, as with our own kids, we couldn't possibly pick a favorite). These are our picks, but we're sure you'll have something to say on the matter, too.
- The Babble Editors
One of Nielsen’s 50 Power Moms and Forbes’ Top 10 Mommy ‘Hood Gurus, publisher/editor-in-chief of Cool Mom Picks, Brooklyn Heights-based Liz Gumbinner might look like another trendy blogging mama, but as she commented to the New York Post: “I’m kind of tired of the ‘indie hipster smirking at the world around you’ thing . . . cynicism has its place when you’re, like, 20 and raging against the world, but once you become a parent, I think you owe your kids a little better than that.”
Gumbinner’s famous for her writing on Mom 101 about the sanctimommy trend; in her blog post she describes a particular breed of judgmental mom: “She has read every baby book, and has decided that her expert of choice is the expert and that heeding any other parenting theories is akin to worshipping false idols.” Gumbinner’s objectives - to put people at ease, not channel sanctimommy, and to post (often loudy) “I AM NOT READY FOR THIS” about new parenting trials - make for a lively read.
Read Liz Gumbinner’s favorite blog posts of 2009: