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
We rarely miss an update from the paper of record’s mommy blog, the Motherlode. If we do, it’s likely a friend will forward us the latest discussion inspired by breaking news or a personal spill from its fearless leader, Lisa Belkin. We also put the Motherlode at the top of the list as it has improved our quality of life since we no longer have to dig through our google alerts for the best parenting news - Motherlode has us covered. In addition to Belkin’s commentary, Motherlode is sprinkled with guest posts that make us gasp and guffaw - occasionally at the same time.
Since the Motherlode has landed, it has quickly become a trusted source for parents looking for – and offering up – informed answers. And at times the comments from readers even rival the blog posts. When Belkin published a letter from a reader asking for advice about her “unwanted life” the hoi polloi responded in droves – and on target. Through Belkin’s original posts, the guests who grace the home page and the quality of the comments, the Motherlode has elevated the parenting conversation, something we should all be applauding.