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
Mighty Girl Maggie Mason knows that branding counts when expanding your empire. In Mason’s world, everything begins with the adjective “mighty” – her shopping blog Mighty Goods (Time‘s top 50 websites, 2006), Mighty Haus (home design), and Mighty Junior (kid stuff). Mighty Girl reads like your new favorite lifestyle magazine: tips for living better, parenting, etiquette, DIY projects, entertaining, technology and a random category called “fun things.”
Having blogged since 2000, in 2008, Mason was included in Now Public’s 2008 list of Silicon Valley/San Francisco’s 50 Top Influencers. But ultimately, the popularity of Mighty Girl and its place on our list rests on her grand scheme, the Mighty Life List - a monumental, 100-item-long inventory of everything she hopes to do in her lifetime (which Intel sponsored!) It’s a jealousy-inducing blog, but it’s also fun to watch the list unfold. Mighty Girl has tender moments on her list as well, like taking her son on his first camping trip. If nothing else, Mighty Girl will convince you you’re not having nearly enough fun – and you should get a Fortune 500 company to sponsor your own worldwide adventure.