I’m a little bit of an Instagram addict. I mean, I love it. I do. But there are times when I don’t love it. Like when everything is looking pristine and smiley and happy as I scroll through and I’m over here in yesterday’s yoga pants trying to break up a fight over who touched who in a mean way. Celeb moms on Instagram can really make me feel like shit. Some of them have feeds full of gorgeously curated photos taken by what must be a professional photographer with captions like “My heart!” or “This is what life’s all about!” And while that’s totally true, it can make a momma feel like a total failure when she just wants five seconds without anyone touching her.
That leads me to today’s post. Today, I want to celebrate the celeb moms on Instagram who keep it real. I mean really real. The mommas who show us that life isn’t all bright, perfectly aligned smiles and children who look like they frolicked out of an ad campaign. Today is all about the famous moms who give us a tiny glimpse of real life.
8 Awesomely Honest Celeb Moms on Instagram
It’s been a really long time since I shared some of my Instagram favorites with you guys—and not because my Insta addiction has waned at all. No. I’m still a screen-scrolling zombie come bedtime. My eyelids may droop, but my thumb keeps scrolling and double tapping until I just. can’t. even.
Is this the most productive use of my time? Uh, no. Most definitely not. But sometimes I try to trick my brain into thinking it’s OK by saying, “Hey brain. I’m actually conducting really important research here by checking out some local accounts to find some cool things to do. For the girls.” Because my brain is highly susceptible to mom guilt.
In case any of you local readers are interested in a really pretty time suck—I mean, highly productive research project for the good of your children—I put together a list of some of my favorite Hudson Valley Instagrammers. These guys regularly post gorgeous shots of things to do and see and eat and buy in our pretty stinking beautiful NYC suburbs.
Since we’re heading into holiday crunch time, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorite small business Instagram accounts. I follow a lot of them. I actually didn’t realize how many until I sat down to put this post together.
Personally, I’m not a fan of accounts that are nothing but product shilling. I totally get that Instagram accounts are a marketing tool. But my favorite accounts are a mix of business and personal. They make us feel like we know the people behind the business and sometimes give us a little look at their process—which, actually works for the business because it totally builds loyalty.
Here are a few that I love.
Since my Instagram addiction is still going strong I thought it would be fun to keep the InstaAddict ball rolling and continue to highlight some of my favorite accounts. From travel shots to silly videos, sweet slices of life and awesome styling, these ladies and their photos catch my eye regularly—and I think you’ll like them too!
I’ve been promising a new InstaAddict post to people writing in and asking about it for awhile now, but have been having so much trouble categorizing accounts like I did for my Momma and Healthy Living posts.
Finally it dawned on me that I don’t have to put people into tiny boxes. Sometimes a fab DIY blogger has an account that focuses an awful lot on her cute kid. Other times a prop stylist or a designer will give some peeks into what her life is like. I’ve found that my favorite accounts are the ones that are all over the board. They don’t comfortably fit into any one category. And why try to make them?
So instead, I’ve pulled together a few that my inner people watcher adores…