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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Morgan Shanahan of The 818
Morgan Shanahan has layers — and The 818, along with her space on Babble Voices, is big enough to showcase the many hats she happens to wear, including that of a blogger, screenwriter, mom, wife, and self-professed Instagram expert, among others. Shanahan’s voice is a reminder to always keep it real, whether she’s writing about being a cheeky (and helpful!) bridesmaid, showing off her daughter’s decked-out nursery, or revealing her love/hate feelings on nursing. Reading about this LA-based mom of one reminds us that while it’s not always sunny in parenting, it’s the authenticity, humor, and love that allows us to weather it all.