I know I’ve said before that Instagram (and social media in general) is like a highlight reel. We look for Instagram moms to follow and see their feeds sharing only the great parts of their lives and we fall right into thinking we are lesser in comparison. Why can’t I be like this, why can’t I have that? You can’t really relate to them because your life seems chaotic and doomed next to theirs. Comparison is definitely the thief of joy in that case.
But there are moms ready to show you the real side of parenting, the one that isn’t always pretty or “proper”. It’s a little hard to find them, but that’s where this list comes in. What I also love about these women is that each of them strive to be more than just a mom. They make sure their mental + emotional well-being is taken care of, as well as their physical- they share their fave self-care products from time to time and I am here for it all. These women are prime examples of cool moms. So if you’re looking for authentic + real Instagram moms to follow and connect with, check out 5 of my favorites below.
*This is a post in my series “Be A Happier Mom In 31 Days.“*
The Dopest Instagram Moms To Follow Right Now
1. Lillian Jamfar
This mama practically glows with confidence. One thing I love about her is she really just writes whatever she feels and you can tell it’s genuine. That and, she’s unapologetic about feeding her babies. Follow her at @mother.jamfar.
2. Shelbie Todd
Everything this beauty posts, I’m like YESSS girl SAME. She’s incredebly sweet (+ sassy) and basically the mom friend you dream of having. Plus, she loves candy corn. I’m sold. Follow her at @ddotts_
3. Rosie Nguyen
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I forgot that when school begins, so does GERMAGEDDON!😅 All it takes is one person to affect the whole gang. Sounds familiar?? 😭 . . Btw, this was my very first photo I did for #TheHustlingMamaFamilyPortraits hashtag series. Who would have thunk I would have kept up with it when sharing my family's journey and crazy adventures the past year? Take a look and tell me if you have a favorite portrait of ours. I want to know! 🤗💕#socalmom #familyphotography #familyportrait #influencer #familyfun #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #momlife #familylife #sick #family
If you need a laugh or your spirits lifted, let me introduce you to @thehustlingmama. She is one of my faaaaavorite instagram moms to follow. Her attitude is super infectious, and she’s always doing super fun and creative things with her family. Kinda makes you want to wish she’d adopt you. Okay, maybe that’s just me.
4. Bella Maria
My favorite thing about this babe is her sense of humor and the fact that she’s able to laugh at herself. She also dives into her co-parenting life, and I respect her for being so straight up about it and sharing it with the world. Follow her at @mamachicana
5. Kherington McFarland
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Josh is DJing a dance party tonight, so I am C U R R E N T L Y curled up on the couch with BQ. We will be making tortilla soup, choosing which Disney princess to watch, + perfecting our secret mom + mini handshake. 🖤 What are you up to this weekend? #currentlykherington 📸 @alexisbriannephotography
I really don’t know what’s NOT to love about Kherington. Like, I legit can’t think of one thing. Her self-care language is fashion and that’s something I can get down with. Also, watching her stories is really like catching up with an old friend. I’m patiently waiting for a @currentlykherington vlog *fingers crossed*
These mamas are just regular people navigating through motherhood, making mistakes, sharing their hearts and celebrating their wins. They are all so very different but have one thing in common: all of their feeds show real motherhood that you can relate to.
I’m always looking for more real moms to connect with! Share your fav insta moms in the comments below.