Social media can be a bit of a minefield, but we have to say, Instagram is an utter joy – especially for a mum.
Whether you’re seeking escapism in the form of a pretty lifestyle-themed feed, or some words of support and encouragement from a fellow mother; every day we find new inspiration within those perfect little squares.
Of course, we have our favourites; and we have selected our top five, to spread the love and inspire our fellow mums. So, without further ado, here they are…
1. Jade McNamara
You may be more familiar with Jade through her Instagram handle; Big Brows, Messy Hair.
Jade is one of our favourite Irish Insta-mums. Not only does she share some truly gorgeous style and beauty tips, but she also gives a refreshingly real insight into life with Dylan, her five-year-old son, who has autism.
When she is not posting gorgeous ‘OOTD’ posts and helpful beauty product reviews, Jade is fundraising for autism awareness or sharing an encouraging word for other special needs mums.
In one of her most popular recent posts, she wrote: “I am not here to preach and say things will get easier – because we are both still learning and we still have our fair share of bad days. But what I have learned is to celebrate each progression, no matter how small it may seem to everyone else. To us, it is EVERYTHING.”
You can check out Jade’s Instagram through this link.
2. Jools Oliver
While, to many, she is known as ‘Jamie Oliver’s wife’, one glance at Jools Oliver’s Instagram is enough to prove what a powerhouse she is, all on her own.
Of all the celeb mums out there doing their thing on Instagram, mum-of-five Jools is our absolute favourite.
From beautiful family candids and sneak-peeks of her fashion range to heartfelt tributes to her other half; we never fail to be heart-warmed by Jools’ newsfeed. If we had to choose our favourite aspect, though, it would be the snapshots of her GORGEOUS home – that woman sure has amazing taste in interiors!
Jools left our hearts all a-flutter last year when, after welcoming youngest child River, she proceeded to share the most beautiful stream of photos of her older children caring for their baby brother. We could LITERALLY get lost in those precious moments!
You can check out Jools’ Instagram account through this link.
3. Zoe Hendrix
While Zoe Hendrix first came into the public eye for her stint on Australian reality show Married At First Sight, it’s her career as a mum-blogger that has led to her making headlines around the world in recent times.
Zoe boasts an Instagram following of 87K, and it’s not hard to see why – hers is one of the most refreshingly honest feeds out there for a social media-loving mum.
Zoe – who welcomed her first child, daughter Harper-Rose, last year – doesn’t hold back when it comes to sharing her experience about motherhood. Sure, her Instagram posts feature the usual smile-filled photos, but she has also shared her experiences with mastitis and the importance of self-care.
The doting mum is also super-engaging with her followers, sharing everything from advice to much-needed words of encouragement to help them get through the day.
You can find Zoe’s Instagram through this link.
4. Reese Witherspoon
OK, so we know she’s a Hollywood star with a fabulous life that most of us could only dream of, but gosh, do we love Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram feed!
It’s here, in these little white squares, that Reese shares her other passions in life, outside of acting – from fashion and motherhood to books and interiors.
Photos of her three gorgeous children (youngest, Tennessee, has SO much attitude!) are interspersed with OOTDs featuring her signature Draper James clothing line, along with dreamy Old Hollywood throwbacks.
Reese also has a great eye for interiors, so you are guaranteed to get major inspiration from her table settings and home décor.
Prepare to get lost as you delve into Reese’s magical world, through this link.
5. Mel Watts
Better known as The Modern Mumma, Mel Watts is the best friend you never knew you needed!
A mum-of-four, Australian Mel is one of those bloggers who shares everything you have secretly been thinking about motherhood but have always been too scared to say out loud!
So, if you hit the ‘follow’ button on The Modern Mumma's Instagram, expect to read all about awkward pregnancy sex and the utter exhaustion of new motherhood.
As she writes on her page: “My website is built on what I love – fashion, lifestyle, and the brutal ways of parenting. I’m often told that I’m funny, raw and something they needed.”
You can check out Mel’s latest Insta-musings through this link.