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
For The Imperfect Parent, Kristen Chase writes Mominatrix , a sex column and now a book for parents with the slogan “No more Mrs. Nice Mom.” With post titles like “Frankengina” and “Heal the World through Sex Toys,” Mominatrix is real, thoughtful and not for the faint-hearted. Chase’s blog, Motherhood Uncensored, has a similarly adult-only feel at times – her blog roll is entitled, “Here’s Who I’m Reading When I Should Be Masturbating.” And while her Motherhood Uncensored posts deal with the everyday, Chase doesn’t condemn the drudgery as much as other blogs do. She’s set herself apart as a take-charge, fully actualized mama, from her “no surrender” approach to sex to her struggle with single-parenthood during her military husband’s deployment. We dig Motherhood Uncensored and Mominatrix because while new mom’s libidos may be famously (or mythologically?) low, censoring the issue ain’t gonna help.
Read Kristen Chase’s favorite blog posts of 2009 and why she loved them:
“A little insight into the rarely discussed physical effects of birthing three children.”
“A personal story on how social media can make the world a very small place and how sometimes that’s not such a good thing.”
“The Mominatrix discusses the growing trend of recreational viagra use among younger males.”