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
In 2006, Jill Asher was stunned to find that a blog tailored to the Silicon Valley parenting experience did not already exist. Mommy blogs were already in full swing, but Asher filled a substantial vacuum by building up a regional moms’ community that has since taken off like any well-capitalized Silicon Valley project. The Silicon Valley Moms Group LLC now owns regional mom blogs across the U.S. and has a network of more than 350 bloggers. In its role as the founding regional mom blog, the Silicon Valley Moms Blog tends to introduce larger feature changes like the popular A Byte Out of Life video series, which features a video conference of moms tackling hot button issues, or a book club meant to feel like an online version of your monthly meeting. The book club is flush with books about the mom experience and on improving our kids, and the holiday coupon guide is a useful tool for the lean season. Unlike many of our picks, this blog isn’t for the edgy; it’s just straight-forward connecting over info you can use.