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: Heather’s daughter Maddie was born 11 weeks early in 2007 and spent more than two months in the NICU. Maddie later passed away suddenly from a respiratory infection in 2009. Since that time, Heather, who blogs at The Spohrs Are Multiplying, founded Friends of Maddie, a nonprofit organization that provides support to families whose critically ill babies are in the NICU. She’s also the co-founder of The Curvy Girl Guide, a lifestyle website created for real women of every shape and size. Unsurprisingly, Heather was named one of Babble’s Top 100 Mom Bloggers last year.
Why we love her: Heather is determined to make sure other families have the basic supplies needed to get through a NICU stay with their babies. Her nonprofit provides support packs to Level III neonatal intensive care units around the country. The packs, which include everything from toothbrushes and tissues to notepads and accordion files to keep track of hospital paperwork, are handed out to families who need them.