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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Julie Marsh of Julie Marsh
After forming a couple of now-defunct mom blogs, Marsh is now focusing on any- and everything that catches her eye. Her namesake blog covers vast territory, ranging from fitness to sobriety, and largely focuses on Marsh instead of her three kids. These days, the former Air Force officer and current executive at Cool Mom Picks is also focusing on the bigger picture through her work with the child health organization Shot@Life and as co-founder of Blog With Integrity, a site that encourages the blogging community to follow good practices in terms of writing content and any brand relationships or sponsors.
Her three favorite posts:
Can we keep her?
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