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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Becky Sherrick Harks of Mommy Wants Vodka
As she explains, “Like anything else I’ve ever written — even the most banal of blog posts — I am writing it because I can’t not.” We feel similarly about reading her blog. Harks got the idea to start writing online when her would-be husband thought it would be a great way to make fun of her then-stalker. This mom of three hasn’t stopped pushing boundaries since. As expected with a tagline like “Mommy drinks because you cry,” this blog is written with razor-sharp wit, but the thing that separates it from the sea of other sarcastic mom blogs is that there’s substance underneath, as shown in posts like the one where Harks discusses “pre-partum” depression, or the 10-part story of her daughter’s birth and what followed. When she’s not writing on Mommy Wants Vodka, Harks also runs the group blog, Band Back Together, in which readers can share their own stories of triumph and tragedy.