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: In 2005, Emily and her friend Cooper Munroe turned their blog, Been There, into a clearinghouse to support those affected by Hurricane Katrina, and Emily has been on a social-good roll ever since. The two later co-founded The Motherhood, an online neighborhood for moms that features live, interactive talks with experts on issues of importance to parents, like this series on navigating food allergies. Emily’s also a ONE Mom, one of Parents magazine’s 10 Power Moms, and is deeply involved in projects like the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life and Million Moms Challenge campaigns.
Why we love her: As part of her work with The Motherhood, Emily and co-founder Cooper bring brands and non-profits together to draw attention to important social issues, including projects like 77 Kids’ Do Good Day with American Eagle and B Kind 2 Earth Day with Nickelodeon and the National Wildlife Federation.