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
Blogluxe rated Nie Nie Dialogues the most inspiring of 2009 and Oprah shared her story with millions, but Stephanie Nielson had a devout and supportive following long before the accolades. After surviving a nearly fatal small plane crash, Nielson was left with severe burns all over her body. In addition to the extreme physical pain, Nielson had an equally challenging time facing her family and the general public, all the while mothering four children. Nielson leaves the notion of motherhood as drudgery behind - always overjoyed to be alive, Nielson nearly lost the chance to watch her children grow up.
In June 2009, less than a year after the accident, Nielson posted a slim shot of only her eyes after she’d sworn she’d never show photos of herself on her blog. Since then Nielson has revealed her slow recovery after multiple surgeries. Even if you never post one comment, when you read Nie Nie Dialogues you feel as though you’ve been invited into a community and are sharing in her recovery.