6. Brandee Brown Barker
Lives in: Vancouver
Mom to: One child, age two
Topics: Cooking, fashion, child-rearing neuroticism.
Believes couple trying to reignite their sex life should move out of the bedroom. “You have an entire house, a yard, a car, a dark parking spot, a rarely used stairwell…you get the picture.”
Blogger most likely to: inspire you to swear like a truck driver whenever sharing a profound insight.
7. Laura O’Rourke
Lives in: Halifax
Mom to: Two kids, ages two, and three months
Topics: Mommy trends, child development, family values.
Candid about her memories of life without kids. “It meant full nights of sleep. It meant being social. It meant having a moment to myself. It meant showers and hair straighteners and makeup. It meant freedom and quiet and dates with my husband.”
Blogger most likely to: teach you how to take a proper maternity photo.
8. Catherine Connors
Lives in: New York City (formerly Ontario)
Mom to: Two kids, ages four and six
Topics: Feminism, social media, bullying.
Believes in being a bad mother. “I let my children watch more television than I’d ever publicly admit. I let them have cookies for breakfast. I let them stay up too late.”
Blogger most likely to: crush every mommy cliché you’ve ever conjured.