power moms

Have you ever had one of those moments where you didn’t really believe what someone told you? Perhaps you thought they were pulling your leg? I had this recently happen and I wanted to rush out and shout it to the world and write this big long post but then I realized – I have to let this settle and digest what it really means. So what happened?

Neilsen (you know the Neilsen that rates television shows) put out the Power Mom Top 50 List and I was included as one of the top 50 “power moms”. What? What are Power Mom’s and what does that mean for Green and Clean Mom? Besides being honored, excited and shocked I wasn’t sure what to think. There were lots of bloggers that work hard and weren’t on the list and here I am on this influential list and besides blushing I’m feeling sort of bashful. I think it should be noted I have never considered myself “powerful” but yes I do feel as though I have an online influence and I don’t take this lightly. I spend a lot of time making sure my blog is up to date, well researched and I’m picky about the reviews that I do. I try to be a leader online and make the most out of my blog, thus turning it into a business. I am continually reading about new media, marketing, green technology and environmentally friendly products. Besides just having a blog and doing reviews I have made a genuine effort to not accept just any advertising, fully disclose reviews and be ethical. It is hard for companies that are trying to be more eco-friendly to reach mom bloggers and grasp social media and the mom market – with the Mom Go Green Blog Tours I attempt to connect the moms with the companies as well as consult with the companies to really further them with their social media campaign.

Besides just being one of the 50 Power Moms I consider myself a Web 3.0 Mom balancing it all and trying to make a difference. I’m like most mom bloggers, learning as I go and staying ahead of the curve. I’m juggling the kids, t-ball, cleaning the house, answering a voice mail and twittering while waiting for my son’s preschool to end. Reading and taking notes on my Kindle2 and adding a new Facebook friend all while stirring the homemade spaghetti sauce. Living outside of my comfort zone and motivating others to do the same by getting dirty and planting my own garden with the kids. Figuring out how to compost and live green and buy organic on a budget – something I feel most moms are doing. Now they’re online talking, sharing and communicating – the same as they have always done and really I feel like I’m just like the rest of the pact and want to thank Nielsen online for including me but also for the all the online moms that make such a difference in my life.

The Nielsen Complete Power List is available via PowerPoint but here’s a complete list of links compiled by Mom Most Traveled:

Savvy Spenders

Deal Seeking Mom
5 Dollar Dinners
Common Sense With Money
Freebies 4 Mom
Money Saving Mom
Coupon Mom

Mom Approved

Jolly Mom
From Dates to Diapers
Design Mom
Two of a Kind Working on a Full House
Go Graham Go
Barefoot Mommy
Mommy Mandy
An Ordinary Life
Look What Mom Found
Mom Start
My Sentiment Exactlee
The Dirty Shirt
Robyn’s Online World
Cutie Booty Cakes
3 Baby Chicks

Queen Bees

The Pioneer Woman
Make and Takes
Busy Mom
We Are That Family
Crazy Adventures in Parenting
A Cowboy’s Wife
Musings of a Housewife
Keeper of the Cheerios

Suburban Bliss
The Extraordinary Ordinary
Juggling Life
The Miss Elaine-ous Life
The Burgh Baby

Tech Mom

Tech Mamas
Geek Mommy


Bizzie Mommy
Work It, Mom!


Traveling Mamas
Green and Clean Mom
Mormon Mommy Wars
Travel Savvy Mom
Organic Mania
More than Words
Mom of Faith
Happy Healthy Hip

“The Power Pack”

Heather Armstrong, Maria BaileyLisa Belkin, Alice BradleyDaphne Brogdon, Amy Clark, Stacy Debroff, Asha DornfestJessica Gottlieb, Christine Koh, Jenny Lawson, Dana Loesch, Audrey McClellandWendy PiersallMindy Roberts, and Jessica Smith.

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