Most Inspirational Ladies (Plus 1 Dad) On Instagram


Instagram can be a deep, dark hole. When I first became a mother, I started following “celebrity” Instagram accounts featuring women and their own motherhood journeys. I was supposed to do this right?! This is where I would learn about motherhood and be inspired. We are talking about accounts that have hundreds of thousands, even 1M+ followers. Good for them, seriously. But, I quickly realized how unhealthy these accounts were for me. Repeat, for me.

I didn’t understand how these women could be exercising in their living room, hair done, make up done, with their babies sitting calmly next to them. Why did my life not look this? And how in the world is that mom in front of the Eiffel Tower, her baby bump in a black-tie gown, looking like an angel with her long braid and her child playing at her side? “I can’t even get out of my workout clothes,” I thought to myself. What was wrong with me?! Naturally, this was definitely a time of many insecurities for me.

UNFOLLOW. Click. That’s exactly what I did and never looked back. Fast forward…oh, there’s a lot of good on Instagram too! As I spend most of my time on Hello My Tribe’s Instagram rather than my own personal account, I am very intentional with who we follow.

Below is a list of some of my favorite accounts. These ladies, plus a stellar dad, talk about real life. They share the good and the bad moments. They poke fun at parenthood. The photos they post aren’t always perfect. They are people who can teach us something and who can inspire us in the most meaningful ways. They each have a unique voice and a purpose. And they all stand for something bigger than themselves.

To each and every one of them, thank you for sharing your lives with us in the most vulnerable, honest way.

xoxo, alex




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Alex Winkelman
Alex founded Hello My Tribe not because she was an expert on motherhood, but because she was a mom who desperately needed support and community. During those tough first months of motherhood, Alex spent day after day reading and learning about motherhood. She learned: 1. She wasn’t alone in her feelings about motherhood. 2. Everything we could have ever dreamt of existed for the baby, but there was a lack of resources for the woman/mother 3. There are many maternal health issues in our country that need attention and need to be addressed. Hello My Tribe was built upon these needs. Previous to launching Hello My Tribe in 2016, Alex was a professional and volunteer fundraiser, raising millions of dollars for non-profit organizations. Alex lives in Austin, TX with her son and two rescue dogs.