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
Ilana Wiles of Mommy Shorts
A scoop of pop culture, a dash of parenting rants, an open letter to Rachel Zoe’s baby … Mommy Shorts covers a little something for everyone and does so with insightful humor readers love. On days when the responsibilities of parenting seem overwhelming, Mommy Shorts is a great reminder to lighten up, go easy on yourself and remember just how hysterical children actually are — plus, you can join in on the fun with features like regular caption contests. And if you’ve got a question about early childhood development, this blog’s got you covered there, too. Wiles’ sister has a doctorate in the subject and is used as a trusted resource under the name Dr. B. You can also get your Mommy Shorts fix on Babble, where Wiles is a contributor.