As we collectively do our part to stay home and keep our distance socially, we’re all searching for ways to bring lightness into our days, find comfort and virtually connect with others. From celebrities who keep it all-the-way real to lifestyle gurus who offer tips on food, fitness, fashion and kid-friendly fun during your pregnancy and beyond, here are 10 Instagram accounts that offer a healthy serving of humor and connection, which is exactly what we’re craving right now. Go ahead, give them a follow, a virtual high-five—you’ll be glad you did.
1. Rookie Moms
From the best postpartum underwear to foods for teething toddlers, Rookie Moms is the account to follow for the practical advice we all need. This feed is filled with #momhacks for the rookies in all of us.
Instagram handle: @rookiemoms
2. Foster the Family
If you've adopted or fostered a child, or are thinking about it, finding support and encouragement online is a must. Foster the Family's Instagram account offers its audience a constant flow of information and resources on foster care, gospel-centered parenting and mission-focused family. For some children, foster care is a life-saving experience and this 'gram account helps you share in that experience.
Instagram handle: @fosterthefamilyblog
3. Shalice Noel
Instagram sensation Shalice Noel has five (yes, five!) kids under the age of 13, and she gave birth to her youngest just a year ago. But her feed isn't just about managing a family of seven, it includes tips on fashion, home decor, travel and more. She offers how-to videos on how to style everything from your living room to your travel outfit. Shalice has a knack for seeing and sharing all the positives life has to offer.
Instagram handle: @shalicenoel
The Mother.ly community was born to send expert ideas and mom-to-mom inspiration to women exactly when we need it. Their uplifting, online community full of expert tricks of the trade and inspiring stories are exactly what first time moms need.
Instagram handle: mother.ly
5. Chrissy Teigen
The patron saint of quick wit and straight talk, Chrissy Teigen has risen to the top of the class for celebrity moms who keep it real and make us laugh. If you're not following her already, we envy you, because you can scroll through all the hilarious content you've missed. Extra bonus: You'll catch plenty of priceless clips of hubby John Legend, who always shows up and is the best sport.
Instagram handle: @chrissyteigen
6. Ginger Parrish
Boy mom of three, self-proclaimed hat addict and inspiration to moms everywhere, Ginger Parrish prides herself on making lemonade out of lemons. Her bright Instagram account is a breath of fresh air.
Instagram handle: @gparrish
7. Pregnant Chicken
Pregnant Chicken is the OG of laugh-out-loud funny spaces for moms-to-be. Amy Morrison, who refers to herself as "the broad behind the burd," built her community on bringing humor to the world of parenting. She keeps it honest and recognizes that it really does take a village and we can all appreciate that.
Instagram handle: @pregnantchicken
8. Happy Toddler Playtime
If you're trying to entertain toddlers and need endless inspiration, check out this mom of three's Instagram feed. She offers tips for sensory bins, crafts and early learning, along with tons of daily ideas on how to keep little ones engaged and happy.
Instagram handle: happytoddlerplaytime
9. Juna Moms
Started by a mom in search of tools she needed while navigating two back-to-back pregnancies of her own, Juna Moms is a multi-faceted community. You can find work-out, nutrition and self-care solutions for every stage of your pregnancy and postpartum on their Instagram page, as well as prenatal and postpartum workouts on the Juna - Pregnancy Exercise app, sage advice from interviews with experts on their podcast and an online space dedicated to women supporting each other on their blog.
Instagram handle: juna.moms
10. Kristen Bell
You know Kirstin Bell from the bevy of television shows and movies she has been in throughout her career, but now you can see her on a new level through her Instagram account. The mom of two and wife to Dax Shepard is down to earth, hilarious and always on point.
Instagram handle: @kristenanniebell
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—Aimee Della Bitta