Let’s face it — it’s not easy being a parent in today’s world. All it takes is a glance at the headlines or a quick scroll through social media, and boom — you’re hit with an overwhelming sense of dread. Instead of getting caught in the endless cycle of doomscrolling, tweak your feed to give yourself a boost of happy next time you open Instagram! Here are five fun Instagram accounts any mom can follow for the antidote to all the heaviness!

1. Modern Mom Probs

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There are a ton of parenting accounts on Instagram, some exclusively devoted to hilarious memes, others providing advice and showing the tender sides of being a parent. Modern Mom Probs hits the sweet spot of offering both. Run by an author, podcaster, and speaker, this account has a healthy balance of mom humor alongside posts about mental health, parenting advice, and the highs and lows of motherhood that aren’t talked about enough.

2. The Vintage Parents

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A married Gen X couple adopted a family member’s child while in their late 40s. Their posts are honest and heartfelt, and they defy the stereotypes that certain milestones need to be hit by a certain age. There are also a lot of funny memes and videos posted about the ’80s, parenting as an older adult, and marriage.

3. Millennial Kyle


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A Massachusetts-based content creator, this self-proclaimed “body roll/high kick king” offers up nostalgic and hilarious videos that are silly and just plain fun. The props, costumes, and songs change, but the dance remains the same — Kyle makes me laugh every single time.

4. Mochi + Sumo


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I am an animal lover who lives for other people’s pets because I have a child with allergies. I follow several animal accounts, and Mochi and Sumo are my favorites — and they’re Boston based! This account is devoted to two exotic cats whose owner enjoys dressing them up — which they tolerate enough for photo shoots. It’s equal parts adorable and hilarious!

5. Flavor Flav


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From hype man for Public Enemy to reality star staple, Flav is now three years sober and at his absolute best. He now moonlights as a hype man for Taylor Swift and posts photos and videos of himself handing out friendship bracelets to fellow Swifties at concerts and posing for photos with Papa Swift. He cheers on fellow inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and makes sure to post a picture welcoming them into the club. He’s making friends, spreading positivity, and posting utterly delightful content regularly.

Lesley Moreau
Lesley grew up in New Bedford, MA, came to Boston for college, and stuck around. She holds a master's degree in criminal justice and an MFA in creative writing. Lesley is a playwright and has had her work produced in Boston, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Texas. Lesley lives in Dorchester with her husband and 3-year-old son. She is a proud and unapologetic "one and done" mom. Lesley loves traveling, true crime docs and inspired scripted series, reading, coffee, face masks, and family game nights.


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