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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 Controversial

1


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

2


Readers won’t feel the intimate connection with this multi-author blog that they do with blogs that profile a single family, but they will get a wider variety of voices and talking points. We especially love lead blogger Dell’Antonia for shying away from ooshy-gooshy…More»

Motherlode

3


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

4


Gibbons once stripped down to her skivvies on stage in front of more than 700 people while giving a TEDx talk on body acceptance. She offers the same level of candidness in her blog. Formerly known as the Barefoot Foodie, Gibbons’ blog relaunch as…More»

Brittany, Herself

5


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

6


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

7


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

8


With a goal of showcasing “the edgy side of parenting,” Femamom’s content covers tough family subjects, including divorce, death and sex, but also features input from single men and women without kids. The site does have a “celebrities” channel…More»

Femamom

9


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…More»

Mommy Wants Vodka

10


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

 

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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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