The top mom bloggers — they make us laugh, they make us cry, and most importantly, they make us feel like we've got allies in this wonderfully weird world of parenting. Our Top 100 list is an annual salute to those who are brave enough to air their best and worst parenting moments, and includes blogosphere staples as well as newcomers. At Babble, we believe that all parents are in the business of raising the next generation together. We've brought people into the world who need us very deeply. And despite the "mommy wars" that hogged headlines this year, we need each other; we need to feel connected to those who are in the trenches with us. Here are the top 100 moms — narrowed down with the help of our esteemed panelists — who remind us that we're not alone. We realize this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the talent, humor, and kindness displayed daily in the blogosphere, and the way things are going, the talent pool of moms is only going to get bigger from here. So if you feel we missed a mom blog you love, please nominate it for consideration on next year’s list. We want this list to reflect your opinions just as much as ours — Christina Couch
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Shay Stewart-Bouley of Black Girl in Maine
When we named Stewart-Bouley one of our top mom bloggers of 2011, she said that we would see “the error of their ways” because she doesn’t fit into the mommy-blogging mold. It’s precisely because she’s not like the rest that she makes our list again. A diversity columnist for the Portland Phoenix, Stewart-Bouley’s blog still covers larger race and ethnicity issues, but oftentimes does so in a very personal way. This mom of two steers clear of cutesy posts about minutia in her daughter’s life, but isn’t afraid to write boldly about her own feelings.