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: Ryan is an amazing photographer and videographer who has worked for clients like The Gap, Redken, Pureology, Babytalk magazine, Pregnancy magazine, and Fast Company. While he recently stopped blogging at Pacing the Panic Room — for which he was one of Babble’s Top 50 Dad Bloggers — he makes our list for his work to raise awareness of Smith Magenis Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder that his stepson has. Ryan put together Do Fun Stuff, Vol. 1, a compilation of original kids music that went to #1 on the iTunes children’s music charts. One hundred percent of the proceeds of Do Fun Stuff go to PRISMS, a nonprofit organization supporting families with children who have SMS.
Why we love him: Ryan recently created #lifewithsms on Instagram to chronicle what it’s like to live with Smith Magenis Syndrome. We love the beautiful pictures of his son Cole, as well as the captions he includes to so deftly describe this rare illness.