In the world of blogging, moms have got it going on -- and in the world of design, moms rule the roost. Each year, Babble celebrates the women curating the most creative and innovative finds in style, décor, and craft. They're designers, crafters, hostesses, and stylists who juggle it all with after school play dates, dirty laundry, family meals, and bedtime.
This year's list boasts perennial favorites and also showcases new moms who are taking the scene by storm, one perfectly coordinated outfit – and room -- at a time. If you're on the hunt for the latest and greatest ideas, tips, or tutorials, these are them.
Have a design mom blogger that you adore? Nominate her here, and maybe she'll make an appearance on next year's list! — Cyd Converse
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The what’s what: Young House Love is widely heralded as the best of the best decor blogs for the starter-home crowd, redefining what it means to live in a fixer-upper. Documenting all the hits and misses of renovating a dated mid-century ranch, Sherry Petersik and her partner-in-crime, her husband John, show off just how far elbow grease and spray paint can go to take a home from ho-hum to showstopper. From installing a toilet to tiling a backsplash, from making no-sew curtains to refinishing furniture, Young House Love has your home improvement itch covered with tutorials that take the mystery out of laying flooring.
The mama: Sherry is mom to a daughter (Clara) and a pooch (Burger). Alongside her husband John, she’s spent the last few years inspiring the masses to hammer and paint their way to a more beautiful home. Their first book is due out in 2013.