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
Liz Thompson is like your friendly next-door neighbor who’s just invited you over for a cup of joe – in her seven-rooms-total-for-six-people house. Unlike any of the “hipper-than-thou” parents on our list, Thompson is unabashedly normal. Her full house comes complete with teenagers, dirty laundry, cats, a dog named Doofus, rooms that have been in mid-construction for fifteen years, fridge doors plastered with family photos, a broken dishwasher, soccer trophies, cutesy wallpaper, makeshift railings and New York Giants memorabilia. Stepping so fully into another mom’s chaotic home life may give some of you a case of the “oversharer” heebie jeebies, but going to Liz’s house also offers a welcome respite from the attack of the alpha moms.
Read Liz Thompson’s favorite blog posts of 2009 and why she loved them:
“The one where I twittered my daughter bleeding all over herself and the house.”
“The one where I decided to out my kids and use their real names.”
“The one where I give up the title ‘SAHM’ and continue to struggle with acronyms.”