On The Blogroll: Mommy Shorts

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Blogging From: New York, New York

Mommy Shorts might just be the mother load of mommy blogs, no pun intended. This blog/parenting humor/witty advice/adorable baby log/brilliantly designed page is a tour de force in the blogosphere; you could truly surf around its brilliance for ages.

Founder Ilana is a multi-faceted Manhattan mom of one. Not only does she tackle a day job in advertising, she’s also a completely involved mom with toddler Mazzy, who is more adorable than words, and rocking a great marriage to husband and hands on daddy Mike. If you’re scoping out top-notch parenting advice, just “Ask Dr. B” through an insightful column geared at getting you the best mommy answers in the biz. Are you desperately in need of a few laughs after a long day with your tot? Poke around the site for founder Ilana’s gorgeously designed and oh-so-funny, dead-on pie charts (example: Focus of a Two-Year Old at Their Birthday Party…pie chart says: 78% of the focus goes to cake.) She keeps the laughs going with an entire section dedicated to “Celebrity Parenting Snark,” keeping non-famous parents in the know with the luxurious lives of the rich and famous and their even more famous little ones. Suri Cruise and Rachel Zoe’s tiny guy Skyler are regulars here.

If you’re still reading this review and haven’t logged in yet, I’ll give you even more reasons to be a Mommy Shorts convert. You can seek out guidance on the best in baby design. Whether it be cribs, artisan birthday cakes or innovative play kitchen sets for your little baker, the best and finest digs for your kid are on Mommy Shorts. Every mom loves to brag too, and what better way than with photo contests and fan albums?  Themed photo contests like “My baby looks like…” are extremely popular and garner loads of entries from tons of proud mamas alike. A sponsored sidebar called “Momversation” helps spark debate from real moms concerned about issues with how we teach body image to our children and what the right age to send your kiddies off to kindergarten should be.

It all comes down to this: if you’re a mom who wants to always be in the loop with parenting, brilliant anecdotes, stories, conversations, photos and pick the brain of a fearless leader type mom, start clicking your way over to Mommy Shorts and be just as amazed with this great blog as you were with your baby’s milestones. -- Melanie Baker


To see more of our web favorites and a funny quote from Ilana, check out The Best of the Rest of the Web.

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