That mom life is a crazy life. Luckily, since we started to connect online and smash the stigma surrounding what motherhood should look like, we can feel less alone in the struggle. With memes and honest posts about the messy reality of parenthood, we are able to see that we aren’t the only ones out there experiencing fear, self-doubt, and the all-encompassing questions of whether we’re doing it all wrong.
One of the things that makes us feel seen is the illustrated depictions of mom life that you can find online. Illustrator accounts on Instagram can often make us feel visible in a world full of “Pinterest mom” advertisements and articles about how we’re probably doing it all wrong.
Here are some of the best mom-life illustrator accounts that you should definitely be following on Instagram.
Paula Kuka is the creator and artist behind Common Wild, an incredible collection of mom-life moments. The illustrations of Common Wild make us moms feel seen and understood while also encouraging us to be gentle with ourselves.
Reigning meme queen Mommy Cusses has been making us laugh for years with her sharp and witty take on parenting, but she’s also an incredible artist and illustrator. Her feed is a collection of vivid illustrations that are as hilarious as they are aesthetically pleasing.
Grow Up Brite is a collection of illustrated mom-life moments that manage to be relatable and heartwarming all at the same time.
Momming with Truth is an account that present a very real and unfiltered side to motherhood while also encouraging us to love ourselves and treat ourselves with grace and kindness.
Betty Ratbag is a shop run by an illustrator that shows gorgeous portraits of motherhood in all of its messy, imperfect glory.
Drawings by Nicole is full of bright, quirky art for “Weird Moms.” Her style is original, and there is a shop where she sells all sorts of products, including some illustrated children’s books.
Adrienne Hedger presents comics on other things than just mom-life; however, there is a fair amount of parenting content that is relatable (and funny) AF.
Although this is more from a dad-life perspective, the cartoons posted here are relatable and often heartwarming. These illustrations often capture difficult topics and present them in a way that makes you feel better for having seen them.
Grace Ferris creates hilarious cartoons that capture the everyday messy realities of parenthood and mom-life. Many of her illustrations also feature text and make us feel seen in the “so real it hurts” kind of way.
Growing Basil is another Instagram account that shows more than just mom-life stuff. Like many other accounts on this list, there is also a shop where you can buy products made with these illustrations.
So there it is. Get on out there and follow these fab accounts. You won’t regret it.