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
Her Bad Mother’s motto “bad is the new good” is a familiar one by now, but it is the passion with which Catherine Connors exerts her claim that we should all embrace the moniker that makes hers a must-read blog. Connors courageously writes for all to see, “I stopped breastfeeding because I was tired of it . . . I have left my children alone in the bathtub” – admissions that would safely place her in society’s bad mother camp, if she hadn’t placed herself there first. In addition to the enjoyment in sharing shocking confessions, Connors is passionate in her case against Western culture’s long and harmful romance with the “good mother.” Connors insists that there should be no consensus on what all mothers must do to be deemed “good,” furthermore we shouldn’t be judging each other in the first place. It’s a provocative discussion, one that caught the attention of the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the American Prospect, as well as CNN, ABC, CBC and BBC online. She also knows her way around celebrity gossip.
Read Catherine Connors’s favorite blog posts of 2009 and why she loved them:
“The post that I found most difficult to write this year, the post that felt most confessional, even though it wasn’t really about me, but also the post of which I was most proud. On grief and love and really, really hating the show Hoarders.”
“Why controversy around that whole Roman Polanski thing caused me to lose sleep at night: because I have a daughter, yes, but also because I have a son.”
“Naked is just another word for no more clothes to lose.”