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 he is: Matt blogs about raising his daughter, Madeline, as a single parent at Matt, Liz & Madeline. Matt lost his wife Liz to a pulmonary embolism just 27 hours after she gave birth to Maddie, their first child. After navigating through his own grief, he decided to help others who suddenly found themselves single, widowed parents and started the Liz Logelin Foundation, which awards monetary grants to help families meet short-term financial needs. Matt’s book, Two Kisses for Maddie, a memoir about his life with Liz and raising their daughter without her, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Why we love him: In 2011, Matt’s foundation raised more than $46,000 to help widowed parents. Yet it’s not just monetary support he offers, but a network where people can connect and support each other through the deepest grief.