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
Finslippy’s lengthy, well-written posts on life with her husband, Scott, and son, Henry, have earned her a large, loyal fan-base. Finslippy, a.k.a. Alice Bradley, posts in the “haven’t showered in days, gum in my hair” style. Notable for its sparse use of pictures, Finslippy chronicles her motherhood havoc in a way you’ll find entirely familiar.
Back in 2004, the name Finslippy came to her in a dream as a possible new name for dolphins. She created her blog and has been “working it” ever since. Alice Bradley is a Pushcart Prize-nomiated writer who has written for numerous publications. She writes “The Imperfectionist,” a monthly column for Redbook, and her book Let’s Panic About Babies!, written with Eden Kenneddy of fussy.org, will be out in the fall of 2010. She’s also the co-creator of the Let’s Panic About Babies site, and a panelist on Momversation. Called New Jersey’s biggest blogger, Bradley’s inclusion in Sleep Is for the Weak: The Best of the Mommy Bloggers helped cement her position as one of the top dogs.
Read Alice Bradley’s favorite blog posts of 2009:
“In defense of the only child.”
“Alice is determined to become massive.”
“What the typical six-year-old believes is going on in our heads all the time. “