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
Chookooloonks certainly has the craziest name of all our mommy blogs, but it’s also the most visually stimulating in our top 50. Produced by the talented writer and photographer Karen Walrond and favoring close-ups from the natural and domestic world, Chookooloonks is full of positivity. Take the blissful Love Thursdays , where Walrond reflects on her great passions: writing, public speaking and photography. It’s hard not to feel wiser, more contemplative and generally perked up by her blog, like when a Love Thursday post featured her family making kissy faces for their annual family photo and offered the blessing to readers: “And may you have a day full of kissy-face.”
Her hybrid photo/text book, The Beauty of Different: Observations of a Confident Misfit, is full of reflections on individuality and difference and stems from her blog’s focus on identity issues. And her adopted daughter make the reading experience that much more layered.