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
Stephanie Aurora Clark Nielson of Nie Nie Dialogues
Stephanie Nielson is more than a blogger. She’s a hero to anyone who’s ever rebuilt their lives after tragedy. Nielson started blogging in 2005, but her blog really gained attention in 2008 when she and her husband were in an airplane crash that burnt more than 80 percent of her body and left her in a coma for four months. This blog and her memoir document her mental and physical recovery and her pledge to find faith and optimism in the darkest of places. Today, Nielson resides in Utah with her five children, where she spends much of her blog real estate showing us just how great her kids really are.