Instagram has rapidly become my favorite social media platform. I’ve always been a very visual person and Instagram truly gives you all the tools you need to get your story out there. With 600 million monthly active users and a 100 million user jump in the last six months, it is one of the biggest social media platforms .The jump in users is mostly due to their newest addition of Instagram Stories. My nightly routine is to put my kids to bed, pour myself a glass of wine and watch what everyone has been up to all day. My favorites to watch are always mompreneurs, it gives me that kick in the butt I need to push harder every day with my own business.
So I have rounded up my top 5 mom Instagrammers I think you should be following as well!
1. Jillian Harris @jillian.harris
You may recognize this lady from Love It Or List It Vancouver as well as The Bachelor and The Bachelorette! Back in August of 2016 Jillian and her fiance welcomed a little baby boy named Leo and he is just so sweet! I love watching her Instagram stories because she has the right balance of everything. Mom life ( of course) but also showing off her home renovations, on set on Love It Or List it and having fun with her family, friends, and Nacho. She is also great for some laughs and some beautifully styled photos as well!
2. Cat & Nat @catandnat
These two mamas have a huge following, especially on Facebook and Instagram for their #momtruth videos. You know the ones, with them sitting in their car saying exactly what we are all thinking but too scared to say out loud. Needless to say, their Instagram stories are just as funny and entertaining as those videos. The two of them share the account so you get to do what each one of them is doing with their day. From their Facebook live videos that they shoot every day at noon to getting on a private jet with one of the Real Housewives Of Toronto. There is never a dull moment with these ladies, so if you are looking for some fun with some #momtruths splashed in, check them out!
3. Martine Bernier @martineforget
Anyone who is a fan of the show Hockey Wives( me!) will recognize Martine right away. Her hubby Johnathan Bernier was the goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs but was recently traded to the Anaheim Ducks. These days her Instagram stories and feed are filled with days spent at beautiful beaches, visits to Disneyland with her little boy Tyler and of course her husband’s hockey games. As a huge hockey fan myself I love every aspect of her account ( even if the Oilers deserve 1st place haha). Even though she isn’t modeling as much as she used to, it’s fun to get a sneak peak into the life of a hockey wife.
4. Jennifer Wilson @vonbonapparel
Jennifer Wilson is the mama behind Vonbon Apparel. A beautifully designed ( and gorgeous) clothing company established in Vancouver BC. She is the quintessential “mompreneur”, running an extremely successful business all with baby in tow. Her feed is a mix of editorial photos of her clothing line but also of her everyday life as a parent. As for her Instagram stories, she often shows her busy life of running a business. Schlepping her littlest babe with her to her store front shop or squeezing in a business meeting while he has a snooze. Watching her feed makes me feel like you truly can have it all, as an entrepreneur and a mother.
5. Lori Godin @lorigodin
If you’re a mom in Edmonton, I guarantee you have heard of this fabulous blogger. She is the woman behind Frugal Edmonton Mama, Raising Edmonton, Yeg Date Night and more recently This Big Adventure! I certainly follow all of her Instagram accounts but this one by far is my favorite to tune into. She shows the real deal of what it’s like being a WAHM, and it’s no easy feat (trust me). How this lady can pull off being a mom to three little girls and putting out such marvelous content is beyond me. That is why I love to watch her Instagram stories, you get an insight into her day to day life. It gives me the kick in the butt I need to stop making excuses and get some work done! We are so lucky to have a local superstar like Lori! If you aren’t following her already, I highly recommend you do!
This is just a drop in the bucket of amazing mamas on Instagram! Who are you favorites to follow? Let me know in the comments down below!
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