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
Having given birth to “more kids than you can count on one hand,” Chris Jordan’s pseudo-militaristic approach to parenting works for us (and worked for us!). Announcing that she’s “fighting the war on terror one tantrum at a time,” Jordan’s life in the trenches is not always pretty. After all, at times there’s fresh throw-up on the white rug with no paper towels to be found. Jordan’s fans praise her for “keeping it real,” including reviews of not-so-chic products like Ritz crackers and Wish Bone salad dressing. But her no-nonsense approach extends to her blogging philosophy as well. After attending this year’s BlogHer, Jordan broadcast: I don’t want to insert words in my posts to make them more SEO friendly. I don’t want to know what my readers want me to write about. It is my life. I don’t take requests like a DJ. We give Jordan credit for her strong opinions and making the drudgery and sheer volume of parenting seven young kids entertaining, even if sometimes just reading her blog is exhausting.
Read Chris Jordan’s favorite blog posts of 2009: