Babble's Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011
Catherine Newman of Ben and Birdy
- #42 Babble Best
Many readers think of Catherine Newman more as a “writer” than a “blogger,” but the truth is, she’s both. In fact, she was one of the original mommy blogging voices with her regular – and very popular – column titled “Bringing Up Ben and Birdy” at BabyCenter.com. This column-slash-blog launched her critically acclaimed 2005 momoir, Waiting for Birdy, and since then her smart and tender writing has appeared everywhere from O Magazine to Brain, Child. But Newman’s fans are able to get an (almost) daily dose of her wit and wisdom, along with a glimpse into the life of her family. After all these years now spent with them, to her readers, Newman and her children almost seem like family members of their own.
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