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
A self-professed Spanx wearer, who horse-laughs at every opportunity, Jennifer Doyle is the mother of two closely spaced young tots and is one of the most likeable mommy bloggers around. Doyle even has a tab at the top of her blog for blogging tips - she’s that willing to spread the wealth - and developed a much-loved Blog Tip Sharing Project. Her site also shares those epic, silly episodes that most of us can relate to, like “My husband and I squabbled over a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.”And while her ability to tell tales will get her far, it is also her reflections on the act and process of being a mommy blogger that earn her a select place in our list. Doyle writes: “There is nothing simple about quitting. Blogging has become such a part of who I am.” Her continual reflections on this insular, confusing new realm set her apart.
Read Jennifer Doyle’s favorite blog posts of 2009 and why she loved them:
“Rookie preschool mistake that ended in personal humiliation and possibly sentenced my son as a social outcast for the remainder of his schooling years.”
“It’s always fun to get a lesson in evangelism while shopping at the grocery store.”
“My husband made the faux pas of the century and somehow managed to keep his favorite body parts intact.”