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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Heather B. Armstrong of Dooce
Nearly 12 years after first launching, Dooce.com is still going strong thanks to Armstrong’s distinct voice and sometimes-brutal honesty. Armstrong’s style has evolved over the years and now reflects both her power as a media force and the vitriol she’s endured from haters over the last decade, but her sense of humor and commitment to showcasing the good and the not-so-good remain constant. Whether she’s figuring out her marriage, making us fall in love with her two adorable-beyond-adorable kids or keeping the dog away from her tampons, we’re with her all the way.
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