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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Eliana Tardio of Creciendo con Todas las Habilidades
Bilingual family, bilingual blog. If you’ve read Tardio on her English/Spanish Babble blog, you know that this mom of two children with Down Syndrome dedicates her writing to raising awareness about the condition and acting as an advocate on behalf of parents of children with special needs. Named one of the top 20 most powerful Latinas in social media by Voxxi.com, Tardio has become such a powerful force in the blogging community because her work covers the political and scientific aspects behind special-needs conditions as well as a first-person perspective from a mom who knows exactly how much love children such as hers can bring.
Her three favorite posts:
Los niños con síndrome de Down también dicen mentiras.. cuando les conviene
Para el mes de concientización acerca del síndrome de Down. Mis sentimientos hacia este huesped inesperado
Reglas de amistad de una amiga que tiene un hijo con discapacidad