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
Despite the title of their blog, Michelle Lamar and Molly Wendland are successful entrepreneurs whose popular blogging landed them extensive media coverage and a book deal. The subtitle of their 2008 The White Trash Mom’s Handbook concisely sums up their blog’s m.o.: “Embrace Your Inner Trailerpark, Forget Perfection, Resist Assimilation into the PTA, Stay Sane and Keep Your Sense of Humor.” While you’ll find plenty of urging to step away from the June Cleaver ideal, you won’t find any how-to guides on serving squirrel for dinner (though you will find a recipe for making sushi out of hostess Twinkies). White Trash seems to be a catch-all label for anything these mommies deem slightly lewd, untoward or against the grain, like their link to cats that look like Hitler, tampon crafts or celebrating National Margarita Day. White Trash Mom’s ability to mix the ridiculous with real tips on coping with teens and school-age children make this site a rousing read.