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
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor isn’t just another mommy blogger reporting from the field. She has penned several momoirs, including, Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay, Naptime is the New Happy Hour and It’s Not Me It’s You: Subjective Recollections from a Terminally Optimistic, Chronically Sarcastic and Occasionally Inebriated Woman. Granting moms the license to drink to “soften the edges” made Wilder-Taylor a big hit. Eventually though, Wilder-Taylor realized that not only did she have a successful blog and persona on her hands, she also had a drinking problem. Now in recovery, her powerful recovery posts reflect her gift for storytelling and reflection.
We’ve put her high on our list because of her wonderful and engaging dose of daily sass and equally importantly for the courage to prove that (unlike in high-school cliques), as a mommy blogger, you don’t have to drink to be popular. She writes of a bedtime moment with her daughter: “This is why parenting is hard. It’s so hard because the rewards are so great. I’m glad I don’t drink because I would’ve missed that.”