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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Jill Smokler of Scary Mommy
We could wax on for days about why Smokler is a great writer and a super-funny mom whom we can all relate to, blah, blah, blah, but her bestselling book and over 270,000 Twitter followers can attest to that better than we can. What you might not already know is that Smokler’s readers make as valuable a contribution to this site as she does. Scary Mommy’s Confessional is a safe haven where parents can anonymously dish on the juicy secrets and shocking fears that go through their head about parenting — providing a much-needed place to commiserate and connect. Smokler’s community is so strong that it sprouted a fundraising channel that raises money to support moms who are struggling financially. Good writing + a strong dose of reality + a do-gooders mentality makes this blog an A+ in our book.