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 he is: Last November, Doug French mobilized a Movember team of dads to forego shaving and grow some killer mustaches (mustaches + November = Movember), ultimately helping to raise more than $20,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Livestrong. He then teamed up with Philips Norelco, and the company agreed to donate another $15,000 to the cause while the dads used their grooming products to shave off all that facial hair. Brilliant.
Doug is also one of Babble’s Top 50 Dad Bloggers and a member of our Babble Voices team, with his blog The Turbid Spume, where you can often find him writing about the war on dads, among other things.
Why we love him: This year, Doug founded the Dad 2.0 Summit to bring dad bloggers together. Dad 2.0 is dedicated to all of the men who defy stereotypes by “taking active roles in their children’s lives” and use the web to chronicle these very experiences. Doug is working hard to change the perception of dads and the roles they play, both at home and in the world of social good.