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
“Two more yuppies raising their kids in the most dangerous city in America,” are what Wood and Dutch, pseudonyms for the mom and dad duo who write Sweet Juniper, call themselves as transplants from San Francisco to Detroit. Their “About Us” section doesn’t say much more, but it does have a list of over 300 inspirational figures, including whale watchers and linguists. Needless to say, they’re quirky(and not technically a mommy blog, as Dutch and Wood both contribute). Dutch thinks of himself not as a former lawyer but as a “Gentleman of Elegant Leisure” (he’s now a SAHD), while Wood continues to head into the office. Fellow fans of street urchins will delight in their Friday Morning Street Urchin Blogging feature, weekly pictorials of nineteenth and early twentieth century soot-faced youngsters in britches. But we’d certainly be remiss if we didn’t mention the potent, beautiful writing in the Reminiscin’ category where the couple takes turns vividly recapturing stories from their past. Sweet Juniper reads less like a mommy blog than a New Yorker issue centered on parenthood.