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: Kristine’s daughter Cora died in her arms when she was just five days old. Kristine later learned that Cora had been born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) that could have been detected through a simple pulse oximetry test. Kristine started raising awareness of CHDs by creating her blog, Cora’s Story. She has lobbied like crazy for mandated pulse ox screenings and was chiefly responsible for successfully getting what’s known as Cora’s Law passed in her home state of Indiana. She’s now working to get similar laws passed in other states.
Why we love her: Kristine’s advocacy has already saved lives. Baby Gabriel McIntire of Indiana had a life-saving surgery to repair a heart defect when his doctors recognized it after a mandated pulse ox screening, thanks to Cora’s Law. What can be better than that?