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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Stephanie Klein of Stephanie Klein
Queen Klein is undoubtedly blogosphere royalty, so it’s no surprise that her Goliath of a site has also sparked deals for a memoir, screenplay and TV pilot. Klein deserves every bit of positive attention she receives, simply because she consistently writes with perfect honesty and directness towards readers. Though this blog has drastically developed since Klein was “discovered,” her writing has remained grounded and she’s still open about her fears, setbacks and hopes for the future. If you read nothing else, her post about conversations with her younger self should not only be read, but printed and tacked on your wall.
Her three favorite posts:
Where to find the really good baby names? Name your daughter after a chandelier.
When my daughter DIDN’T come home on the bus for her first day of kindergarten this year:
Or when she GOT LOST IN A CORN MAZE for Halloween (near alligators!)