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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Amber C. Haines of TheRunaMuck
Amber Haines, a mother of four, writes about parenting from a Christian perspective, but this blog is anything but preachy. (Don’t believe us? Take a gander at her About Me page.) Posts in this online journal can border on artsy but, more often than not, center on explorations of faith, family, and feelings. With a degree in creative writing and half of a poetry MFA under her belt, Amber crafts scenes from her family’s daily life with such precision and warmth that her blog feels like a novel written by your best friend, whom you can’t help but root for. Aspiring wordsmiths can also learn a thing or two here, joining Haines on her regular writing exercises.