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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Eden Riley of Edenland
Named “Australia’s Best Blog for 2012″ by the Sydney Writers Centre, Edenland shines because its author is part mom (of two) and part badass (we mean that literally). Riley is smart, witty and unapologetic about her opinions on everything from global humanitarian issues to her struggles as a recovering alcoholic. Careful, readers; you’re bound to encounter some off-color language here, and topics that may not sit well with your grammy’s bridge club. From writing about the temptations of addiction to the inner stories of New York’s homeless to a bitingly sarcastic NSFW tutorial on being beautiful from the va-jay-jay up, nothing’s off of Eden’s table.
Her three favorite posts:
I Am Mummyblogger
Ladies, It’s Time We Got Real About Being Beautiful
Who Are The People in Your Neighborhood?