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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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Most Confessional

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While we love Mullins’ posts about her own (adorable) family, we also love that she writes about the tough journey to get there. Whether she’s waxing philosophic about her battles with depression and infertility or simply the minutia of family life, this Babble bloggerMore»

Moosh in Indy

2


After running several scientific studies, we, and the two to three million other readers who regularly flock here, conclude that Jenny Lawson may actually be the funniest woman on earth. What you may not know is that she’s among the most generous too…More»

The Bloggess

3


Sassafrass isn’t just a place for Jessica’s thoughts on the dynamics of parenting solo; it’s also a valuable resource for single parents to gather and have frank discussions about divorce, dating and doing it all. Every now and then, a lifestyle post works its…More»

Sassafrass

4


Nearly 12 years after first launching, Dooce.com is still going strong thanks to Armstrong’s distinct voice and sometimes-brutal honesty. Armstrong’s style has evolved over the years and now reflects both her power as a media force and the vitriol she’s endured…More»

Dooce

5


Much of this blog chronicles Mama Spohr’s pregnancy with her first daughter, Madeline. After Madeline’s passing in April of 2009, the blog took a whole different turn. While The Spohrs Are Multiplying does explore the grief that families endure when a child…More»

The Spohrs are Multiplying

6


Flotsam started in 2005 with a fake Barbara Walters interview Stevenson concocted, and it’s stayed just as delightfully weird ever since. This mom has turned heads with posts about her first child’s 96-day stay in the NICU and near death after being born premature…More»

Flotsam Blog

7


This pink-haired mama is all over Babble, and she should be all over your browser history too. Kellogg, a Philadelphia-based mom of one, is open about the tough stuff (like the process of getting sober, the loss of her twin sons and her experiences with in vitro fertilizationMore»

Uppercase Woman

8


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 issuesMore»

Edenland

9


The Ohio mother of a teen daughter and special-needs son, Lang took a job working in her son’s school cafeteria so she could be on hand to give him the Heimlich if he choked on his food. Since then, she’s garnered an international audience with her personal blog…More»

Momo Fali

10


Ellen Seidman knew her life would change the day her son, Max, was born. She didn’t think that brain trauma would be a part of that change. Suffering a stroke at birth, Max was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The resulting blog, which chronicles life with Max…More»

Love that Max

 

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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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