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
Babble isn’t alone in celebrating the woman behind CityMama; Forbes recently rated Stefania Pomponi Butler one of their one Top Ten Mommy ‘Hood Gurus. Pomponi Butler describes herself as a radical, political, local-food-sourcing, mostly organic, cooking-from-scratch, full-time working parent. In her words, “Cooking well for my family is a political act, dammit!” Mommy bloggers like Butler, whose devotion to their special passions have not diminished but rather grown with the advent of children, deserve our recognition. There’s no room for indifference in the top 50 mommy bloggers, so even if City Mama strikes you as slightly shrill in her call to take your kids to a u-pick farm, at least you know where she stands. Lest we overstate her political presence (some of which has leaked over from her other site MOMocrats, a progressive politics mom-gathering spot of which she is the founder), her menu plans will get you craving and planning delicious family sit-downs.
Read Stephanie Pomponi Butler’s favorite blog posts of 2009: