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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KJ Dell’Antonia, The New York Times’ Motherlode
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 musings about the joys of motherhood and instead focusing on some of the larger political and economic issues about parenting, and some of the more controversial questions moms have to ask. No topic is out of bounds for Motherlode — find out what we mean here — so come ready to hear from a wide breadth of moms (and dads!) across the country and be prepared for rousing debate.