Our favorite mom blogs of 2012
As the blogosphere evolves and grows, it gets harder and harder to stand out. These eight mom bloggers continually engaged us in 2012 and brought unique insights into the experience of being a mother.
Magda Pecsenye of AskMoxie has a rare talent for troubleshooting. She’s also experienced a lot of living, from being a married stay-at-home mom to a divorced work-at-home mom. Magda’s posts range from advice columns to open calls for venting and commiserating. She helps other moms with issues like weaning, potty training and tantrums. Accessible and friendly on Twitter, Magda is a true resource to the blogging community. We love Magda’s spirit of giving.
Mama's Losin' It
At Mama’s Losin’ It, former English teacher Kathy looks at parenting from a humorous point of view. Known as Mama Kat to her readers and friends, Kathy takes on the ups and downs of motherhood and pokes some good-natured fun at trends in the mom blogosphere. Her latest post on the epidemic of chalkboard paint isn’t just funny, it also functions as a writing prompt to inspire other bloggers. We love the way Kat fosters a sense of camaraderie.
Woulda Coulda Shoulda
Reading Mir Kamin’s blog, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, feels like returning to an old friend every time you drop by. Opening up on difficult topics like divorce, mental illness and autism, Mir shares her stories with eloquence and quiet honesty. While dealing with crisis situations, Mir manages to maintain a grounded and oftentimes humorous look at life. Her blogging approach focuses on experience and writing, making it a rare gem in the frenetic blogosphere.
There’s a reason Liz Gumbinner's blog Mom101 remains at the top of the mom blogosphere year after year. Liz balances a great many things in her life and on her blog, from work and parenting to humor and gravity. She recently worked with One Moms and blogged about her travels to Ethiopia. Liz takes on issues that are important to many readers, offering a perspective that rings far truer than what one might find on a traditional media outlet. We love Liz’s blend of snark and compassion.
For many women, it takes becoming a parent to truly understand all the effort, love and heartache that went into being raised. Mom Generations is a blog that combines the parenting experiences of two generations of women with glamorous tips and tricks that inspire. Sisters Jane Govednik, Audrey McClelland and mom Sharon Couto team up to bring Mom Generations to life. We love the stylish fashion reports from these glamour mamas.
Elita Kalma, mom of two, shares breastfeeding activism and news as well as her personal accounts of parenting on her longstanding blog, Blacktating. She has a unique voice and takes a look at attachment parenting, extended nursing, green living, breastfeeding advocacy and race issues with a no-nonsense approach. Blacktating commonly features inspiring photos of women feeding their babies. We love Elita’s dedication to providing women with breastfeeding tools and education.
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Over the years, humor blogger Brittany Gibbons has undergone major changes in the public eye. As her blog Barefoot Foodie became more popular, she began building a career as a writer and social media personality. Rebranded as Brittany, Herself, she has become an outspoken voice for positive body image and co-founded the successful group blog, Curvy Girl’s Guide. We love Brittany’s unabashed TMI and personal style.
The Feminist Breeder
Gina Crosley-Corcoran is a certified childbirth educator and certified doula. A former rock star (really!), Gina is a self-proclaimed birth junkie and provides childbirth information and lively discussion on the intersection between motherhood and feminism on her blog, The Feminist Breeder. Gina shares stories of her own experiences with birth and parenting, as well as uncensored opinions on the blogging world and current parenting and birth trends. We love her unique blend of rock star and nurturing attitudes.