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
The sardonically titled Suburban Bliss explores the paradox of loving your kids but hating the guilt, humiliation and talking involved in parenting in the suburbs (or elsewhere). As her masthead suggests, Melissa Summers condones parents keeping up a full adult life and partaking in playdate cocktails if the occasion calls for them (and fellow Babble 50 bloggers Stephanie Wilder-Taylor and Christine Mellor agree). Summers also addresses mom tedium throughout her blog with categories like job trauma, bad days, lice fest 2004, sigh: and limitless irritation- in which you’ll find general dissatisfaction and also extreme ire. But amidst all the venting, there are also good days full of fishing getaways to northern Michigan, annual pig roasts and designated dog-swimming days at the local pool.
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