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: Jennifer is a powerhouse innovator. She’s the originator of Mom Bloggers Club and Mom Blog magazine. She recently launched Mom Bloggers for Social Good to bring together mom bloggers from around the world and collectively use social media to promote the work of non-profit organizations. It’s no surprise that this isn’t Jennifer’s first rodeo when it comes to the social good space. She’s traveled to Haiti to support Macy’s Heart of Haiti project and to Kenya as part of ONE Moms. And she recently was awarded a National Press Foundation Global Vaccines Press Fellowship, which pays for her to attend and cover vaccine-related events held by leading global health organizations.
Why we love her: In just a few months with her new social good project, Jennifer has already gathered a coalition of more than 800 bloggers from 16 countries and developed partnerships with such organizations as the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the United Nations Foundation, and Malaria No More. She also blogs, by the way, for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.