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 realize that the mommy bloggers on our list thus far are focused on the days after you bring home your bundle of joy - but what about the lead up? With Julie’s a little pregnant, you’ll get quite a complicated and intense path to parenthood. a little pregnant chronicles Julie’s four rounds of IVF, followed by an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, complicated third pregnancy, and the birth of her son Charlie, who was born ten weeks premature. Not meant as an unbiased, informative digest of IVF, Julie is openly and unapologetically opinionated about all things fertility. Even if you’re not concerned with fertility issues, readers will appreciate Julie’s embrace of the extreme degree of candor now commonplace in this sphere: “I lost my last vestiges of gynecological shame years ago - infertility treatment has only made me more brazen. At this point I’ll pretty much open my legs for anybody in a white coat, which tends to surprise the nice people behind the deli counter at the supermarket.”