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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Caroline Edwards of Chocolate & Carrots
Score one for the foodies. Edwards’ blog is bound to make your mouth water, but her family section will also make your heart grow two sizes (at least). Chocolate and Carrots profiles this mom’s experiences with fertility treatments, pregnancy, and ultimately, the birth of her son. Edwards fills the blog with posts about how her son, Liam, has changed her life, but she also lets readers into the parts of her life that aren’t all sparkle and shine. Edwards bravely writes about her battle with postpartum depression in the same strokes as she discusses the unexpected perks of being a mom — so whether your style is more savory or sweet, you’ll find the perfect read here.
Her three favorite posts:
Butternut Squash Bundt Cake
Secret Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes