*Updated for 2021* Inside the article: Here, I outline the top 5 social media mamas to follow today. Each has its place in my feed, and I can’t recommend their advice, realness, and relatability enough!
Social media can be a nightmare. A world of comparison, unrealistic expectations, and criticism. For this reason, I’ve taken many social media breaks and limited my time on my favorite apps, especially in this time where my mental health has suffered.
Wait. Where do we go from bashing social media to recommending accounts to follow? Well, I do think there is some good to the online world, and these ladies have shown this sentiment to be true.
So, what should you look for when finding mamas to follow online? For me, I appreciate authenticity and a mama who shows all sides of herself, even the bad ones. I want things other than just mom advice, too, like great baby products or even bump fashion!
Whether you want pregnancy advice or just another person to relate to, here are my top 7 social media mamas to follow in 2021.
#1 – Casey Holmes
Casey and her husband, Davis, and sweet son, Mason, are the epitome of an adorable family. Right before I got pregnant (read my story here), I found her channel as she documented her first pregnancy. It was so fun to follow along with her, as she was a trimester ahead of me. It helped me know what to expect!
Casey isn’t your typical mama influencer. She also has wonderful fashion sense and beautiful make-up skills. She also owns her own boutique, Rosie Daze, and makes Comfort Colors look like Gucci. So cozy! Her platform is the perfect mesh of both worlds!
#2 – Loverly Grey aka Brittany
One of my best friends showed me Brittany’s page, and both of us didn’t even have kids yet! Brittany is so sweet. She has two baby girls and always has the best fashion advice for how to dress “the bump.” Honestly, she finds all of the best sales!
Another real mama influencer (seeing a pattern, yet?), Brittany also talks about home decor and daily life. She is one of few who I spend significant time watching her stories.
#3 – Ali Fedotowsky
You might remember her from the Bachelor or the Bachelorette, but I just can’t get over how nice she seems! While not a traditional “mommy blogger,” Ali always keeps it real with potty training woes and poop fiascoes. I feel like I’m in good company when I watch her stories!
Ali is also a working mom who shows the real challenges of balancing home and work life. They also just moved from Los Angeles to Nashville! I live vicariously through other people’s big moves, don’t judge me!
#4 – Mada Leigh Lavey
So many wonderful things to say about this mama! I originally found her when searching for baby-led weaning resources, and honestly, it was like having a friend show me the ropes. I watched her with her first daughter, Temple, and am enjoying the reminder with her new daughter, Bobbie.
Mada is amazing to watch if you want clean living tips or are planning a natural home birth. She is all about eating healthy (Yes, she’s the Defined Dish’s sister!) and posts live workouts weekly. She just started her own workout streaming service, too! Also fun fact, she and I went to the same college (and even spent a bit of our time there together, though we never met!).
#5 – Jamie Otis Hehner
Another Bachelor alumna, Jamie is the true definition of real. There are no secrets on her page. She’s a huge advocate for loving yourself and your body, and is a walking example of the 1 in 4 women who experience miscarriage. Trigger warning: she talks openly about her miscarriage and stillbirth of her son, Jonathan. She had many rounds of fertility issues, but now has two sweet babies, a girl, Henley, and a son, Hendrix.
Follow her on Instagram.
#6 – “Leigh Ann Says”
I’m so glad to add Leigh Ann to this list because after years of fertility doctors and finally IVF, she is currently expecting her first child. She has many videos documenting the whole process if you’re someone looking into what it is like firsthand. She also does a killer Target haul and has some unique taste in clothes, which I dig.
Funny, when I went to type this, I realized I don’t know her real last name! Hah.
#7 – Shawn Johnson
Guys, I’m just a sucker for a cute baby, ok? Her sweet daughter, Drew, is the cutest little chunk. Shawn is most well-known for her gymnastics career, but recently she and her husband, Andrew, welcomed their baby girl and have another on the way. Aside from the cute babies, they have a podcast (Couple Things) that not only outlines baby-related subjects, but incorporates marriage as well.
Social Media Moms to Follow
I hope you love these powerful ladies as much as I do! I’ll be sure to continue adding to this list as I stumble upon more. Who are some of your favorite mamas to follow? Let me know!