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
With pastel fonts and a pale pink background, The Mommy Blog transmits a warm and fuzzy persona, but Mindy Roberts flaunts her flaws and keeps her “real mom” quotient high. In between the daily struggles of single-parenting, she’s managed to found other websites, a design company and become a spokeswoman for the mommy blogging community. (She’s a regular panelist on Momversation, appears on ABC News, Oprah and Johnson’s Baby Channel, is a member of the Sony Mom Blog Team and was a speaker at the Chicks Who Click, among other things.) Roberts admits, “You know you’ve hit the big time when the networks want to know what you think of Jon and Kate.” She’s also the author of Mommy Confidential: Adventures From the Wonderbelly of Motherhood. So, if you want to stay on the up-and-up in the mommy blogger world, you’d best check The Mommy Blog first to see what you missed.