I love Instagram. It is my favorite social network. I love the community. I love the compassion. I love the humor. I love that no algorithm alters my feed and I am able to stay connected with friends near and far. I also love gaining inspiration from some amazing creators.
I thought I would share some of my favorite Instagram moms I follow in the Bay Area. There are so many talented women here.
1. Stephanie Rausser (@StephRausser)
Steph is a kick-ass professional photographer and her feed perfectly captures behind the scene shots, hilarious perspectives on teenagers and her innate sense of play.
2. Tiffanie Turner (@TiffanieTurner)
Amazing paper artist? Check. Burlesque Dancer? Check. Loving mother? Check. Incredibly kind and emotionally available feed? Check. Go follow Tiffanie now.
3. Felicia Gallagher (@Through_The_Blue)
Just a cool mom raising two kids on Nob Hill while drinking way too much Philz and announcing the coming arrival of indie rock bands to San Francisco sporadically in her feed.
4. Jeanne Chan (@ShopSweetThings)
Inspirational photos but not so much so that they’re annoying. I’ve only met Jeanne in person once, but she gives an instant kindness that travels through her online work as well.
5. Erin Feher Montoya (@ErinFeher)
She is the editor of Red Tricycle Bay Area and she and her husband are opening a woodworking studio for kids in San Francisco. SO. MUCH. YES.
6. Kate (@StyleSmaller)
Sometimes I can’t even handle the cuteness of this feed.
7. Katie Hintz-Zambrano (@KatieHintzZambrano)
Quite possibly the coolest mom in San Francisco.
8. Jessica Shyba (@MommasGoneCity)
Ok… So maybe Santa Cruz isn’t quite in the Bay Area, but how could I not include Jessica and her sweet family? If you don’t follow her already I don’t know where you’ve been. Under a rock?
9. Liz Stanley (@SayYesBlog)
Richmond mamma and power blogger. She’s recently been doing these outfit posts that I strangely obsess over.
10. Sarah Hebenstreit (@ModernKids)
I have been following Sarah since before she had her sweet baby. Her feed is as calming as it is joyful.
11. Gabrielle Blair (@DesignMom)
Six kids. SIX. Gabrielle creates a beautiful, personal and creative feed. I have never met someone who is so interested in the person she is speaking with.
12. Tracy Benjamin (@TracyShutterbean)
She’ll make you crave avocado toast like whoah. She also captures morning light like no one on the internet.
13. Erin Hiemstra (@Apartment_34)
Pregnant with her her first baby and styling like a boss lady.
14. Kristen Philipkoski (@Stylenik)
Gorgeous. Lovely. Real.
15. Maia McDonald Smith (@DesignConundrum)
Maia comes off so sweet and nice in person and then you see her work and what she can do and you’re like… “Oh, I get it now, you’re a powerhouse.”
16. Jennine Jacob (@TheCoveted)
I first met Jennine when we spoke on a panel together last year. Little did I know this woman who was wearing a full-length jean overcoat was one of the original fashion bloggers.
17. Melissa (@SavvyInSanFran)
Cute kids, lovely scenery and makeup. What more could you ask for?
18. Me (@OurUrbanPlay)
It’s my list so…
Who did I miss? Leave the link to your favorite feed or your own!