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Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012

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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Lenore Skenazy of Free-Range Kids

Top Mom Bloggers of 2012


Skenazy has been called “America’s Worst Mom,” but that’s not stopping this mother of two from being the Internet’s foremost advocate of raising self-reliant kids. Oftentimes that means giving them a large helping of independence — like the time Skenazy sent her then-9-year-old for a solo subway ride — and trusting that they’re going to be safe. Since starting her blog, Skenazy’s philosophy has developed into a full-fledged Free-Range Kids movement, including a book, TV show, and a place for anti-helicopter parents to sound off about overly protective policy, like no running at recess rules and one school’s plan to fingerprint classroom volunteers.

Her three favorite posts:
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK: Mom Jailed for Allowing Kids to Play Down The Street, Unsupervised
No Liquid Soap Allowed in Pre-School Bathroom (Children Might Drink It!)
How a Mother Can Make or Break Their College Student” Oh Really

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8 thoughts on “Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2012

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh, and to add to my previous comment… if you DO try to click through the slideshow, at slide 46 or so it inexplicably jumps to the Top 50 Dad blogs and won’t even let you see the rest of the Mom’s list…

    …the heck is going on?

  2. I think you have mentioned some very interesting details , thanks for the post.

  3. My name is Rob Buccheri. I’m looking for some feedback and a “mention” (if possible).

    Preschool YouTube video story told by: Rob Buccheri

    “Tommy Rocks”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxm4mWvdxwo

    “Tommy Rocks” is a children’s story presented in a preschool…”school readiness” television program learning style…much like that of “Sesame Street”. VERY ORIGINAL. POSITIVE message TEACHES children to be a LEADER.

    Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  4. I nominate Great Moments in Parenting, a new blog that celebrates the agony and the ecstasy of life with kids.

  5. Taylor armstrong says:

    I nominate Life Through These Eyes, Tessa Rayannes blog! http://Www.tessarayanne.blogspot.com it’s honest, talks about body image issues after having a baby, she’s a therapist and has a ton of wisdom, first time mommy, fitness routines and goals, and even recipes and baby products!

  6. HI,

    I am also running a blog related to mother care and baby care – Me n Mom Health

  7. Martin says:

    Howdy! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same
    topics? Thanks!

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