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Our Top 10 Favorite Tweeting Moms of 2010

When I set out to list my 10 favorite people on Twitter, I did not realize how hard it would be. BabiesOnline follows so many awesome people, even limiting the list to awesome moms was hard to do. This list isn’t in any particular order because every one of these moms is on here for a different reason.

@RookieMommy & @MomSurvival – I’m not cheating by listing these two ladies together. Together Lorraine and Erica wrote and published The Survival Guide for Rookie Moms (Read the review) this year. Their blog by the same name is characterized by posts that combine practical information with just the right amount of humor. On Twitter they promote their book and blog, but find time to interact with their followers as well.

@CrunchyGoddess – Amy blogs about natural parenting and all things “crunchy” as the Crunchy Domestic Goddess . Her posts are always well researched and she presents the facts in such a way that anyone can understand. My heart broke for her when she lost her sister in a car accident two months ago and she shared the news on Twitter. The blending of personal connections with informative posts make her a favorite.

@AmberStrocel – Amber blogs at and many other places across the Internets. She’s on my list because I can relate to so much of what she writes about. It might be because she has two children, a girl and a boy, just like I do, or like her I just can’t manage to give housework a high priority.

@PHDInParenting – Annie is not afraid of broaching controversial topics and her blog, PhD in Parenting, is her platform for calling attention to issues she finds important. I am constantly learning new things from her well-written and well-thought out posts. On Twitter I don’t think there’s anyone else having as many conversations as she does either!

@JanetLansbury – Janet is another favorite that isn’t afraid to stir up controversy with her blog posts at or in her comments on other blogs. What I like about Janet is she invites people to join the conversation and then actually converses with them.

@Champuru – Donna’s journey to motherhood was long and well documented on her blog From her struggles with infertility and finally conceiving through IVF, she’s blogged through it all. Her posts about parenting are filled with the wonder of a first-time parent who is doing everything she can to get it right. The real reason she’s on this list is her daughter lil K is irresistible!

@BabyShrink – Even if Heather wasn’t a doctor, I’d listen to her and read her posts about parenting. She’s a mom of four and for me that might hold more weight than her psychology degree! She blogs and answers reader’s questions at and her Twitter stream is filled with so much Aloha it’s contagious.

@CodeNameMama – Dionna blogs about Natural Parenting at her site Codename Mama. Her blog is one of the resources I wish I’d had when my kids were born 7 and 5 years ago. Since she’s only been blogging for a little over year, that would have been impossible, but I’m so glad she’s around for the new and expectant moms out there now.

@FeministBreeder – She’s an honest to goodness Rocker Chick turned mom and childbirth educator. On top of that she’s a childbirth educator AND pre-law student! She blogs daily at The Feminist Breeder and still has time to connect with people on Twitter. I get the feeling Gina is a bit of an overachiever.

@BabyRabies – Jill describes her blog, Baby Rabies, as “verbal diarrhea.” I’m not sure what it is, but whether she’s talking about poop or describing her bouts of pica, I find her writing very entertaining. In between the funny stories are real parenting posts that make her blog more than just a fun time.

Honorable Mention

@TessasDad – Okay, so Chris is definitely not a mom, but as a stay-at-home dad and proud parent of Tessa, he does great. He obviously loves being a dad and getting to see pictures of the adorable Tessa make him a great person to follow. He blogs at

I’m looking forward to meeting more great Twitter folks in the new year! Happy 2011 to all. ^FM

You can follow these great tweeps (and more) on our Babies Online’s Favorite Twitter List

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