Forget pristine and curated Instagram feeds full of perfect lunch boxes, matching outfits and strict sleep routines, we are talking honest convos about parenthood. We think Instagram might be the perfect place to find people who will make you feel like you’re not alone!
Rebecca makes it clear to her followers that no topic is off limits and she will not say sorry for swearing in front of her kids. Rebecca shares her experiences of parenting, pregnancy and surrogacy whilst being outrageously funny. She has an authentic personality that kiwi mums across the country would love and have been loving.
Mimi Gilmour Buckley
They say you can’t do it all, but Mimi is. Mimi is a mother to Olympia (pictured above) and Octavia, wife to Stephen and CEO of Mates Agency, Co founder of Lammi AND Burger Burger. When her first born Olympia suffered a severe brain injury, Mimi’s life turned upside down, but nothing has stopped her from creating the best life for her family.
Mark and Christian
Mark and Christian are Dads raising beautiful children Lulu & Frankie. Each instagram post is a note to a child, documenting their life. Mark & Christian have been up against Surrogacy and Adoption laws for the last 5 years. Going as far as challenging Jacinda Ardern to make it easier for families like them to grow. They faced counselling, police checks, home inspections, Ethics approval, IVF and finally, court approval to adopt a biological child!!
Jordyn Gregory AKA Kiwi Birth Tales
A collection of Kiwi Mums & Dads sharing their Pregnancy and Birth tales, giving a snapshot of birthing experiences in New Zealand. You will learn, laugh, cry and find comfort in these stories as they are the good, the bad and the beautifully ugly. Jordyn uses her platform to show that you are not alone on your journey whether this is trying to conceive, pregnant, postpartum or have an expecting friend or family member.
An iconic mum and athlete for New Zealand. Valerie Adams advocates on her social media that it is important for parents to lift each other up and to be open about their experiences. Valerie’s youngest son Tava was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at birth – her platform shares her families story and educates many on Type 1 diabetes and the challenges that come with it. You only have to read her photo comments to see how many families are going through the same struggle.