I remember the endless nights when Freddie was a baby, the constant feeding and with that scrolling through my Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feeds. In hindsight this probably wasn’t the best thing to do, comparing my life to a perfect representation of what I thought parenting should be.
Forgetting that on the whole, people only post what they want you to see, hindsight is a wonderful thing and sleep deprivation really does mess with your mind.
Now a few years on, I have decluttered my feeds and unfollowed those that were not healthy for my mind and with that I came across a number of amazing parenting bloggers who show the true reality of parenthood. They aren’t Instagram filtered but instead, real and emotional and that was okay and wonderful in its own way. I recently put a poll out to my Facebook and Instagram friends asking for who inspires them but also who they can really relate too... this is the list they came up with:
The Unmumsy Mum
I: @celestebarber * F: @officialcelestebarber * T: @celestebarber_
Hurrah for Gin
The Learner Parent
I: @thelearnerparent * F: @samaverylearnerparent * T: @learner_parent
Mum of boys and Mabel
I: @mumofboysandmabel * F: @mumboysandmabel * T: @mumofboysmabel
Man vs Baby
I & F: @manversusbaby * T: @mattcoyney
Who is your favourite? Do you have anyone else you follow? We’d love to hear your
Kim Barnard is a mother, marketing manager with Old Mill, and one of the Frome Birth Talk volunteer team.