I am a HUGE fan of instagram, and would say I probably use it more than any other social network. I love the simple interface, the visual nature, and most of all; all of the awesome people I have met and got to know through it. When I was pregnant and in the early days of motherhood I found it so useful to connect with other mums and get advice when I was to sleep deprived to see straight, I found my tribe and honestly I am not sure I could have got through early motherhood and especially night feeds without them.
I couldn't possibly name every single person here, so I am going to share 5 of my favourite accounts at the moment, the ones I look out for each day and think you guys will enjoy too (if you don't already follow them that is...)
If you love good food, stripes and gin ... Ros is your girl.
Alex is someone I've only been following for around 9-10 months, but she has a daughter the same age as Zoe and As well as having serious child-wardrobe envy, I feel like we share a lot of the same highs and lows of parenting. She is a seriously sassy mama who isn't afraid to show the good and bad side of toddler-parenting. In a world of filtered and curated shots, the honesty is refreshing.
If you love vintage clothes, good music and sass... Alex is your girl.
I have been following Chloe since the birth of her triplets, it was actually a completely random 'suggested' follow from Instagram (they clearly know I love squishy newborn pics). Chloe is a 23 year old mum of 6 kids (under the age of 4!) in Australia. I think I started following out of pure curiosity, how on earth can you have 6 kids under 4!? However, over the past 9 months I have fallen a little in love with her little brood, and me and Zoe love watching their youtube channel.
If you love gorgeous babies, stylish toddlers and getting a glimpse at a really lovely big family... Chloe is your girl.
Becky (BeBe) is one of my all time favourite insta-babes. I have had the privilege of meeting her in real life and can confirm she is as fierce in person as she is in selfies. Speaking of which, Becky is the absolute queen of selfies, this girl seriously knows her angles and can find the light like no other! I love that she is plus size and proud, and she is my style icon.
If you love fierce fashion, self-confidence and Grease 2... BeBe is your girl!
Amy is one of my favourite Insta-babes of the moment, I 'met' her around the same time as Ros and we bonded through series 2 of bake-off. She has recently started a new account and youtube channel documenting her journey in losing weight and getting fit. I absolutely love her positivity and even though she is Vegan (and I am not) her food pics are really inspiring. I am finding myself really invested in her progress and I always look out for her posts and videos, so I can show my support.
If you love vegan food and fitness, vintage style and red lipstick... Amy is your girl.
If you love rainbows, amazing style and girl power ... Lisa is your girl.
I'd love to hear your favourite instagram accounts too, lets share the love...