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
While it’s fine to be a solution-focused parent or an alpha mom, loosening up and letting things go is also important. Sarcastic Mom’s place on our list reflects that need for balance, exchanging poop jokes rather than potty training tips. With a brief introduction (“I’m Lotus. I write. I photograph. I kick wipe ass”) Sarcastic Mom launches into the business of recounting mommydom with all the sarcasm she can muster. She’s got a thing for breasts, or in her lingo, “bewbs,” even sponsoring two Bewb Fests: tasteful photo contests featuring the best mom boobs around. But Sarcastic Mom is not only about sizzling wit. She also turns to joking as a means of coping not only with motherhood but with her thyroid disorder, Hashimoto’s disease, and miscarriages. In true survival through joking mode, Sarcastic Mom has written to everyone she hates and loves most in life. Check it out and then write a few notes yourselves. You’ll thank her.
Read Lotus Carroll’s favorite blog posts of 2009 and why she loved them:
“This is quite simply a piece of my heart. I tend to reflect on my past quite a lot, and this post was the result of my doing that and drawing some conclusions about the present-and even the future.”
“This said almost everything about being a Mom, for me, so far. I think many mothers (and fathers) can identify with this post because it throws the frustration and beauty of parenting right into one ball and rolls it straight into our faces.”
“I’ve written quite a lot about my experiences with miscarriage and the feelings I’ve had as a result. This is my most recent post related to the topic. Like the other posts, I hope it makes other miscarriage sufferers feel less alone and teaches those who haven’t experienced this what it’s like to be on the other side. Pain and joy can co-exist.”