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
Once a blog written solely by Isabel Kallman, Alpha Mom is now a new media and research company that proposes that motherhood isn’t a natural instinct that emerges after we give birth. It’s connectivity - the need to reach out for answers, to check with your neighbor to see how they’re doing it - that comes naturally. And, as you guessed from the title, through that connectivity, you will find the BEST way to do things. Column titles contain alpha-esque phrases like Bossy, Smackdown, Buzz Off, Hotspot and Guide to Everything. The site maintains a highly relatable voice across its great amalgam of blogs; you’ll find “moms in the know” producing advice-driven quick reads. This grab-and-go style drives home a sense that if you just read all their great how-to manuals, you too could be an Alpha Mom. You won’t find heartfelt confessions, but if you’re looking to solve problems in a flash while scoping out new cashmere v-necks and digesting a baby sling smackdown, you’d best do your multi-tasking here.
Read Isabel Kallman’s favorite blog posts of 2009 and why she loved them:
“Written by super-talented blogger Amalah. Her advice-’Don’t ever, ever feel silly or foolish for calling your doctor after hours. Don’t ever feel like you’re inconveniencing anyone when you have even the slightest reason to worry that everything is not okay’- gave one pregnant mama the confidence to seek the care she needed as she was going into preterm labor. Obviously, we are proud of everything that we publish on Alpha Mom, but that right there? Knowing we are making a difference is what keeps us going every day.”
“This is one of our most popular articles whereby we show you how to make the best diaper cake ever. Our secret? HIDE BOOZE.”
“Our most popular craft post; it shows off the brilliance and ingenuity of our artist, Brenda Ponnay, and the love we have for helping moms have fun with kids.”