What makes an LA parent Instagram-tastic? Pics that perfectly capture a relatable slice of So Cal life; Vogue-worthy shots of hipster moms hugging hipster kids hugging hipster dogs; a sense of humor about raising little ones in the craziness of LaLaLand. Whatever it is, these folks have it. And many of them have devoted followings to prove it. We’ve filtered through to find ten Angeleno parents you should discover on Instagram stat.
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If you’re not already following this delightful mama mogul on Instagram, you will be soon. When Cho’s not busy running the Oh Joy juggernaut which includes an incredibly popular blog filled with colorful fashion, design and lifestyle videos, she’s launching her own whimsical product lines at Target and Land of Nod, authoring books and still finding time to post Instagram photos of the fun-filled adventures she shares with her two adorable daughters, Ruby and Coco. We’re exhausted just thinking about it, but thankful she finds the energy to do it all and share it with the masses.
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As one of the founders of the hilarious and beloved fatherhood blog, How to Be a Dad, Charlie Capen uses Instagram to keep an extremely touching journal for his two young sons, Finn and Arden. Next to beautiful pictures of his brood, Capen dispenses heartfelt fatherly advice and logs memories of important family moments (both big and small), creating an intimate diary of their time together. Parents will love the relatability of Capen’s posts and may even be inspired to do something just as special for their own rugrats.
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Writer and LA mom of four, Rebecca Woolf, started her crazy popular blog, Girls Gone Child, in 2005 after giving birth to her first baby, little Archer. Woolf’s hilarious wit and unmistakable candor about the highs and lows of parenting have garnered her a loyal following. That goes the same for her Instagram account. Filled with endless beauty shots of fleeting mommy moments, Woolf’s humor and heart shine through in every post – whether it’s a pic of her kiddos aiding in a last-minute primp for a night out or her daughter unexpectedly “fishing for gold” during a family portrait.
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There’s a reason Monica Rose is one of the most sought after celebrity stylists working in Hollywood today – everything she does is glam to nth degree. Having styled everyone from the Kardashian klan to Giuliana Rancic and Mindy Kaling, Rose holds a PhD in what looks gorgeous and her Instagram is no exception. From editorial shots that ooze LA cool to incredible snaps of her kiddos, Alaia and Salvador—the two most trendsetting tots on this or any other planet (seriously), Rose makes us want to up our family’s fashion game pronto.
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OneS@HD blogger and co-organizer of the LA City Dads Group, Trevor Mulligan, perfectly captures the spirit of raising two energetic and fun-loving boys in the City of Angels—all from the perspective of being a stay-at-home dad. Mulligan’s Instagram features charming photos and videos of their daily explorations (and sometime tribulations) around town: from his son, Miles, learning to surf in Venice to his youngest, Mason, hilariously struggling to stay awake after refusing naptime.
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If you love ah-mah-zing interior design, adorable tots and witty play-by-play, Emily Henderson’s Instagram is a must-see. As a highly sought after designer, Target spokesperson, blogger and mom to little Charlie and one on the way, Henderson’s eye candy pics are the perfect way to while a way a few minutes of your day. Her humor and sunny personality shine through in every post and feel more like reading a good girlfriend’s Instagram than rifling through a stranger’s daily grind.
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With her trademark cotton candy colored locks, you instantly know you’re in for tons of fun following Morgan Shanahan’s Instagram. This Buzzfeed Editor, popular blogger, screenwriter and San Fernando Valley mom (hence “The 818” title of her blog) delivers adorable posts of her babes, both furry and human, and daily LA living with unapologetic honesty and sass. This is one mom you know you can always count on for a great time.
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Rupert Samuel and Sarah Sherman Samuel
This super adorable LA power couple are Instagram all-stars, each in their own right. As Executive Director of Global Content for ad agency powerhouse, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Rupert’s posts are filled with madman musings, husbandly sweetness and awwww-worthy snuggle shots of his newborn son, Archer. His beautiful wife, Sarah Sherman Samuel, is a creative director, designer and blogger for Smitten Studio where she shares stories about incorporating the joy of design into daily living. Sarah’s Instagram showcases stunning images of her family and gorgeous interiors that can’t help but inspire the designer in all of us.
Under the moniker “Hollywood Housewife,” Tremaine blogs about her daily life as just that: an accomplished housewife in Hollywood married to a filmmaker, working hard to raise two kiddos in the craziness of this kooky town. Tremaine’s Instagram reads like a love letter to LA, with breathtaking shots of sunny days splashing with her kids in the pool, checking out her fave haunts around the city, and a unique glimpse at life when your family works in the entertainment industry.
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What standout LA parents do you follow on Instagram? Should we be following YOU? Tell us your handle in the comment section!