From celebs and influencers to authors and activists, here are the parents who innovated, inspired and rose to the occasion of this unprecedented year of firsts—and a few who, well, did not.
The model, TV personality, cookbook author and entrepreneur publicly shared her pregnancy loss despite hateful trolls.
This epidemiologist mom was on a mission to debunk COVID misinformation during naptime.
The stand-up comic, actor, mom to baby Gene and chronic over-sharer—in a good way—took us along as she took the stage with hyperemesis gravidarum.
The black mom and influencer stood up against a white celeb’s abuse of power and "textbook white privilege."
New Zealand's Prime Minister is one of our most influential parents for being a strong female force in the fight against COVID-19 and breaking boundaries for working parents
The women’s health advocate and all-around badass internet lady is one of our most influential parents for helping us reclaim our bodies by calling out quackery.
The race scholar, dad and best-selling author is one of our most influential parents because he always made it home for bedtime while schooling the world on race.
Busy Toddler's kindergarten activity queen, Susie Allison, is one of our most influential parents for keeping our toddlers busy, one toilet paper roll at a time.
These unidentified parents made our influential parents hall of fame by starting an actual wildfire with their over-the-top gender-reveal party.