Sometimes we scroll through Instagram and see the same influencers living unrealistic lifestyles and it gets us down. We want to follow Instagram accounts that put a smile on our face and make us feel better about ourselves. These women are not only smashing it as mums but are also doing things right on Instagram, whether that is creating yummy food videos or empowering women, we guarantee you will not regret following these Instagram accounts.
1. Tabitha Brown - @iamtabithabrown
With 3 million Instagram followers, Tabitha often provides us with video content which includes vegan recipes, lots of humour, and motivational speaking. She is also an actress, and recently joined TikTok (@iamtabithabrown) where she has gained 4.5 million followers. Her videos are a pick-me-up for anyone who watches, as soon as you hear her warm soothing voice you will feel instantly better. It is impossible not to smile when you watch one of Tabitha’s videos, her energy is contagious. Born and raised in North Carolina, Tabitha moved to Los Angeles in 2004 where she now lives with her husband and their 3 children, one of which is her husband's daughter from a previous relationship.
2. Jessica Woo - @sulheejessica
You probably recognise Jessica’s videos and the phrase “let’s make some lunch for my kids”. Also popular on TikTok (@sulheejessica), Jessica provides videos of her creative lunchboxes for her 3 kids, she has gained 3.9 million TikTok followers. Even if you don’t have kids, her videos are entertaining and can often give you inspiration for your own lunches. She has 169k followers on Instagram where she posts all her lunchbox videos, as well as fun content of her with her husband and kids living in Las Vegas.
3. Nilly Dahlia - @nillydahlia
Nilly is a British Bengali mum-of-three who decided to create her own Muslim parenting blog when she couldn’t find any like it. Nilly, alongside her husband and kids, offers an insight into her life, sharing cleaning hacks, fashion tips, and family vlogs.
4. Sophie Hinchliffe - @mrshinchhome
I am sure by now you have heard of Mrs Hinch, the Instagram sensation who changed the world of cleaning for everyone. Sophie is mum to her first child Ronnie James George Hinchliffe, and fur baby Henry, she lives in Essex with her husband and son where she often shares videos of their home and how she keeps it clean. Her 3.8 million Instagram followers are obsessed with her cleaning tips and hacks, and Sophie has gone on to appear on many TV shows, such as This Morning, and has published 4 books.
5. Jess Jones - @thefatfunnyone
Jess is the advocate for plus size mums, she inspires us to love the skin we are in with her content on her Instagram, Youtube, and blog. Her posts are inspiring, honest, and help us to begin to feel more confident in our bodies. Jess, mum-of-three, is also a motivational speaker and covers topics that are important for women to hear about.
6. Lucy Jessica Carter - @lucyjessicacarter
Mum-of-four, Lucy shows us how mums can do it all. She provides us with style-on-a-budget tips on her Instagram and Youtube. Her 306k Instagram followers love her fashion inspo, as well as cute family pics. Lucy lives in Wiltshire, South West England, with her two sons, twin daughters and her husband, she has always stayed close to home as she grew up in Wiltshire.
7. Candice Braithwaite - @candicebraithwaite
Candice is a best-selling author and the founder of ‘make motherhood diverse’ - an online initiative that aims to encourage a more accurately representative and diverse depiction of motherhood in the media. She has a background in marketing and she soon grasped the power and potential that Instagram has to offer. She now has 203k followers on Instagram and her content is empowering. Candice grew up in London but when her son was born, Candice and her partner decided to move their 2 children to Milton Keynes, due to fear of knife crime in London.
8. Freddie Harrel - @freddieharrel
The owner of RadSwan, an Afro-hair extension brand, Freddie Harrel, host of the confidence workshops SHE Unleashed, she worked for ASOS as a personal stylist until 2015 and in 2017 she launched her own brand of ethical afro hair extensions called Big Hair No Care. Based in the UK, the brand includes a 30% sale base in the US. She was on the Popsugar 2018 list of 24 of the World's Most Popular Style Bloggers, she is one of the models for the Boots No7 Lift and Luminate range of products, and in 2018 she won the Gold Standard Award for Influencer of the Year at Cosmopolitan. She has 187k Instagram followers and was on the Huffington Post list of 15 fashion Instagram accounts you need to be following in 2019. She also speaks openly about her struggles with mental health, which is what led her to train as a confidence coach. Freddie was born in Paris, she lived in London for a decade but she now lives in New York with her husband and son.
9. Natalie Lee - @stylemesunday
Natalie Lee, also known as Style Me Sunday on Instagram, has 90k followers and loves to post about body positivity and self-confidence. She also hosts a podcast, The Everything Project where her and co-host Kelly Ford “give a voice to those unheard whilst shining a light into worlds unknown.” The Everything Project embraces everything and everyone, which is reflected in Natalie’s Instagram account. Natalie often asks her followers questions, like how they are feeling. She posts motivational captions and engages her followers in interesting conversations. Natalie lives in East London with her husband, who she met at 16, and her two daughters, her eldest daughter has a rare genetic condition which made her sight rapidly deteriorating, requiring several operations.
10. Michelle Kennedy - @michellekennedylon
The founder and CEO of Peanut, an app that is made for helping mothers overcome isolation and loneliness by connecting local mothers and providing a place for asking questions on motherhood and beyond. Michelle created the app after giving birth to her first child as she felt lonely and wanted a way to find other mothers to talk to, she now has 2 children and they live in Hampstead with her husband. Her Instagram account empowers women and she often addresses issues that many women face and are too afraid to talk about, making it easier to relate to others.
These women will make your day brighter when you scroll through Instagram, they will help you feel more confident and empowered, give you fashion advice and style tips, they may even give you the inspiration to create your own business or start something new. And who doesn’t want to see a photo of cute families on their feed every now and then?