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
Erin Kotecki Vest, an award-winning broadcast journalist and popular blogger, likes to mention that she interviewed President Barack Obama and her photo taken with him. But there’s a lot more to get excited about on her blog, Queen of Spain, a name which emerged from a joke about Kotcki Vest’s bossiness. A politically active and engaged mother, hers is a “parent blog and political blog and personal blog.” She shatters the stereotype of mommy bloggers as self-absorbed navel-gazers in posts that get you thinking – and forwarding. Building on her prime time on-screen life, Vest keeps herself “in the conversation” by posting regularly to the Huffington Post and Momocrats (the Democratic moms coalition) and by working for BlogHer.
Read Erin Kotecki Vest’s favorite blog posts of 2009: