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Top 50 Mom Blogs, 2010

Babble's inaugural Top 50 Mom Blogger list began by saying that "mom bloggers make a difference." Well, it's 2010 now, and you'd have to be under a parenting stone not to know that already. Not only do they make "a" difference, but for many moms in cities and towns and burbs nationwide they make the difference, providing information, LOLs, "I've-been-there-sister" reassurance, and perhaps more than anything, the camaraderie that helps get you through the long, breakfast-till-you-put-them-down day.

As a collective, mom bloggers have given the previously too closed, too private, too go-through-it-alone experience of motherhood a voice. And does that voice travel! From major media figures including Lisa Belkin of the New York Times blog Motherlode to ma-without-pop operations such as Bacon Is My Enemy, these virtual sisters are broadcasting their real-mom experiences loud and clear.

And we couldn't be more happy to help them be heard. So for this year's Top 50, we had a group of mom blogger/parenting experts make their choices, then we dug over the data and compiled the 50 mom bloggers you should be following for 2010.

It was tough to trim it to 50, but that's where you come in. Please, please, nominate your favorites, too! Let the world know just how many and how great the mom bloggers out there are. We're all one big community, and the better we know each other, the more we all benefit. Look for your nominations on our 2011 list next year and, in the meantime, read, write, and link up. We're all in it together! - The Babble Editors

TOP 50 MOM BLOGS, 2010

best written

 1

Lisa Belkin »

Motherlode

 2

Catherine Connors »

Her Bad Mother

 3

Rebecca Woolf »

Girls Gone Child

 4

Alice Bradley »

Finslippy

 6

Erin Kotecki Vest »

Queen of Spain

 7

Karen Walrond »

Chookooloonks

 8

Liz Gumbinner »

Mom 101

 9

Julie »

A Little Pregnant

10

Katie Allison Granju »

MamaPundit

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106 thoughts on “Top 50 Mom Blogs 2010

  1. Joe Lazauskas says:

    I LOVE Finslippy. She’s absolutely hilarious!

  2. TimeOutDad says:

    What about Dad Blogs?

  3. Love That Max says:

    I love Finslippy, too! And Her Bad Mother and Scary Mommy and Free Range Kids, to name a few friends. VERY proud to be included here among such awe-inspiring bloggers.

  4. Sarah Bryden-Brown says:

    I wish I could do what these women do. They are stand-out good.

  5. Margaret Wheeler Johnson says:

    @TimeOutDad John Cave Osborne wrote about the list over at Strollerderby — from a dad blogger’s perspective. You might enjoy his take: http://blogs.babble.com/strollerderby/2010/11/08/its-here-the-50-mother-of-all-lists-babbles-top-50-mom-bloggers/
    -Margaret, Assistant Editor

  6. TimeOutDad says:

    @Margaret – Thanks SO much! There should be a top 100 Parent Blogs. As moms and dads, we work as a team.

  7. Lea Davis Roark says:

    Feast After Famine has been a must-read for me since its debut. She’s a great writer–by turns hilarious, poignant, insightful.

    http://www.feastafterfamine.com

  8. citymamaj says:

    Seriously-4, maybe 5 mamas of color out of 50? And maybe 3 mamas of kids with special needs?

  9. Bonnie Pelletier Komick says:

    I love Kate and Lydia of Rants From Mommyland, and The Blogess too, and Mom-O-Matic is much loved as well!

  10. Melissa Novak Dunlap says:

    Great list. Thanks for sharing!

  11. MochaMommy says:

    Great list. But next year, try to get a bit more diversity! There are a ton of mom blogs out there that are funny, controversial and widely-read; AND are written by women of color.

  12. heather says:

    dooce

  13. reallybabble says:

    Is it just me or does babble continue to use the mom bloggers over and over? Yes they are talented but lets see some new, undiscovered bloggers.

  14. Jessica Wilzig Gottlieb says:

    Thank you so much for including me with such dynamic and talented women.

    One of my favorite mom blogs? Nic at MyBottlesUp.com

  15. Momma Data says:

    How about the “expert” moms? Like the psychologists, pediatricians, scientists, and others writing great, informative and entertaining blogs about children, parenting, and other topics? I’d love to see some on the list next year.

  16. Sonya Siebe says:

    Dooce!

  17. Amy Thompson says:

    What an honor to be included with such amazing women! Thanks so much! Can’t wait to check out some of the other blogs…

  18. Richelle Taylor Krzak says:

    Congrats to all the sharp ladies nominated! Thanks also to everyone who has voted for Biz e-Mom’s Blog. You are awesome

  19. bummer says:

    It seems like a lot of the same blogs as last year. I also wonder why more of the top reader nominated blogs weren’t included. So many of my favorites made the top 10 on that list but aren’t here.

  20. Katie Yost Kavulla says:

    Does anyone know how long the “liking” is going to be open on the nominations list?

  21. Kathleen says:

    Wonderful list! I’d like to see a nod to the great mom podcasts out there too – like The Because Show, Manic Mommies, Musing Mommies, Naptime Radio: there are so many good ones!

  22. Rajee Pandi says:

    Great list. I think I missed to participate.

  23. Sayed says:

    Those are really good ones too. Thanks! ;-)
    http://www.hugeh.com
    wwwbabycell.in

  24. Twinpossible says:

    I’m fairly new to the blog game, but I would love to see all mommy bloggers, having a chance at winninga ‘Title’, so to speak. There are so many, amazing, witty, and inspiring, mommy bloggers, out there on the web today. Having a simple top 50, just isn’t enough, though one day, I’d surely love to make the list *Smile*.

    Congrats to all the winners! I am sure they are all well deserved. Mommy bloggers ROCK!

    Shelly

    http://www.twinpossible.com

  25. Nats says:

    Loving this new world! We moms are a true force. Have some belly laughs with an honest mommy at http://www.mothertruth.com.

  26. Casual observer says:

    hate to be saying it, but this site seems to have and enable Moms to vote for themselves, over and over (aka Jens list).

  27. Ranny Levy says:

    Flattered that my own blog is included and loved finding others. Great list. When does the voting end?

  28. J says:

    Mom blogs are great! They are so practical, authentic, and helpful. I’ve been enjoying marriage blogs too. Check out: http://www.rockyourmarriage.org.

  29. Matt M says:

    I have a product that i would love you bloggers to try and let me know what you think of it. I have no Idea how to use this network. What do I do?

  30. Yvette Ulloa says:

    What wonderful blogs! I’m really glad I found you and I’ll really get the word out to everyone about them!! Great job…

    Yvette Ulloa
    http://www.viptravelbug.com

  31. Cr8tiveMoM says:

    More power to the Moms :) I love that we can vote for ourselves and share information that other moms might need or relate to. @cr8tiveMoM

  32. Theresa Burley Hughes says:

    Great list, found a few blogs I didn’t know about.

  33. Stella Gilbert says:

    Hi my name is Stella Gilbert,
    I have just started my own online store. I would like to know what I need to do to sign up for your Blog. My site is called Sweetlilbabycakes.com
    Thank you,
    Stella

  34. Holly Wojahn says:

    Hi! My daughter and I have co- authored a Childrens book,( which I have illustrated) entitled, “Bon Bon, Voyage”. Ours is the story of Bridget, who circles the globe sampling desserts. Kids learn words in a variety of languages, and fun facts about different countries. ” Bon Bon Voyage” comes with a CD of original songs written by Award winning music composers, the Wojahn Brothers. ( They write the music for the Jack in the Box commercials, Fruit of the Loom, and many more!) check out our Bon Bon VoyageFacebook page for more info!!!

  35. Aatent Application says:

    As a collective, mom bloggers have given the previously too closed, too private, too go-through-it-alone experience of motherhood a voice. And does that voice travel! From major media figures including Lisa Belkin of the New York Times blog Motherlode to ma-without-pop operations such as Bacon Is My Enemy, these virtual sisters are broadcasting their real-mom experiences loud and clear.

  36. ruedelabucherie dot blogspot dot says:

    It’s amazing how exhausting the first year of parenting is (especially if you have multiple children). I have two toddlers (4 and 3 years) who no longer take naps and a 7 month old baby. I have zero time to myself and I’m a walking zombie. At least I know that there are other moms out there experiencing the same thing!

  37. Sarah says:

    SouleMama is one of the best bloggers out there. It’s not like she’s new, but she’s still amazing. I read her every day, right there with Design Mom.

  38. Random Dad says:

    Looking forward to hearing more about dad blogs too!

  39. Emily Rose Riggs says:

    Adorable Handcrafted Baby Ballet Slipper with Satin Ties.
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  40. KooKoo Bear says:

    We enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Happy me! I’m looking forward to further checking this out! Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

  42. Anonymous says:

    I love mommy blogs! I get so many tips on keeping a better home, and being a better wife and mom. Great job Lisa!
    I also have some tips on some great reward board/behavior chart systems. Take a look! Hopefully you’ll get some ideas!
    http://www.squidoo.com/behavior-reward-charts-that-work

  43. Mirror Note says:

    Are you a busy parent or executive on the go? Do you tend to forget things in your busy schedule?

    MirrorNote.com was created to help you be reminded of the things you need to do throughout the day by placing a simple reminder in the most obvious places, you car mirrors.

  44. Jintana Khieochaum says:

    Great site! I really enjoyed visiting some of the them! The Sorority Wisdom March’s edition has been dedicated to the business of babies – find out how to juggle a career with having a family. http://www.thesorority.org

  45. sarareeed says:

    Motherlode is the coolest “mom” site on the web!..congrats Lisa! Also, don’t forget about http://www.preschoolpilot.com it’s the Yelp of the Preschool World!

  46. Cyelii says:

    You’re the garetest! JMHO

  47. Sarah Droege Lopez says:

    You have to check out mud pies and minivans blog. http://mudpiesandminivans.blogspot.com/

  48. Dellice Clancy says:

    Im starting out and I love reading this blog hope to one day be half as good..

    Please check out mine
    http://www.delliceetc.blogspot.com

  49. Anonymous says:

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  50. Anonymous says:

    Mommy Freebies, Coupons and Advice on using coupons, visit us at http://www.reasonablyless.com

  51. KatieDecker says:

    Fabulous read. I love her lifestyle suggestions…I just tried a pilates class she recommended in NYC .. surpassed expectations. I tried a 5 class demo and now go back regularly.

    http://www.trubates.com/new-york-ny/offer/14560/79-for-185-five-pilates-equipment-classes/?utm_source=avi&intro=mp&utm_medium=babble

  52. JoenJen says:

    Hey allsorry for the off-topic post! We have a little family blog over on the Cherokee sitecheck us out when you have a minute! (I know it sounds corporate, but it really, really is just a family blog. Honest!) Anyway, were giving away 10 free AAA memberships to readers and Facebook followers. Just tell us your best childhood road trip memory and what made it memorable

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  53. thrivingmom says:

    I’m curious why Sarah Hoffman’s blog is listed twice? Currently at #16 as “Sarah Hoffman, writer” and also at #44 Sarah Hoffman.

  54. momof2 says:

    Moms…Dads…All Parents! You have to check this site out. It really helped me and my kids. http://kmc2011.childbrain.hop.clickbank.net

  55. Anne Walsh Bragg says:

    Hi I’m a new blogger and just learning the ropes. I love being a mom. I love cooking and crafting and just being at home.

    Check out my blog at

    http://www.mammamiachronicles.com

  56. Christina Davis says:

    I started my blog a couple of months ago as a way share. Share some of the wonderful advice that I felt was swimming in my head and had no outlet. Little did I know that I would be letting my life unfold onto the computer keyboard and be sharing so much of myself. Great way to break up to mommy monotony and share great pieces of advice that has been passed onto me along the way. Check it out wowmomlife.com

  57. Kelly says:

    Has anyone else noticed how Momastery suddenly appeared at the top of the list? I figured her blog must be pretty good, so I took a look. Not my style, but she does has a large following on Facebook, where she and her followers are coaching each other on how to cheat the system and vote many, many times in succession. Not cool. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Momastery/178909129709

  58. Ann Terry says:

    This is a great list… I think that it’s quite useful, especially for moms looking for advice.

    On a sidenote, if anyone is thinking about throwing a themed party for their kids, here’s a great suggestion! http://www.madscience.org/locations/east/madscienceparties2.aspx?sm=11099

  59. Anonymous says:

    the first 50 years of parenthood are the toughest

  60. newmom824 says:

    I was at a loss at what to do with my son’s behavioral issues but this helped almost immediately and the results have been consistent. I really appreciate these techniques so much..

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  61. Cactus says:

    This artlice keeps it real, no doubt.

  62. BeautyBaby says:

    For the mommy who wants to look her gorgeous self with the latest beauty products and also find the coolest new baby and toddler items…check out this blog, Beauty And A Baby, at beautyandababy.blogspot.com!

  63. Anonymous says:

    Very relevant and simplified perspective.
    http://www.BabyMomStreet.com

  64. Doreen Cormier LaPointe says:

    My name is Doreen LaPointe and I have started a company called Sleepover Palz. I would love to share with all of you mommies my website. Visit us at Sleepoverpalz.com to look at our new creation. It will make you and your children look at bedtime alittle differently..

  65. Emma Zu says:

    My name is Emma ..I just want to create a blog, this bog give me many inffo about how to create a good and fresh blog.. Thaks for Rian !!
    http://freebloggertool.blogspot.com/

  66. Shannon Bradley Colleary says:

    Hi guys — I’m currently #17 on your Vote For the Top 50 Mom Blogs of 2011. Unfortunately the blurb about my site is inaccurate. It’s no longer a pregnancy blog. I was wondering if there was any way to update that information? Thank you!

  67. odlrekqdxd says:

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  68. Working Mom says:

    I’m sure it was hard to choose the top 50..there are so many great mommy bloggers!!! As a mom myself, I find it hard to get work done. So, for all you moms that need time to concentrate on your blogs, try using http://www.nannycare.com to find a free babysitter or nanny. It’s just like Facebook but its for families seeking help and its Free! Put in your zip code and then email babysitters or “Add” them as friends…it’s super easy!

  69. t says:

    you can check out my mommy blog at monkeysmommy.com

  70. Girl to Mom Heidi Ferrer says:

    I’ve found all of my favorite bloggers from this list. And this year I’m number 7 on the nominations list- I have a special needs boy (10 body casts for severe scoliosis) and this community has given me laughter, new friends and now a book agent! Love it.

    Girl to Mom.com- Heidi Ferrer

  71. Anonymous says:

    Check out http://www.lollipopsshop.com
    Super cute urban hip online childrens boutique.
    We carry USA made clothing and item only

  72. Anonymous says:

    Military wife, mother of twins + 2 more, and laughing myself sane. Check out my most popular post- “Call me a Lunatic” – the cross Canada driving tour was nothing compared to a day at the mall with 4 kids. http://h-a-p-p-e.blogspot.com/2011/03/call-me-lunatic.html

  73. Anonymous says:

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    JudiZuzu toy boxes are now on SALE for 30% OFF. The holidays are coming and its the perfect gift for grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles to buy their little loved ones.

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    They can either be painted with a design on the front only, solid color, painted on three or all sides. Sturdy hinging on top with two sturdy safety hinges and finger slots. An inside shelf for separating seasonal clothes from toys.

    Lets design something special for your childs room. Call Judith at (845) 246.5291 or email Connect@JudiZuzu.com to discuss.

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  74. Mamma Raised Me This Way says:

    Congratulations Lisa! I love your unplugged voice of reason and sanity!! On another note – check out http://www.gofatcat.com. Their 10% off gift cards — for major retailers — are perfect for the holidays.

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  76. norab23 says:

    You’ve got to see this wonderful Christmas site. Find Santa in your home! Perfect treat for you kids on xmas morning! Check it out.www.santaoncamera.com

  77. crayon collector says:

    This is an amazing idea http://www.crayoncollection.com. It sends all our gently used crayons to kids in need right in our own nearby low income neighborhoods. This is simply a recycling and re-using crayon collection :)

  78. Anonymous says:

    Check out my blog at Alaskanbambino.blogspot.com-cloth diapers, travel and outdoors…all while being a first time mom!

  79. modernmothersclub says:

    congratulations Lisa Belkin…Please check out my blog http://www.modernmothersclub.com I would love to be voted top 50 mom blog one day. show some support to my new baby and let me know what you think… Thank you everyone

  80. LiveGood says:

    Here’s a great idea for moms and kids…

    http://www.LiveGoodInc.com has a beautiful line of luxurious, 100% certified organic sateen sheets and pretty pleated pillows that would make great holiday gifts! Their baby/ kids line of pillows is decorated with cute little animals, like whales, penguins, and elephants!

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  83. Anonymous says:

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  87. Shorty the Dreamer says:

    For words as grade schooler’s toys see http://www.shortythedreamer.com

  88. Anonymous says:

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  89. hirt says:

    Hey, I found out how to win a Free Johnson’s Baby Relief Kit. You can get yours here:
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  90. flying mom says:

    Does anyone out there have a toddler who throws an oscar winning performance tantrum? Mine does or shall I say did:)..check out the link below that truly helped me talk to my 2.5 year old son! Love, Love this book!! YAY!

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  91. The Moms Toolkit says:

    Interested in raising children with good character? Need to get your kids to do chores without nagging? Homework without complaining? Check out http://www.themomstoolkit.com. There are all kinds of tools, advice, ideas, etc. available at your fingertips.

  92. Junglebooks team says:

    We’re building an electronic children’s book app. Take a few minutes to influence the design. You could win a free children’s book! http://bit.ly/junglebookssurvey

  93. veggiemom says:

    Just read a great story about vegetables being superheroes. http://www.batbean.com

  94. Androff13 says:

    HI Lisa,
    I have invented an amazing sun burn gel of which I would love for you to review, if that is possible.
    Please contact me at Scott@androffgroup.com
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  96. Anonymous says:

    Great Mom advice at http://www.harvardmomadvice.com. A clear roadmap on how to help your child maximize his/her potential in school.

  97. Anonymous says:

    Check out a great new tool for math help and college planning at http://www.textbooktactics.com. Having already helped over 4,000 kids on youtube.com/textbooktactics, let your child be next!!

  98. mommyunplugged says:

    mommyunplugged.com appreciates the work of Lisa Belkin, as we’re all about our true voice.
    Hopefully, our line of edgy eCards not only make moms get a laugh during their day – but also helps them realize they’re not alone!

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