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."
The Prime Minister of New Zealand was a strong female force in the fight against COVID-19 and broke boundaries for working parents.
Women’s health advocate and all-around badass internet lady who helped us reclaim our bodies by calling out quackery.
Race scholar, dad and best-selling author who always made it home for bedtime while schooling the world on race.
Kindergarten activity queen and creator of Busy Toddler who made sure our toddlers stayed busy in lockdown, one toilet paper roll at a time.
These unidentified parents set all previous over-the-top gender-reveal parties ablaze by starting an actual wildfire.