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
According to New York Times editorial columnist David Brooks and Time magazine, Rebecca Woolf of Girl’s Gone Child is smack in the center of the hipster parenting movement. The Time piece is more observational, while Brooks sneers at what he calls “hipper-than-thou” parenting, targeting Woolf’s rhetorical “who says becoming a mom means succumbing to laser tattoo removal and moving to the suburbs?” But we love her not only because she’s hip; there’a also her fabulous writing and unique point of view. Plus, she’s truthful in areas where there’s a real dearth of honesty, and if that’s now synonymous with hip parenting, so be it. Sometimes we all need someone to stand up and loudly declare: “Sure, my belly flab is rolling over the waistband of my jeans like a fog but f**k it, this is how I look in my current state . . . As for now? I’ll rock the s**t out of my muffin top because guess what? No more panel pants or elastic waistbands. I be rockin’ my skinny jeans, bitches.” And some 17,851 others would agree.
Read Rebecca Woolf’s favorite blog posts of 2009: