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
Parent Hacks is a twist on the popular site Lifehacker – it offers moms solutions for everything from what to say to your in-laws to how to install a new toilet. We’ve put this blog at the top of our list not only because it is utilitarian but because it promotes hive-mind.
This new generation of parents, as we’ve heard for the umpteenth time, has realized that they are the experts, the people closest to the problem and thus closer collectively to the solution. The site’s motto “parenting tips from the real experts: actual parents” leads to tips like “How to blow awesome bath time bubbles with baby shampoo!” and promoting your child’s self-image with a mood journal. Age and topic categories help you easily navigate this gold mine of information. We’ve seated Parent Hacks at the top of our list not only because it’s useful, but also because it satisfies another fundamental parenting urge – to share our wealth of knowledge and make the next parent’s life a little bit easier.