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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Rita Arens of Surrender, Dorothy
When diapers are dirty and dishes are unwashed and tiny faces are waiting for dinner, it’s hard to brush off the stress and remember that underneath it all, parenting is a grand adventure. Arens does a great job of showcasing the little moments that make it all worthwhile. A senior editor for BlogHer, Arens is a mom of one and a mainstay in the blogging community, and she’s got the literary chops to prove it. Arens is particularly fond of topics for and about women, but she’s also a champ when it comes to capturing relationships. Arens’ wonderful writing will remind you that there’s no place quite like home.