BY MARCIA LEONE
Who would have thought that a phone app could revolutionise motherhood on a global scale? Yes, this sounds like a grand statement, but for many new mothers Instagram goes far, far beyond a photo sharing tool. No longer are we confined to our geography (and “Mother’s Group) to meet and share experiences with others mums. Instagram transcends distance and culture meaning we can connect with mamas from all corners of the globe- and for many that means removing the isolation that comes with the territory. Real friendships and communities are being built off the back of this app. Isn’t that the craziest thing?
It has become a creative outlet for many home-bound mamas- giving a sense of purpose to the mundane taks of motherhood. Bedrooms are converted to studios and “outfits of the day” take on a whole new meaning. Many savvy ladies have also built business and blogs and are now able to provide for their families while working from home- all thanks to the ‘gram. Love or hate it, it’s here to stay, so I thought I would share some of my favourite Insta- Mamas. It takes a lot of courage for mums to get in the frame- so let’s celebrate those that do. These mamas are a mix of aspirational, inspirational and “real life” insta-mums- all who are rocking the gram.
Follow Sydney mama Kiri Vassals for her mama and me fashion style, stylish bump inspo, positive mantras and a good dose of leg envy. I mean, seriously?!
Follow LA based Shalice Noel for wearable fashion and street style inspiration. I dubbed her the “Queen of the ripped jean” for a reason- she makes everything look so damn good. And did I mention she has 4 kids?! You can read more about her in my interview HERE.
This Utah based mama’s appeal goes far beyond her gorgeous photos and savvy street style. Follow for her honest and positive take on being a single mother, co-parenting and nurturing the mother/daughter relationship.
It takes a lot of courage to raise a child on your own, but to share the journey with the world takes extraordinary courage. By sharing her journey through positivity and beauty, Gold Coast based Leila Stead is inspiring many single and non-single mothers to lead their best life. With our feeds filled with “perfect moments, perfect families, perfect lives” it’s refreshing to follow those making the best out of “not-so-perfect” situations.
You’ll quickly fall in love with this London based mama and her two babes (and her home). Follow for heartfelt accounts of motherhood and beautifully captured moments that inspire us to see the beauty and magic in the everyday.
At first glance you’ll be drawn to Casey’s whimsical photos for their beauty and serenity, but when you delve a little deeper you will see Casey’s open, honest and at times heartbreaking account of her struggles with multiple pregnancy loss. I know her posts personally helped me with my own losses. Now, finally pregnant with her third child, follow for braids, bumps and the sweetest of babes.
An absolute crowd favourite, follow Bali/Byron based Claire and her tiny travelling tribe for laughs, laughs and more laughs. Her hilarious take on just getting through the day is refreshing and contagious. Follow for family travel inspo and laugh out loud real life moments.
This gorgeous woman will make you want to pack up the fam and head for the simple Bali life. (sans the Dengue Fever- thank you very much!…yes, I’m scarred!) The über talented smock and accessories designer and mama to two gorgeous girls never fails to impress with her witty one liners and colourful captures of Bali life.
Hawaiian based photographer and Creative Director, Bree’s photos will leave you in awe. She captures the bond between mother and child like no other and offers beautiful insights into her family life and thoughts on motherhood.
This Aussie mama is a modern day gypsy. Queen of boho, Hail’s dreamy posts add a welcome freshness to my feed. Follow for bohemian style, happy vibes and a 70’s flair.
Who am I missing? I’d love to hear your favourites, leave them in the comments. xo
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