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
Amy is the mistress of the mommy blog Amalah, and she also shares her quick-witted mom information on AlphaMom and Mamapop. Parenting has been an ideal platform for Amy’s blunt sensibility and self-deprecation. Amy’s a fiery mama, using expletives and capital letters willy-nilly; she also fiercely loves her special-needs son Noah, now four, and her one-year old, Ezra. In one post, she captures the stress of the first pre-school drop-off - not in terms of worrying whether her son Noah will adjust well, but whether she’s capable of making new mom friends. She’s not; she wants to hurl herself at a nearby potted plant.
Amy’s take on the world is utterly relatable not because she documents the ins and outs of every bland day (though she does do some of this), but because she shares the inner monologues we’ve all had at one point - holding grudges against other parents, hating our preschool’s staff (whether momentarily or continually), or suffering through torturously long children’s books. If you’re looking for no BS and a full dose of personality, Amalah’s got you covered.