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: Karen blogs at Chookooloonks and is the author of the bestselling book The Beauty of Different. She gets a much-deserved spot on this list because you can always find her shining light on important causes. Her latest effort? Visiting Kenya with ONE Moms to learn from mothers in Africa. Karen was also named one of Babble’s Top 100 Mom Bloggers last year and is a Babble Voices contributor.
Why we love her: Just recently, Karen wrote that one of her favorite charities, Camp Hope, a summer camp for kids with HIV/AIDS, was in danger of shutting down due to lack of funding. In a short period of time, she was able to raise $6,000 from her readers to help their cause.