Being a mom can be a lonely venture. There are days when all I do is talk about Frozen, clean up bodily fluids, and follow the instructions of two (surprisingly bossy) toddlers. Those are the days when I feed my Instagram fix. I take a gander at other moms’ lives, prettied up; I admire the courageousness of moms who are going through things I can’t begin to imagine; I laugh along with other moms who are also having a day of it—it’s a quick way to get perspective on my day and to remind me why we’re all doing this mom thing (for the money, obviously).
I’ve rounded up twelve of my favorite moms on Instagram, who run the gamut from hilarious to inspiring. The one thing these Instagram moms all have in common? Totally adorable kiddos.