Working on everything from domestic violence to AIDS awareness to mental health and pro-family policies, most of these social media mavens started with a single idea that grew into so much more. They’ve created non-profit organizations, planned charitable events, and served as forum leaders and policy changers — all while empowering their readers to act. In between chronicling their kids’ field trips and flu shots on their own personal blogs, these parents still find the time to speak out on social issues, raise awareness, reduce stigma, and, ultimately, save lives. They’re simply inspiring.
There is so much good happening in the social media space today that it was nearly impossible to limit our list to just 25 parents. Because of this, Babble chose the following 25 parents as examples of the kind of amazing job many of you are doing when it comes to using social media to champion causes in your communities. We have not ranked these parents, as they — and you — are all wonderful in their own right.
Without further ado, here are Babble’s top 25 parent bloggers who are changing the world through social media, listed in alphabetical order. We hope you find inspiration in what they do, and feel emboldened to go out and make your own change in the world. — Babble Editors
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Who she is: Devan McGuinness has had 11 miscarriages and 1 stillbirth. Through those experiences she realized there was no safe place where moms of loss could go to connect with each other and share their stories. So she launched Unspoken Grief, a site for anyone — moms, dads, relatives, or friends — who has been affected by a miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal loss. Her site offers everything from the latest research (on everything from signs of miscarriage to coping with grief after loss) to forums where women can share the thoughts they never felt comfortable sharing anywhere else. Devan also blogs at Accustomed Chaos.
Why we love her: Devan just won the 2013 Bloganthropy Award for her work with Unspoken Grief. And what did she do with the $1,000 prize money? She donated it to Cora’s Story, the nonprofit of another social good blogger on our list, Kristine McCormick.