Parents Power Moms
They have thousands -- even millions -- of fans and Twitter followers. Media and marketers seek their opinions and imprimatur. In short, when these moms speak, people listen.
The irreverent humor and candor (along with amazing photographs) with which she documents her life as a SAHM has created a devoted audience -- she has 1.5 million followers on Twitter alone.
Her site focuses on the many places where motherhood, crafts, and design intersect. Blair's a mom of five and a cofounder of Kirtsy.com, a women focused alternative to the male-dominated Internet rating sites like Digg.com.
Blecherman spots trends and reviews family friendly gadgets. She's also a cofounder of the Silicon Valley Moms Group, a family of collaborative mom blogs covering local issues and events in cities across the country.
Stefania Pomponi Butler
The influential parenting blog that she founded has a West Coast foodie meets snarky pop-culture vibe. She's also cofounder of the blog MOMocrats, which puts a progressive spin on family-related political issues.
Amy Allen Clark
Liz Gumbinner & Kristen Chase
Their cheeky-but practical shopping/ trend-spotting blog is a trusted brand. With Gumbinner's Mom-101.com and Chase's Motherhood Uncensored.net, they've each carved out a personal following.
Kallman's brainchild combines momcentric lifestyle content, curated posts from other blogs, product reviews, and an "alphamom lab" that matches moms with companies who want their opinions.
Cooper Munroe & Emily McKhann
Their community site has a change-the-world spirit. This vibrant space broadcasts constantly updated blog posts, news, and stories; it also advocates and champions issues that matter to mothers.
Jyl Johnson Pattee
This community is for moms who want to make a difference -- from raising kids with character to bettering communities through social responsibility. She also hosts the popular weekly virtual Girls' Night Out (#gno) parties on Twitter
One of the 11 Walmart Moms recruited by the company to create content and buzz. After less than two years of blogging she has become a featured national speaker on blogging, marketing, and women of color
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Originally published in the February 2010 issue of Parents magazine.